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Not Your Muse


Not Your Muse

Debut full-length album the Los Angeles-born, London-based singer-songwriter who won the BBC Sound of 2020

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  1. 10.0 |   Vinyl Chapters

    What is so remarkable about every track on Not Your Muse is the seemingly natural and flawless execution, to the point that the use of birdsong in The Promise does not seem out of place at all
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  2. 8.0 |   All Music

    Celeste's voice stuns most when matched with quieter support
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  3. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Believe the hype. Brush away your cynicism. Embrace
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  4. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Confirms her 2019 Rising Star Brit and BBC's Sound Of 2020 awards were no fluke. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   The Independent

    An album that will lure you back time and time again, as much for its technical brilliance as any of its other qualities
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  6. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    Little touches like the Mark Ronson-esque brass on Love Is Back or the swooping, spine-tingling vocal delivery on The Promise are what lifts Not My Muse up another level
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  7. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Not Your Muse is Celeste showcasing her truest self, and the care that it deserves
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  8. 8.0 |   NME

    She topped every tipster's poll as once to watch for 2020. We all know what happened next – but the London star has proved herself a generational talent
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  9. 7.0 |   Clash

    Throughout ‘Not Your Muse’ Celeste mixes a jazz pop with soulful vocals. She finds a balance of slightly alternative mainstream: just enough to make her sound distinct in the mass pop media market
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  10. 7.0 |   Gigwise

    A debut that whips up a bounty of introspective and authentic feeling
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  11. 7.0 |   Albumism

    All in all, it marks the start of what should be a successful and promising career, as she has all the tools necessary to flourish
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  12. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Some bold moments reveal the soul singer’s potential to be much more than the voice of TV jingles and Adele stop-gaps
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  13. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    That voice is at its finest when it cracks and falters, drawing the listener in
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