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Head Of Roses

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Head Of Roses

Second full-length solo album from Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner recorded at her North Carolina studio

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  1. 8.3 |   Beats Per Minute

    In the wake of serious turmoil, plagued by demons and searching for the light, Wasner wrote 10 tenderhearted, clear-eyed songs, detailing a journey to acceptance, or at least approaching it
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  2. 8.1 |   Paste Magazine

    Wasner, one of indie rock’s most in-demand collaborators, displays a newfound openness on Head of Roses
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  3. 8.0 |   The Independent

    Multi-instrumentalist Jenn Wasner’s new Flock of Dimes album is an otherworldly exploration of heartbreak
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  4. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    Wasner still manages to deliver an album that feels both highly individual and effective in what it tries to do. It also subtly extends the sense of musical reinvention which has been ongoing since the direction-pivoting Shriek
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  5. 8.0 |   Uncut

    This multilayered and multigenre approach results in an album that is as deeply introspective as it is creatively bold and ambitious. Print edition only

  6. 7.8 |   Spectrum Culture

    From isolation to clarity, getting past the pain of endings
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  7. 7.5 |   Pitchfork

    Even as she surveys heartbreak and self-doubt, Jenn Wasner’s second solo album sounds confident. Textural layers of guitar and synth offer depth, yet allow her voice to lead the way
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  8. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    Flock of Dimes has become the vehicle for Wasner’s most personal reflections, which makes it the one to treasure most
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  9. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Wasner’s sculpting of emotive music through sound and texture rather than key is special, and Head of Roses is by far her most successful rendering of it
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  10. 7.0 |   Northern Transmissions

    Intimate and exposed yet quietly confident, ‘Head of Roses’ is Wasner bearing her soul for all the world to see
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  11. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Her supple vocal sounds are partly obscured here by loops and electronics or resonant layers of Eno'd guitars. Print edition only

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