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Preacher’s Daughter

Ethel Cain

Preacher’s Daughter

Full-length debut album from the Florida-born dream pop artist Hayden Silas Anhedönia

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  1. 10.0 |   DIY

    Change, escape and identity are not easy things to navigate, and ‘Preacher’s Daughter’ is the dark, unsettling, sprawling beauty that comes out of it
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  2. 10.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Every moment serves to enhance the conveying of the record’s story, and refuses to shy away from the unconventional, intense, or drawn out. I wish Preacher’s Daughter and its story didn’t have to exist, but I’m eternally grateful that it does
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  3. 9.0 |   Clash

    A heart-wrenching collection of songs that urges the listener to give themselves over to this album as much as Ethel Cain gives herself over to you
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  4. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    There's a substance and cohesion across Preacher's Daughter that's lacking on most debuts – and yet there's clearly so much more to come from this incredible artist and the rich world she's created
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  5. 9.0 |   Crack

    This is an album that pairs cock-rock riffs and 80s snares with thundering sludge and drone instrumentals. One moment Anhedönia is belting out radio-friendly pop lyrics about crying under the bleachers, like a young Taylor Swift
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  6. 9.0 |   Paste Magazine

    The artist’s debut LP interweaves powerful genre influences and haunting narratives, beginning to chart the Ethel Cain lore
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  7. 9.0 |   Gigwise

    An American epic
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  8. 8.8 |   Northern Transmissions

    Cain’s grasp on her production and unwavering knowledge of who she is an artist says that more stories are bound to come
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  9. 8.0 |   Beats Per Minute

    With more questions raised than answered, Cain’s unusually ambitious and fully-realised debut somehow leaves listeners craving more in spite of its wonderful, exhausting, 75 minute runtime
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  10. 6.4 |   Pitchfork

    On her debut album, the 24-year-old Tallahassee native briefly makes good on her instinct for mass-appeal pop anthems, but most of the 90-minute album dwells on roiling gloom and smoldering Americana
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  11. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    The introspective singer explores identity and religion amid a backdrop of seedy Americana on this rich, haunting debut
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  12. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    Bedroom pop with its eye on bigger settings
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