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I Love You Jennifer B

Jockstrap

I Love You Jennifer B

Debut full-length album from the London-based duo Georgia Ellery and Taylor Skye

ADM rating[?]

8.4

Label
Rough Trade
UK Release date
09/09/2022
US Release date
09/09/2022
  1. 10.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    I Love You Jennifer B is unquestionably one of the best debut albums of the last five years
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  2. 10.0 |   The Skinny

    There are ideas pouring out of Jockstrap’s debut. Somehow, they’re ideas that work together and grow more legs as you listen. It’s a labyrinth of a pop album
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  3. 10.0 |   NME

    The London duo’s relentless commitment to innovation will thrill newcomers and ardent fans alike
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  4. 10.0 |   musicOMH

    An astonishing debut, an intoxicating statement, impossibly ambitious, inventive and exhilarating. It’s quite the ride
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  5. 9.0 |   All Music

    I Love You Jennifer B is pop at its most baffling, but its considered arrangement keeps the album not just listenable, but thrilling, even as it dives off of various sonic cliffs into the unknown
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  6. 9.0 |   Clash

    An extraordinary, wide-ranging debut album
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  7. 9.0 |   DIY

    A record creaking and groaning under the weight of its ideas
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  8. 9.0 |   PopMatters

    Jockstrap’s experimental pop makes their debut I Love You Jennifer a bewildering yet rewarding listen. Jockstrap play with expectations to keep listeners on their toes
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  9. 8.6 |   Beats Per Minute

    Jockstrap are masters of leaving us hanging, never letting their stories resolve in overly simplified happy endings. They always leave you wanting more – isn’t that what dreams are like, after all?
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  10. 8.6 |   Northern Transmissions

    Jockstrap have paved their own path in the world of music — bold experimentation paired with spectacular writing skills
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  11. 8.4 |   Pitchfork

    The full-length debut from the shapeshifting UK duo is a virtuosic display of theatrical mayhem, dazzling production, and surprisingly lustrous pop music
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  12. 8.0 |   Mojo

    While production high jinks threaten to override shapeshifting songs like Neon and Angst, the delicate balance between Ellery's lithe effectual voice and Skye's layered abstractions continues to confound expectations in singular skew-whiff fashion. Print edition only

  13. 8.0 |   Gigwise

    As expected yet still surprising
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  14. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    It’s positively thrilling to witness a band perpetually committed to pushing boundaries and creating music unlike anything else released before it
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  15. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Together they make smart but unstudied pop music, as invigoratingly weird as it is instantly winning, stuffed with gleefully incompatible styles and with a broad emotional range. Print edition only

  16. 8.0 |   Dork

    One step ahead of their peers, and, quite possibly, technology as we know it, Jockstrap have a timeless quality
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  17. 8.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Despite some awkward sequencing and songwriting, I Love You Jennifer B is yet another promising debut from a budding experimental UK indie scene
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  18. 7.0 |   Crack

    An album that is restlessly inventive yet remains familiar and intimate, drawing you closer into its bright world
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  19. 4.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    One of the most shambolically disjointed capital-X ‘perimental pop records on which I have wearied my ears this or any year
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