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Silence Is Loud

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Silence Is Loud

dDebut full-length studio release from the Bradford-born jungle producer and DJ

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  1. 10.0 |   The Arts Desk

    This is truly an album of someone who’s grown up completely native to the information glut age
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  2. 10.0 |   Dork

    ‘Silence Is Loud’ is a record of expression and freedom. Freedom to experiment and make exactly what you want but also freedom to look deep within yourself and make something that has a legacy beyond simply the dancefloor
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  3. 9.0 |   DIY

    Her trailblazer status has never been more assured
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  4. 8.0 |   NME

    The journey to the Bradford-born star's debut has included an NME Award, a support slot with Beyoncé and more. This measured, personal collection of songs are as good as you'd hoped they'd be
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  5. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    The Bradford producer confidently tethers her breakbeats to a pounding four-to-the-floor kick drum – which would have been unheard of in the 90s – on a pop-facing, innovative record
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  6. 8.0 |   The FT

    The London-based DJ’s eclectic debut also mixes drum and bass, dubstep and pop
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  7. 8.0 |   All Music

    No one else is making jungle that's this introspective while staying true to the genre's sound system roots, sounding raw enough to ignite a rave yet catchy enough for the radio
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  8. 8.0 |   Clash

    Exuding femme energy – she’s frequently DJ’d to women-only spaces – she taps into an often neglected aspect of jungle history, while writing a few chapters of her own. An early Mercury tip? Don’t bet against it
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  9. 7.3 |   Pitchfork

    The British producer’s debut full-length illustrates her gift for rewiring jungle into arena-sized pop catharsis
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  10. 7.0 |   Northern Transmissions

    It will stand as a unique generational timestamp on jungle music and a testament to the fact that its relevance is dependent on those unbound by tradition and willing to pay homage to an eclectic range of works
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  11. 7.0 |   musicOMH

    The new face of jungle finds freeing space amidst the percussive cacophony for nods to pop, indie, RnB and soul
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  12. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Nia Archives uses Silence Is Loud to bring jungle's latest era to a new generation
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  13. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    Like her sound itself, Silence Is Loud has its staples, but diverges down countless different paths. Archives isn't just looking back and reflecting on scattered moments in life, but actively living through them — sometimes, she comes out the other side a little wiser
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  14. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    Nia Archives’ debut album is densely dedicated to a single feel, through ideas both thick and thin
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  15. 6.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The album mostly pushes forward in a way that jettisons its capacity for introspection
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