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Natalie Prass

Natalie Prass

Natalie Prass

Debut album from the Nashville-based singer-songwriter released on Matthew E. White's label and production house

ADM rating[?]

8.3

Label
Spacebomb
UK Release date
26/01/2015
US Release date
27/01/2015
  1. 10.0 |   The Guardian

    The touchstones here, such as Dusty in Memphis, are all records that revel in a particular kind of musicality, yet this is a record that never feels retro, just timeless
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  2. 10.0 |   State

    Rather than be known for a heartbroken album about breaking up, this should go down as one of the most innovative and beautiful debuts of recent times
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  3. 9.1 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Natalie Prass resonates in part because of its familiarity, the touchstones of lost genres and the nostalgic reserves of American music
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  4. 9.0 |   Under The Radar

    This is a documentation of a slowly collapsing relationship, one filled with the profound wisdom of someone who has had enough time to reflect on the events that occurred
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  5. 9.0 |   music OMH

    Everything she sings here feels honest and convincing, and, like the best soul music, her songs here transform the personal in to the universal
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  6. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Prass sings like a fallen angel with the rugged soul of Dusty Springfield and the high, reedy archness of Diana Ross
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  7. 9.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    It is the kind of record that, in my experience, only comes along every once in a while; the kind that daintily piques your interest before making a play for the all-consuming
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  8. 8.6 |   Earbuddy

    Listening to this record, you’d think Prass was one her twelfth release, which makes this debut even more impressive
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  9. 8.4 |   Paste Magazine

    When Prass is in her biggest comfort zone, the results are astounding
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  10. 8.3 |   Pitchfork

    A warm, intimate debut album that leaves space for darker contemplation—those stray thoughts that light you up at the end of the night
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  11. 8.3 |   A.V. Club

    What sets it apart is her gracefully authoritative, hyper-emotive, and at times semi-animal personality brought out through a masterfully controlled and gloriously weird set of pipes
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  12. 8.3 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    A dynamic album that is bigger than its size and very deserving of the praise it will undoubtedly receive
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  13. 8.0 |   The Music

    Recorded with some three dozen other instrumentalists, the album is lush with string arrangements and bright horn sections
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  14. 8.0 |   NOW

    The Stax-style arrangements lend just the right embellishment to her otherwise straightforward songcraft
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  15. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Prass has a fascinating voice, one with room for tones of both disappointment and hope
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  16. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    The Nashville artist manages to harken back to the fluid funk of 1970s R&B and chamber-pop without falling into the trappings of derivation or heightened melodrama
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  17. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Natalie Prass is a beautiful record that does best when it prods the sweet ache of failed romance
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  18. 8.0 |   The Independent

    Her unique, tremulous contralto mining depths of despairing devotion on songs clearly triggered by romantic crisis
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  19. 8.0 |   The Observer

    The thrush-like Natalie Prass, 28, has written a heartbreak album that reminds you why such albums are so wonderful and necessary in the first place
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  20. 8.0 |   Uncut

    It is ambitious music, even compared with Big Inner and it also sounds rich with potential. Print edition only

  21. 8.0 |   Q

    A record that announces its creator as a true force. Print edition only

  22. 8.0 |   Mojo

    A sonic life lived in the same melodic echo chamber as Dusty In Memphis. Print edition only

  23. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    'Natalie Prass' shows she’s got the complex stuff down pat, but getting back to the basics might be the next stage of development that takes her to another level
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  24. 6.5 |   Beardfood

    Have you just been ditched? This is your soundtrack
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