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Kelly Lee Owens

Kelly Lee Owens

Kelly Lee Owens

Debut album from the London electronic artist, protégé of fellow London producer Daniel Avery

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  1. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    Warm, emotive and well-produced, the work of a natural talent that will only get better with time
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  2. 8.5 |   The 405

    Her rise to success is owed to her own creative mind and assuring that taking time to create a solid product can be a virtue
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  3. 8.0 |   Q

    There are clear parallels with Factory Floor, Mica Levi and early Grimes, but Owens has clearly found her calling. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    It’s standout track ‘Bird’ that really hooks you as it seamlessly switches from shadowy ambience to a delicious sub-bass beat that sounds as good in headphones as it will when cranked out at dangerously high decibels from some techno dungeon speakers
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  5. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Dark synth-pop if the haunting, affecting kind. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   Pitchfork

    Welsh singer and producer leaves her indie rock past behind and mixes dream pop and ambient techno on her immensely varied and fully-formed debut
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  7. 8.0 |   Clash

    A debut that is full of depth and one that exposes the scope of electronic music beyond just the club
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  8. 8.0 |   music OMH

    Both danceable and meditative music with genuine heart
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  9. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Feels like the opening chapter of a thrilling career
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  10. 7.6 |   Resident Advisor

    She can create an environment so specific that, after listening, you may find yourself longing to immerse yourself in it again
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  11. 7.1 |   Earbuddy

    Only once it’s over do you feel its spell release you. That is, until the next Kelly Lee Owens album
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  12. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Give Owens time to figure out her strengths and weaknesses and she might make something truly formidable
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