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Stranger In The Alps

Phoebe Bridgers

Stranger In The Alps

Debut LP from the LA singer-songwriter, featuring a guest appearance from Conor Oberst

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  1. 9.1 |   Consequence Of Sound

    A haunting array of songs that pierce and linger
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  2. 9.1 |   A.V. Club

    It’s never about wallowing, but about slowly moving through it. That difference, played out over some incredible, wise-beyond-her-years songwriting, makes it one of the best albums of the year
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  3. 9.0 |   music OMH

    One of those records that seem destined to herald a long-lasting career
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  4. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    Stranger in the Alps is a gorgeously written record, and Bridgers shows her brilliance consistently across its 45-minute runtime
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  5. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Impressive and then some
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  6. 8.0 |   Q

    One of the albums of the year. Print edition only

  7. 8.0 |   NME

    Get ready to embrace the tears
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  8. 8.0 |   DIY

    A quietly devastating listen worthy of Phoebe Bridgers’ obvious influences
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  9. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Once the record's over, you'll feel like you’ve been dropped in a dark part of town after being left heartbroken - which is exactly what music like this should do
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  10. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    The record is a stunning achievement, and one that heralds the arrival of a major talent, undoubtedly in it for the long haul
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  11. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Barbed but beautiful. Print edition only

  12. 7.8 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    A vibrant and rare debut that’s not afraid to tell it how it is
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  13. 7.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Bridgers she has proven that her sweet and somber storytelling can stand its own ground
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  14. 7.0 |   Pitchfork

    The crux of Bridgers’ writing arrives in small details: a casual exchange of words, a song played on a long car ride, the moments we relive in our heads once we get back home
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  15. 6.0 |   Uncut

    Her lyrics betray a convincing world-weariness. Print edition only

  16. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    When Phoebe Bridgers gets it right on Stranger in the Alps, you can see her making a long career of this
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