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Reflection of Youth


Reflection of Youth

Debut album from Norwegian-born, London-based musician Anna Lena Bruland produced by Nick Rayner

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  1. 9.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    ‘Reflection of Youth’ is impeccable because it holds nothing back. While it thematically seeks to wrestle life’s problems head first, it goes one further to knock them out cold
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  2. 8.5 |   The 405

    Although sonically ominous, Relfection of Youth possesses a sophisticated breed of optimism which embodies itself through realism
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  3. 8.0 |   Mojo

    The intensity never lets up. Print edition only

  4. 7.0 |   Uncut

    The air of doomed beauty is Bruland's own. Print edition only

  5. 6.0 |   The FT

    Songs make reference to shadowy obstacles met and overcome, creating an outlined but atmospheric dynamic
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  6. 6.0 |   Q

    Impressively intense debut from Norwegian singer-songwriter. Print edition only

  7. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    An album that perfectly suits the dark, as it’s often painted in haunting, stark guitar melodies that reverberate around the tracks and lo-fi tones
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  8. 6.0 |   DIY

    If anything, this first full length feels like just the beginning. Print edition only

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