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Frankie Cosmos


Third studio album of low-key indie pop from the New York City-born singer-songwriter Greta Kline

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  1. 8.5 |   Paste Magazine

    Her vision isn’t always sunny, but it is intense and deeply felt. It brightens the dullest and darkest moments, without taking the sting out of the painful, confusing parts
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  2. 8.0 |   The Independent

    Vessel is a return to form for Kline: bringing the sincerity that was threaded throughout her Bandcamp releases to the forefront once again
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  3. 8.0 |   Crack

    Kline has a keen, quick grip on the back-and-forth of modern uncertainty, swinging high from triumph to low-lit sorrow. It’s why she’s such a comfort to return to, keeping you company in the long nights, laughing with you again in the morning over breakfast
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  4. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Another chapter of triumphs, trials and tribulations in Kline's life, Vessel's sound is amplified and cohesive. It's a record to remind us that "being alive / matters quite a bit / even when you feel like shit"
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  5. 8.0 |   Q

    Kline's disclosures are striking because they feel genuinely homespun, less rallying cry than cheery counsel from a friend perched on your bed. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   Uncut

    There's great charm to these yearning tunes. Print edition only

  7. 8.0 |   All Music

    While the band's involvement, particularly more active drums, help the sound lean forward, Frankie Cosmos' essential musical qualities remain: hooky melodies, a disarming lyrical style, and impressive efficiency
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  8. 7.8 |   Pitchfork

    Pure love, self-loathing, and taxidermied dogs all find their way into her dazzling world of perennially inspired indie pop
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  9. 7.7 |   Gig Soup

    While the band’s bouncy sound has remained consistent throughout their discography, the emotional grit packed onto ‘Vessel’ makes for a mature album without any pretense or fussiness, just unadulterated feeling
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  10. 7.5 |   A.V. Club

    Vessel offers a collection of breathy snapshots of twentysomething life in Midtown Manhattan
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  11. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    Vessel reveals progress and maturity for Kline and her pals but still houses tiny parcels of vulnerable inner thoughts
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  12. 7.0 |   Earbuddy

    With the third album, Frankie Cosmos no longer feels like the scrappy underdog
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  13. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    For all of this intentional amateurism, the unexpected tempo changes and melodic hooks have an undeniable craft that could easily be polished for more commercial success if that’s what she wanted
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  14. 7.0 |   God Is In The TV

    There has to be space for artists and albums like this
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  15. 6.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    The songs never shirk away from presenting imperfection. They embrace it
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  16. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    A relatable sense of self-doubt and trepidation
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  17. 6.0 |   NOW

    It’s not totally flawless, but neither is falling in love or figuring yourself out in the middle of that. It’s not supposed to be
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  18. 5.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    A pleasant, but mostly quite forgettable listen
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