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Half Waif


Third solo album of dreamy synth-pop from Nandi Rose Plunkett, former member of indie rock outfit Pinegrove

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  1. 9.0 |   PopMatters

    A veritable masterpiece. Each track intimately explores questions both large and small about relationships, politics, nostalgia, and identity
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  2. 9.0 |   The 405

    We are on our own, and Half Waif knows there's beauty in that. A scary, fucked up kind of beauty. Consider Lavender a salve. Or, at least, an honest, genuine listen
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  3. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    ‘Lavender’ is Half Waif on defiant form and using the full breadth of her songwriting talents
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  4. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    She’s always been a powerful performer, but she’s nailed the careful art of crafting an album with Lavender; its stories, themes and tunes echo each other powerfully
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  5. 8.0 |   NME

    In Half Waif’s quest for some kind of calmness they’ve actually made an album that, inwardly, burns furiously
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  6. 8.0 |   Clash

    Worthy of comparison to the late career stylings of Björk, Plunkett’s vocals often steal the limelight but, make no mistake, this album is considerably more than the sum of any individual part
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  7. 8.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

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  8. 7.9 |   Gig Soup

    If 'Lavender' is less of a high-water mark and more of an encouraging development, then audiences should expect Half Waif's LP3 to contend for album of the year in 20--
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  9. 7.8 |   Pitchfork

    A striking album of beautifully rendered and deeply layered synth-pop
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  10. 7.5 |   Earbuddy

    If you’re tired of the vapid, trite dreck that poptimism has brought us, Lavender is a good antidote
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  11. 6.0 |   DIY

    While it can be an emotionally turbulent listen that continually returns to the fracturing of the self and the breaking apart from others, this is also an album that is deeply arresting and vital
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  12. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    A songwriter you’d be unwise to ignore
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