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Phantastic Ferniture

Phantastic Ferniture

Phantastic Ferniture

Debut album of indie rock from the Australian trio led by Julia Jacklin

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  1. 9.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    As likely to make you dance as shed a tear while you do so, this debut is full of Jacklin’s pain-pricked cut-to-the-quick flair, here somewhat intoxicated by the upbeat instrumentalism of bandmates Hughes and Brennan
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  2. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    No one can deny a solo artist who trades in "sad music with a guitar" the chance to let loose and have some fun, and on Phantastic Ferniture, Julia Jacklin is having it in spades
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  3. 7.5 |   The 405

    Slick guitars drive the emotion on the record, second only to Jacklin’s affecting vocals
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  4. 7.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Phantastic Ferniture is pumped with enough care-free energy and catchy pop hooks to brighten up the darkest of days
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  5. 7.0 |   God Is In The TV

    The most impressive thing of all is Jacklin’s voice. It’s consistently stunningly.
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  6. 6.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Straddles brash garage rock and pop subtleties, shedding the trappings of the members’ comparatively reined-in solo material
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  7. 6.0 |   DIY

    A short but promising introduction to a band still in their relative infancy
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  8. 6.0 |   The Music

    Kinda dreamy, kinda damaged and rather melancholic
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  9. 6.0 |   The FT

    What appears to be fairly standard indie-rock turns out to contain well-judged changes in tempo and emphasis
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  10. 6.0 |   All Music

    Phantastic Ferniture shares a certain retro spirit and thoughtfulness with Jacklin's work as a singer/songwriter, even though others are involved in the writing here, and even when it's trying not to think too much.
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  11. 6.0 |   Q

    The results are pleasantly bouncy rather than riotously fun. Print edition only

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