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You Tell Me

You Tell Me

You Tell Me

Debut collaboration from Field Music's Peter Brewis and Admiral Fallow's Sarah Hayes

ADM rating[?]

6.7

Label
Memphis Industries
UK Release date
11/01/2019
US Release date
11/01/2019
  1. 9.0 |   music OMH

    It’s a remarkably assured album that shines light on Hayes as an artist of note while further enhancing Brewis’ reputation as an irrepressible source of creativity. It might only be January but this is an album that will bring joy right up to the end of the year and beyond
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  2. 8.0 |   The FT

    Sarah Hayes and Peter Brewis combine intricate rhythms with busy melodies in the spirit of Kate Bush
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  3. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Encourages listeners to reflect upon their own inner dialogues, while providing the soundtrack to life in all its complexity
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  4. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Clearly well-judged. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Their voices have contrasting timbres and they produce some gorgeous harmonies throughout. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    An inspired musical match
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  7. 7.8 |   Paste Magazine

    The languid pace that they lend to the majority of the songs here suits them just fine, but put up against the peppier numbers, you may long for a bit more variation. At the same time, You Tell Me concocts such a spell with their debut that the journey will still delight and intoxicate
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  8. 7.0 |   The 405

    A masterfully pulled together collection, as you would expect from artists each with their own lengthy playbook. It will be interesting to see if it draws enough attention to warrant a follow up
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  9. 6.0 |   DIY

    Delicate vocals with an indie pop sensibility
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  10. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Although the songs are all co-written, the stylistic upper hand on You Tell Me is that of Field Music
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  11. 5.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Collaborative successes do appear here – most notably on the Simon and Garfunkel-facing baroque pop of ‘Invisible Ink’ – however too frequently this album is a little less than the sum of its parts. Uneven, but occasionally charming
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  12. 4.0 |   God Is In The TV

    At the risk of sounding harsh, the tendency is to say ‘don’t give up the day jobs.’ Alternatively, develop the ideas more carefully next time
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  13. 4.0 |   The Irish Times

    While You Tell Me may not be the most memorable release of the year, it does have moments such as the earnest No Hurry and the lilting presence of pedal steel on Clarion Call to make up for its shortcomings
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