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Remind Me Tomorrow

Sharon Van Etten

Remind Me Tomorrow

Fifth album from the Brooklyn-based indie folk singer-songwriter produced by John Congleton

ADM rating[?]

8.2

Label
Jagjaguwar
UK Release date
18/01/2019
US Release date
18/01/2019
  1. 10.0 |   NOW

    There’s a sense of solace on the record. Everything before was a hard reckoning, and she knows trouble is never far off, but she’s breezy here. Comfortable, even
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  2. 10.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Her most confident effort to date, elevating her palette through something that can best be described as a confessional purge
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  3. 10.0 |   Evening Standard

    By changing direction and writing some of the finest songs of her career, she’s come up with the first great album of 2019
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  4. 10.0 |   No Ripcord

    Van Etten’s best work yet, at the start of this new chapter in her life
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  5. 9.0 |   All Music

    Even if this album doesn't speak to your specific life, it will nevertheless enrich it
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  6. 9.0 |   music OMH

    It may be very different to her previous work, but in it’s own way, it provides just as much an emotional gut-punch
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  7. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    Remind Me Tomorrow is not only a reminder of the power of love but also features some of Van Etten's finest work to date
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  8. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Much like Hunter, Remind Me Tomorrow is brutal, but it’s honest and open and true about how grim life is sometimes. By not pulling her punches, Van Etten has seemingly done the impossible – reinvented herself by doubling down on her own artistic tendencies
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  9. 9.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Relatable in theme but with exploration beyond her previous musical boundaries, this is a record of quite astounding depth and resonance, one which should be played often
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  10. 8.7 |   Paste Magazine

    Sharon Van Etten was already one of the great lyricists of the ‘10s, but with this breathtaking new project, she’s proved an artistic pliancy her contemporaries may not possess. She hit her stride with Are We There, but here she’s not even on the ground
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  11. 8.5 |   Under The Radar

    Remind Me Tomorrow stands comfortably alongside Van Etten's finest work but also, excitingly, quite aside from it. Van Etten continues to amaze, move and impress with every move
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  12. 8.4 |   Pitchfork

    It is the peak of her songwriting and her most atmospheric, emotionally piercing album to date
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  13. 8.3 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    A bigger, bolder vision
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  14. 8.2 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Honest and true to who she is now, and far away from who she was then
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  15. 8.1 |   A.V. Club

    A stark reminder that although dwelling on past miseries and indiscretions is easy and often even comfortable, the braver choice is moving forward and facing the future head-on
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  16. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    This ambitious, arresting album feels like the work of an artist wielding her considerable talents with newfound confidence and conviction
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  17. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The singer-songwriter balances darkness and dreams on a fantastic new album
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  18. 8.0 |   American Songwriter

    This album manages to be striking even when the words are minimized or backgrounded. Van Etten may be transforming, but she’s still triumphing
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  19. 8.0 |   DIY

    It surely confirms her position as one of her generation’s most compelling voices
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  20. 8.0 |   NME

    Don’t call it a comeback, but it may well be her most intoxicating and impressive work to date
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  21. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Many of Sharon Van Etten’s fans may be disappointed by the lack of sadness and darkness on Remind Me Tomorrow, and while there are still elements of both in the album’s undertones, there’s more of a hopefulness and sense of promise that suits her just as well
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  22. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Feels full to the brim, flooded to the top with experimental colour and texture, drones and drums and synthesizers. Print edition only

  23. 8.0 |   Q

    It never sounds over-considered or a grab for mainstream success, but rather the joy of an artist relishing new territory. Print edition only

  24. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Pianos and synths are the driving force of this album; Van Etten’s usual folk sound is replaced with something steelier, something more raw
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  25. 8.0 |   Clash

    While the opening moog throbs of ‘No-One’s Easy To Love’ and ‘Comeback Kid’ are initially distracting coming from an artist once known for her sparse compositions, they quickly blend in to become just another part of the atmospheric scenery that add colour to her widescreen laments
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  26. 8.0 |   The Observer

    A consummate surgeon of relationships
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  27. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    A minor masterpiece. It's certainly the best album of her career so far, but Remind Me Tomorrow is also quite obviously more of a jumping-off point than a culmination of any kind
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  28. 8.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Van Etten has never sounded as ecstatic as she does on this record, and her already considerable body of work seems poised to get even better
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  29. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Her trademark intensity and vulnerability are there in abundance
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  30. 8.0 |   Earbuddy

    With heartbreak behind her, Sharon Van Etten breaks out the synthesizer and her old Springsteen records
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  31. 8.0 |   Crack

    Returning to her songcraft after marking off epochal moments in her personal life, Remind Me Tomorrow pops with vibrancy on a record that makes Van Etten’s voice feel more alive and present than ever
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  32. 8.0 |   The 405

    Somehow, Van Etten has both offered her "accessible" album, and stayed entirely true to herself. The songs of Remind Me Tomorrow are by and large catchier than anything before in her catalogue, and yet couldn’t be mistaken as coming from any other songwriting voice
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  33. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Remind Me Tomorrow isn’t as consistently captivating as Tramp or Are We There, but it’s nonetheless a delightful return, one that gives us a new (pleasingly less traumatic) window into Van Etten’s world
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  34. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Van Etten remains an insightful chronicler of small moments that produce overwhelming emotions. Print edition only

  35. 7.0 |   The Music

    She contemplates life and love and the accompanying kaleidoscope of emotions
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  36. 6.0 |   The FT

    The artist’s contemplative vocals are lifted by solid computerised beats and chunky synth riffs
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  37. 5.0 |   God Is In The TV

    If I were you, I would just program tracks one, six and seven and be done with the rest of this album
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