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Olympic Girls

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Olympic Girls

Third album from indie folk trio from Auckland, New Zealand fronted by singer-songwriter Hollie Fullbrook

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  1. 8.0 |   All Music

    With a handful of impressive releases already under their belt, Tiny Ruins have outdone themselves here, with a full set of compellingly crafted songs that are enriched rather than overwhelmed by the fuller sound
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  2. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Less minimal folk this time, the title track and Holograms are particularly fulsome. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   Uncut

    A worthy, if more subdued, companion to Kacey Johansing's The Hiding. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Couched in ephemeral imagery, the untouchable but deeply felt is explored throughout on an album that will warm you on even the coldest of days
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  5. 7.4 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Although it’s deceptively quiet at times, there’s a lot going on throughout Olympic Girls that’s easy to miss the first time around
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  6. 7.4 |   Pitchfork

    After an extended search for inspiration, the New Zealand singer/songwriter uses color and newly adventurous song structures to explore definitions and limits of freedom
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  7. 7.2 |   Paste Magazine

    Warm, bold and anthemic. It’s sonically rooted in whimsy, but it supports some heavy ideas, an enchanting contrast of content and sound
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  8. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    Olympic Girls is an experiment in boundaries, arms outstretched, wondering if there is other life
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  9. 6.5 |   Under The Radar

    Standouts include the propulsive, evocative "Sparklers," the pastoral, woozy "Kore Waits in the Underworld," and the crashing, doom-laden change of pace "One Million Flowers"
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  10. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    Each note is flawless and precise – no moment is wasted
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  11. 6.0 |   Q

    Hollie Fullbrook's way with an arresting hook keeps them grounded. Print edition only

  12. 6.0 |   The Music

    A tender feat of musicianship that politely asks you to listen rather than begging to be heard
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