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Good At Falling

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Good At Falling

Debut studio album of indie electro dream pop from English artist Amber Bain

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  1. 10.0 |   The Skinny

    A lucid dream, tumultuous and tender, steeped in self-reflection, self-appreciation, and self-growth
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  2. 9.0 |   Clash

    A masterful debut from the enigmatic superstar-in-waiting
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  3. 9.0 |   DIY

    A magical debut
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  4. 9.0 |   God Is In The TV

    A giant, clusterfuck of a jigsaw puzzle that she’s laid out in front of us, piece by piece, and slowly but surely is putting back together in the right order
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  5. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Amber Bain has created a record of complete honesty, offering us a first-hand account of the highs and lows she has experienced whilst traversing modern relationships
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  6. 8.0 |   NME

    The solo electro-pop musician was an enigma when she first arrived, but this accomplished debut album makes damn sure you won’t forget her
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  7. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    It's a rare treat to see such experience fleshed out so early in a young artist's career
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  8. 8.0 |   Q

    Her directness about the experience of falling in and out of love with women is both refreshing and literal. Print edition only

  9. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Candid breakup pop lets the air in
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  10. 7.5 |   Pitchfork

    Makes the transformation from hesitant outsider to unlikely pop star
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  11. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Amber Bain’s voice hums with a metallic tone perfect for the record’s chilled qualities
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  12. 7.0 |   The 405

    Perfectly fit for enjoying summer-like weather in the middle of winter, trying to ignore that it’s a clear sign that the Earth is dying
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  13. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Bain sounds assured as she delivers a cohesive, smartly thought-out collection of pop songs, and doesn’t shy away from flirting with experimentation either
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  14. 5.8 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Good at Falling makes little headway into its own unique musical space, that’s something fans can hopefully expect in the future as Bain continues to distance herself from this vigilantly-traced launching pad. For now, here’s to another round of synth-laden pop balladry
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  15. 5.1 |   Paste Magazine

    Bain creates an immensely lush soundscape, not unlike a dream. It is oddly meditative, a narcotic wall of sound. Unfortunately, like a dream, there isn’t a lot to remember after the album is done playing
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  16. 4.0 |   The Irish Times

    Dreary debut from 1975 labelmates
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