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Beware of the Dogs

Stella Donnelly

Beware of the Dogs

Debut album of indie folk from Australian singer-songwriter

ADM rating[?]

8.0

Label
Secretly Canadian
UK Release date
08/03/2019
US Release date
08/03/2019
  1. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Wonderfully fearless from start to finish, Donnelly speaks up for those who either won’t or can’t
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  2. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    For Donnelly, vulnerability is nothing to be ashamed of as honesty is the foundation for her storytelling
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  3. 8.5 |   The 405

    There is a kind of alchemy in the way that Stella Donnelly manages to tackle a variety of heavy topics without ever letting the weight become overwhelming
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  4. 8.5 |   Under The Radar

    A melodic, memorable package overflowing with promise
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  5. 8.3 |   Consequence Of Sound

    A debut that fearlessly dives into mundanity, beauty, and why the patriarchy needs to go
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  6. 8.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Whole swaths of misogynistic Aussies should be shaking in their boots
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  7. 8.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    When the credits roll, the contingency of diametrically opposed tracks like Season’s Greetings and Allergies is the thing that so efficiently conveys Stella’s ability to walk the blurred lines between sadness and anger, bitterness and hope, vulnerability and tenacity
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  8. 8.0 |   NME

    Tackles difficult subject matter with cheekiness and real lightness of touch
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  9. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The combination of humor and craft means she always makes it out of the most harrowing situations looking like a hero
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  10. 8.0 |   Earbuddy

    Beware of Stella Donnelly, as she’s only going to get stronger
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  11. 8.0 |   The Music

    Feels like the embodiment of a movement of young artists in Australia who are refusing to let this oppressive behaviour slide
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  12. 8.0 |   DIY

    Stella Donnelly has got the world in her palm, and the brain to do exactly what she wants with it
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  13. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Few albums released in 2019 will sound this relevant
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  14. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    What makes Beware the Dogs such a fun and engaging listen is how Donnelly expresses her opinions with such imperfect candor
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  15. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Smart music that’s beyond anger, and coolly, eloquently insisting on change
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  16. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    What great pop music is all about. Lock up the dogs, shut up boys, stick a pipe in it gammons, here comes Stella – it’s remarkably welcome and by god it sounds thoroughly fantastic
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  17. 7.6 |   Pitchfork

    Fierce, funny, and unsettling, her music is empathetic to the core
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  18. 7.3 |   Paste Magazine

    An imaginative indie-pop chronicle of millennial malaise
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  19. 7.0 |   Clash

    A subtly empowering and relevant record laced with humour and wit
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