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Black Friday


Black Friday

Third album from the Boston-based alt-rock trio led by Ellen Kempner

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  1. 8.5 |   The 405

    Their most cutting, personal and resounding album yet
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  2. 8.3 |   Paste Magazine

    Thanks in part to co-producer Gabe Wax (Soccer Mommy, Speedy Ortiz, Adrienne Lenker), it’s tempting to compare Palehound’s current sound to that of other whip-smart women and queer folks who are remaking rock for the 21st century
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  3. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    For new listeners, the album should function as a cohesive introduction to a band on the rise — and a great point of entry to an already impressive discography
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  4. 8.0 |   All Music

    As a writer, Kempner's antennae are acutely tuned in to the heart's dizzying range of emotions, and with Black Friday, her connection remains as strong as ever
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  5. 7.5 |   Earbuddy

    Ellen Kempner hushes her voice on Black Friday, emphasizing the nuance of her lyrics more than ever before
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  6. 7.4 |   Pitchfork

    Guitarist and bandleader Ellen Kempner’s third record breaks down the walls around her wiry, anxious riffs, opening space for levity and the thrill of new love
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  7. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    Challenging themes mix with a sound retro, fresh and, in a turbulent, introspective kind of way, mostly just fun
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  8. 6.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Black Friday negotiates hard situations with perseverance
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