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Loraine James


Second album from the London-based electronic producer with guest appearance from Baths, Iceboy Violet, Le3 bLACK and Eden Samara

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  1. 10.0 |   PopMatters

    It's a complete package - a work of seductive, heartfelt brilliance by an artist at the absolute peak of her powers
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  2. 10.0 |   Mojo

    From experimental to twisted pop, drill to R&B, techno to Ambient, James draws a precise and brilliant musical Venn diagram. Print edition only

  3. 9.0 |   The Quietus

    Reflection is a striking step forward for James, who has reaffirmed herself as one of the UK’s most talented young IDM artists
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  4. 8.2 |   Beats Per Minute

    On Reflection, we truly see the breadth of her resourcefulness as an artist: both as translator and purveyor of gut feeling. The elemental building blocks are all you need to shape something completely new
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  5. 8.0 |   Crack

    Shores up James’ position as one of the UK’s most compelling producers
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  6. 8.0 |   Uncut

    It’s an album that’s constantly shifting, almost restless at times, yet it also remains poised and coherent. Print edition only

  7. 7.9 |   Pitchfork

    The London producer’s third album tests the boundaries of dance music not just for the sake of experimentalism, but as an expression of vulnerability and a vehicle for self-knowledge
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  8. 7.0 |   All Music

    Reflection doesn't quite have the shock of the new that For You and I did, but its best moments are still powerful, and it would be impossible to mistake the album for anyone else's perspective
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