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Any Shape Of You

Indigo De Souza

Any Shape Of You

Second album from the North Carolina-based indie rock musician

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Saddle Creek
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  1. 10.0 |   Gigwise

    Deeply Intricate , forever existential
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  2. 9.1 |   A.V. Club

    Ferocious and vulnerable in equal measure, the musician's nervy new album is one of the year's best
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  3. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Any Shape You Take is a record about heartbreak and despair. But it’s also more than that. It encompasses the extremes of human emotion, as De Souza shoots back and forth across the divide like a pendulum in full swing
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  4. 8.6 |   Paste Magazine

    The North Carolina songwriter’s heart overflows on her instrumentally and emotionally abundant second record
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  5. 8.3 |   Pitchfork

    The North Carolina songwriter’s outstanding second album spans grungy rock and colorful, hi-fi pop, illuminating her impressive voice and her ability to wring out every last drop of emotion
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  6. 8.2 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    One thing you're sure to remember is the album's energy: frayed-wire nervous but busily excited, never fully revealing itself but brutally open-hearted, and no matter the genre, entirely unique
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  7. 8.1 |   Beats Per Minute

    There may be death, depression, heartbreak, sex, screams and swearing throughout, but they are momentary – what remains is De Souza’s tenderness and truthfulness
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  8. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Any Shape You Take spans genres, from TikTok pop to grunge and lots in between – and Indigo De Souza commits to them all
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  9. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    De Souza charges through Any Shape with an intensity that grabs you by the throat, squeezing out every drop of your humanity
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  10. 8.0 |   Mojo

    See-saws between manic joy and depressive darkness but never loses its sense of wit, grace or noise-dipped tunefulness. Print edition only

  11. 8.0 |   Uncut

    De Souza's ability to balance the brute force of "Real Pain" and "Bad Dream" with something as sunny as "Hold U" is another reason to look forward to more of her shapeshifting. Print edition only

  12. 8.0 |   Clash

    Rich in the emotional palette that it’s genre-free conveys, gathers together sentiments that may be familiar to many but haven’t been depicted in the vivid and complex methods explored here
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  13. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    That? ?sense? ?of? ?aliveness? ?is? ?the? ?crux? ?of? ?the? ??Any? ?Shape? ?You? ?Take?,? ?the? ?feeling? ?that? ?these? ?songs? ?— ?and? ?De? ?Souza? ?herself? ?— ?are? ?still? ?caught? ?in? ?the? ?vortex? ?of? ?transformation
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  14. 8.0 |   NME

    The North Carolinian's second album is as a masterful slice of grunge pop that digs deep into human connection and love
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  15. 8.0 |   DIY

    Simultaneously euphoric and angsty
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  16. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    De Souza has entered a crowded field of artists influenced by ’90s grunge-pop, but in moving past the confines of a home studio to self-produce the record she’s already flexing her wings for fresh musical shapes
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