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Debut full-length album from the songwriter and producer best known for his work with his sister Billie Eilish

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  1. 8.0 |   NME

    The other half of the Eilish success story has earned a reputation as a fearsome talent in his own right – and he delivers spectacularly here
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  2. 8.0 |   Dork

    Making his own music in his own undeniable way, there’s no need to scream look at me to hold the attention. Confident in who he wants to be, FINNEAS is his own man
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  3. 8.0 |   Vinyl Chapters

    Optimist intelligently captures many quarter-life crisis sentiments, wrapped up in an immense sense of musicality
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  4. 8.0 |   The Independent

    Producer and musician’s debut feels like the most cohesive and considered statement of who he is, both as an individual and as a solo artist
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  5. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Optimist is unlike any other debut, as this is not an introduction but rather a fateful reckoning
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  6. 7.5 |   Northern Transmissions

    It’s a solid offering for him, and shows him to be one of the top pop composers in the game right now
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  7. 7.0 |   All Music

    The album plays like a portfolio, perhaps fitting for a musician still sorting out and amplifying his potential
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  8. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    An honest and insightful bit of commentary from a seemingly centered, obviously talented young artist
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  9. 6.0 |   Rolling Stone

    His success making records with his sister Billie Eilish got him attention. Now, the gifted singer-songwriter is ready to make his own statement
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  10. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    His lyrics have the perfect balance of simplicity and nagging memorability that show someone really cares about the form
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  11. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    In contrast to his sister’s more daring work, most of the songs here are in the classic, piano-led singer-songwriter mode
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  12. 5.6 |   Pitchfork

    Without any of the gothic production flourishes that put him on the map, the producer and songwriter’s latest album is gloomy, on edge, and disappointingly hollow.
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  13. 5.0 |   Gigwise

    It’s honest and sincere, qualities which other artists struggle with: now all FINNEAS needs to do is stray outside of his musical comfort zone to really make it pop
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  14. 5.0 |   Clash

    Bewilderingly uncertain mixtape music from one of pop’s most prolific producers
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