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Prioritise Pleasure

Self Esteem

Prioritise Pleasure

Second album of experimntal pop from former Slow Club member Rebecca Lucy Taylor

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  1. 10.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    A triumphant rush of hedonism, autonomy, and solidarity
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  2. 10.0 |   The Skinny

    Rebecca Taylor takes the crown of pop star of the year with Prioritise Pleasure, her second album as Self Esteem
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  3. 10.0 |   DIY

    Powerful to the last drop
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  4. 10.0 |   Gigwise

    Ready to hear the album of the year?
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  5. 10.0 |   musicOMH

    It’s the album of Rebecca Taylor’s career, and surely quite comfortably the best record that will be released in 2021
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  6. 10.0 |   Dork

    This is a real body of work and stands as Self Esteem’s first masterpiece
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  7. 10.0 |   Record Collector

    Subversive, clever, of the moment and utterly joyous, this a record that reminds you how life-affirming pop music can be. Print edition only

  8. 10.0 |   The Guardian

    The sound of an artist coming into her own, Rebecca Taylor’s remarkable second album as Self Esteem mixes the intimate and conversational with the unabashedly dramatic
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  9. 9.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Prioritise Pleasure is a pop masterpiece and it’s safe to say that there’s no other artist out there doing what Taylor is doing as Self Esteem
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  10. 9.0 |   No Ripcord

    With Prioritise Pleasure, Taylor has likely coined enough slogans to retire on t-shirt sales alone, but it’s also one of the most insightful pop records this year
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  11. 8.5 |   The Quietus

    Taylor uses chaos, rage and despair as tools to prop up her stadium-sized ambitions
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  12. 8.3 |   Beats Per Minute

    At the centre of it all is “I Do This All The Time”, half Baz Luhrmann tribute and half Jenny Hval-like semi-spoken word manifesto, it finds Taylor taking us through her thought processes on social pressures, guilt, and debasing expectations put upon her throughout her life
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  13. 8.0 |   Clash

    'Prioritise Pleasure' is a strong offering with inspiring, soul-searching songs. The songs range from pop hits to serene tracks and Taylor shows that she can do it all with this second album
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  14. 8.0 |   The Independent

    Rebecca Taylor continues to reintroduce herself with a gum-snapping, foot-stomping pop record
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  15. 8.0 |   NME

    Rebecca Lucy Taylor's second album is assured, unapologetic and charged with a dark, smirking wit that’s impossible to turn away from
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  16. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Here are modern, maximalist pop songs with top notes of R&B, Trap and Afrobeat, plus experimental detailing. As ever, Taylor's lyrics convince. Print edition only

  17. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Rather than using pop polish to mask uncomfortable truths, Prioritise Pleasure hits so powerfully specifically because it uses the language of a pop record to state them frankly. It’s masterful
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