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Kate NV


Fifth full-length solo release from the Moscow-based avant-pop artist

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  1. 9.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The splendid level of excitement the album engages in is exclaimed right from the very start via its interjected title. Wow, indeed
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  2. 8.1 |   Paste Magazine

    The Russian polymath follows her curious sensibilities in pursuit of joy on colorful fourth studio LP
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  3. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    It’s a glowing return from Kate NV, a cavalcade of bright sounds arranged into gems of pure, often brilliantly silly fun. Her finest work yet
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  4. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Wasn’t it said that writing about music is like dancing to architecture? While listening to ‘confessions at the dinner table’ – the funnest track on 2023’s funnest record – the second part of that adage seems like a brilliant idea
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  5. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Kate NV's latest album blurs the line between intentional and incidental noise to celebrate the sonic richness of everyday life and the ability of sound to trigger memories
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  6. 8.0 |   Mojo

    WOW's melodies and motifs are pretty with a dash of strange. But Kate NV remains thrillingly individual. Print edition only

  7. 8.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Beneath the quirk, Wow embraces chill spontaneity, going with the flow but making the most of the time spent drifting along
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  8. 7.6 |   Pitchfork

    The Russian electronic musician’s latest album turns pointillist quirks into erratic maximalism—call it pop music for people who enjoy both Karlheinz Stockhausen and Lisa Frank
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  9. 7.0 |   God Is In The TV

    WOW is something of a palate cleanser. It’s a good album to step into when you’re saturated by sameness, or feeling uninspired
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  10. 7.0 |   Uncut

    She's pushed through the looking glass on WOW to conjure a zany world of pixelated pop for her avatar Kate NV to stumble around, dazed and amused. In Many ways she's just as provocative, albeit in a different musical language. Print edition only

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