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Underdressed at the Symphony

Faye Webster

Underdressed at the Symphony

Fourth full-length album from the Atlanta-based indie folk singer-songwriter recorded in Texas with contributions from Lil Yachty and Wilco's Nels Cline

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  1. 8.5 |   Northern Transmissions

    A welcome addition to the Faye Webster universe. It’s a documentation of love, heartbreak, irony and earnestness in a laid-back pillow of welcoming indie-rock. One that is sure to please well-acquainted fans, and newcomers alike
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  2. 8.0 |   The FT

    Unhurried tracks about filling time coast along in the indie singer-songwriter’s fifth album
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  3. 8.0 |   The Observer

    The Atlanta twentysomething’s 70s-tinged alt-country is delicate and eclectic, complete with guest spots from Wilco’s Nels Cline and rapper Lil Yachty
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  4. 8.0 |   All Music

    Webster writes songs that feel slightly off-center: she delivers subtle surprises without neglecting basic pop pleasures
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  5. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    By virtue of this being a Faye Webster record, none of it feels jarring; it’s as intuitive as passing the time with someone you love
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  6. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Amidst the unexpected twists in its production, Webster still retains a strong narrative voice throughout, her intentions unfolding with each new line
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  7. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The singer finds pleasure in the discomfort of feeling like she doesn’t belong
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  8. 8.0 |   Uncut

    The mess is the whole point. It's a fascinating place to be, largely because she finds so much meaning in everyday observations and mundane ironies, in the small moments many other songwriters might overlook. Print edition only

  9. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Don't be deceived: these songs have the substance to become - unlike those eBay purchases - an obsession that sticks. Print edition only

  10. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    That these intimations of progress come slowly for Webster is part of the album’s relatable charm
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  11. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    A languid haze drifts over this deliberate, considered yet oddly beguiling mix of jazz, folk and indie, with some hip-hop stylings thrown in
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  12. 7.9 |   Paste Magazine

    On her fifth album, the Atlanta musician often sings from some hypnagogic cloud existing between both reality and daydreams
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  13. 7.5 |   Pitchfork

    The Atlanta singer-songwriter’s latest record taps into freewheeling acoustic jam-session vibes. It’s ostensibly a breakup album, but rather than spilling her guts, she sounds more reserved than ever
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  14. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    Underdressed at the Symphony’s greatest achievement is the balance it strikes between opposing elements: the familiar and the novel, humor and heartache, dreams and reality
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  15. 7.3 |   Beats Per Minute

    Her ability to speak about truly complex and philosophical facets of love and the self in a lyrically simplified way, but with sonically expansive and cohesive instrumentation, is admirable and incredibly progressive in the world of genres and storytelling
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  16. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Five albums in yet still only 26, Faye Webster lets us just a tad deeper into her unique psyche, continuing to give us reason to listen while withholding her full, unparalleled potential
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  17. 7.0 |   DIY

    While it does see Faye and her band at their most musically warm and open, lyrically she feels more closed off than ever before
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  18. 4.4 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Sounds designed to soundtrack concert-goers talking to each other about anything but what is happening on stage
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