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Here In The Pitch

Jessica Pratt

Here In The Pitch

Fourth album from the San Francisco freak-folk singer-songwriter produced with Al Carlson

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  1. 10.0 |   Northern Transmissions

    Here In The Pitch is a staggering work that represents a high point in an artist’s career, and, even more, it pulls off some of the most unique pieces of music that feel impossible to replicate
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  2. 9.5 |   Paste Magazine

    The Los Angeles singer-songwriter’s fourth album — and her first in five years — attempts to reckon with time and all of its charms, disasters and unknowns
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  3. 9.0 |   Uncut

    A cresting, rolling record of complexity and depth. Print edition only

  4. 9.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Each track is woven with a tapestry of timpani, glockenspiel, baritone saxophone, and flute yet this orchestration never sounds too much retaining a subtlety and cavernous space. It allows her fantastic vocals, vivid couplets, and bittersweet melodies to radiate
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  5. 9.0 |   Spill Magazine

    Wandering everywhere, from subtle jazz and bossa nova, to seventies Laurel Canyon sound and elsewhere, wherever she saw her songs fitting in, and they all fit in like a perfect glove
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  6. 9.0 |   All Music

    Her songs are still wounded and far away, but the expanded instrumentation gives them a prismatic glow and makes for one of the most fascinating and repeatable sets from an artist who was already in a class by herself
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  7. 9.0 |   Under The Radar

    Here in the Pitch is another leap forward that sees her pushing into new realms with stunning effect
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  8. 9.0 |   Far Out

    Every element and every song on Here In The Pitch is gorgeously constructed, but it’s an album that should be enjoyed as such
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  9. 8.8 |   Spectrum Culture

    Here in the Pitch is an emotional and brilliant album that showcases a songwriter capable of alchemy. Witness in real time as Pratt transforms darkness into light
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  10. 8.8 |   Pitchfork

    Jessica Pratt’s fourth album of hypnagogic folk music hones her mysterious song to its finest point
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  11. 8.3 |   Beats Per Minute

    At its core, it’s nothing terribly new for Pratt: softly strummed guitars provide a foundation for her emotive, airy voice
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  12. 8.3 |   Spin

    At the center of these little experiments, of course, is Pratt’s sublime singing voice, wielded like a Swiss Army Knife—sometimes sturdy, sometimes trembling, sometimes adrift, depending on the need. She’s never loud, but then again, the quiet ones often have the most interesting things to say
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  13. 8.0 |   Clash

    A gorgeous example of her beautifully sombre world-building, ‘Here In The Pitch’ is another remarkable example of Jessica Pratt’s unique artistry
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  14. 8.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Even with its expanded palette, Here in the Pitch doesn’t really escape from Pratt’s typical status as an artist who will be immensely “boring” for one listener and “entrancing” for another
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  15. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    On Here in the Pitch, indie folk’s Jessica Pratt offers an aural world where opposites are part of the whole. The best interpretation is to accept the mystery
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  16. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    With her best songs yet, the Californian singer’s fourth album could transform her from fringe act to mainstream success
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  17. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Pratt has long been a consummate texturalist; mining the pop playbook in resourceful ways, she’s now an exemplary tunesmith as well – the result is sublime
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  18. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Don't worry so much about what it all means, lie back and let the tape hiss. Print edition only

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