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The Secret Of Us

Gracie Abrams

The Secret Of Us

Second album from the Los Angeles singer-songwriter produced by The National's Aaron Dessner and includes a guest appearance from Taylor Swift

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  1. 8.0 |   NME

    Abrams dives again into matters of the heart, aiming for pop catharsis and hinting at dancefloor euphoria
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  2. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Proves Abrams is setting the tone for a very long career and that she’s not in any danger of losing her prime placement on any sad girl summer playlist for a long, long time
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  3. 8.0 |   Dork

    She is at her strongest when she doesn’t hold back – the tracks that revel in dark pop synth and larger-than-life soundscapes see her at her best and colour the album with a stunning new warmth
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  4. 7.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    On The Secret of Us, more fully-formed production and passionate, visceral songwriting help Gracie Abrams prove that her stories are worth a listen
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  5. 7.5 |   Northern Transmissions

    The Secret Of Us’ pop tracks are clear, entertaining standouts, but to upgrade to a bona fide singer-songwriter, Abrams needs to infuse something into her low-key moments so that people will want to pay attention
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  6. 7.0 |   Clash

    Maybe ‘The Secret of Us’ is still not her Sour or 1989, yet she is firmly committed to making one someday. In other words, hey, online teachers, leave that kid alone! Just let her sing!
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  7. 7.0 |   The Irish Times

    Indie-pop that will take some beating for integrity and directness
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  8. 6.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The album offers glimpses into the singer’s interior world, but musically it lacks dimension
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