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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the British duo of Jenny Hollingworth and Rosa Walton features production from Faris Badwan, SOPHIE, and David Wrench.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
  3. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Jun 29, 2018
    100
    I’m All Ears is about abandoning fear and leaping boldly towards desire. It is remarkable.
  2. Jun 26, 2018
    90
    If they’ve perfected the modern pop template associated with acts like SOPHIE (on production duties here) - and they have - it’s somehow not the most impressive element of the record. The second half of the album includes a pair of breathtaking epics, ‘Cool & Collected’ and ‘Donnie Darko’, that showcase a songwriting maturity well beyond their 18 and 19 years.
  3. Jul 3, 2018
    86
    I’m All Ears renders flattened communication as poignant, striking not because of the novelty of being made by teenagers but because it speaks with such commanding precision to the experience of a teenager in 2018.
  4. Jun 25, 2018
    80
    Through it all, Let’s Eat Grandma encapsulate the agony and ecstasy of youth--and even more besides--in constantly dynamic ways that demand your attention. You’ll be all ears.
  5. Jun 29, 2018
    80
    Their stylistic shifts never feel contrived, especially when the results are as stunning as "Cool & Collected."
  6. Jun 28, 2018
    80
    It’s a thrill to listen to their experiments, their tinkering with sounds and ideas.
  7. Jun 26, 2018
    65
    Those two ["Cool & Collected" and "Donnie Darko"] towers loom over an otherwise sterile pop album, which lacks the hidden barbs and hazy ambiguity that drew Let's Eat Grandma's cult following.

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
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  1. Jul 2, 2018
    10
    great album 10/10 we stan forever thank you rosa and jenny for this amazing release
  2. Jun 30, 2018
    9
    A weird, fun experimental pop album with excellent vocals and instrumentation, especially with the synthesizers. Not really much else to say,A weird, fun experimental pop album with excellent vocals and instrumentation, especially with the synthesizers. Not really much else to say, just listen to this album. Expand
  3. Jul 12, 2018
    7
    An album that gets progressively stronger and by the end reaches somewhere close to revelatory. Yes, this is an improvement on the debut, andAn album that gets progressively stronger and by the end reaches somewhere close to revelatory. Yes, this is an improvement on the debut, and yet it still sounds transitional - there should be bigger and better come from the girls, watch this space. Expand

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