Jun 8, 2018Throughout the record, each line is given its own story. Every vocal feels deeply considered and felt, yet nothing is over-rehearsed. She knows precisely when to dial in and when to dial back, when to fully commit to her longing and when to step back and shake her head at it.
Jun 6, 2018The best indie rock songs can often lean on the shorter side, giving in to the sugar rush of instantly memorable riffs. But Jordan has no qualms about letting her songs draw out, as they do on Lush. That’s because she always has something important to say and it’s worth listening.
Jun 8, 2018The heady and patient brand of indie rock that Lush is built upon will undoubtedly perk the ears of fans of Soccer Mommy and Japanese Breakfast-but you get the sense that Jordan's astounding songwriting ability is what truly makes Snail Mail fans, and it's at its very best here.
MojoJun 25, 2018A debut proving the universal emotional weight in teenage preoccupation with romance. One to watch. [Aug 2018, p.96]
Jun 11, 2018"Pristine", "Let's Find an Out", and "Anytime" are all really strong songs, but they aren't enough to make Lush a good album. What they do is show that Lindsey Jordan has a lot of (the dreaded) potential as a songwriter that she isn't fully realizing yet. The rest of the album is too similar in sound and style to do much besides blur together.
Jan 10, 2019Great shoegaze, good guitar and a nice voice. Great lyrics by a young queer artist.
Why is she listed as British in the summary when she isGreat shoegaze, good guitar and a nice voice. Great lyrics by a young queer artist.
Why is she listed as British in the summary when she is from Maryland in USA?… Expand
Jun 11, 2018I enjoy this project. There's nothing pushing the genre, but it excels. Heat Wave is a highlight, her vocals match the beat and give a goodI enjoy this project. There's nothing pushing the genre, but it excels. Heat Wave is a highlight, her vocals match the beat and give a good building/emotional vibe. Stick is a very emotional song. Overall catches a fairly emo indie rock vibe well.… Expand
Nov 13, 20182018 has a bounty of female led lo fi indie rock records with Snail Mail and Soccer Mommy emerging with particularly good albums. Much has2018 has a bounty of female led lo fi indie rock records with Snail Mail and Soccer Mommy emerging with particularly good albums. Much has been made of the songwriting potential of Snail Mail's Lindsey Jordan but to be fair, she's already after delivering something that sounds fairly like the finished article on "Lush". Perhaps it lacks ambition or variety at times but in general this is a very decent listen.… Expand
Jun 8, 2018It's a fresh album and I really like the vocals and the music and the whole production,but I think that it is not something that special.StillIt's a fresh album and I really like the vocals and the music and the whole production,but I think that it is not something that special.Still a great listen and an 18yearold musician with a bright future.… Expand
Jan 16, 2019A solid debut effort with a handful of enjoyable tracks that keep things interesting, but the release is almost too consistent - in hindsightA solid debut effort with a handful of enjoyable tracks that keep things interesting, but the release is almost too consistent - in hindsight only a couple songs, if any stick out. While there may be more than a couple good songs, they're too stylistically similar and when placed next to each other can drag on and bore the listener somewhat. The guitar parts are creative enough, though using Lush's formula for everything after would be a mistake. If one can appreciate, or at least accept the lyrical content, and tolerate sameness of her voice, this is a good mood-album. The main refute for criticising the general dullness of her voice is to look to the lyrics which convey a crushing sense of sameness and dullness that overwhelm the subject's life. It's a smart idea, and Jordan likely (and rightfully so) isn't aiming to please with pleasant, fluffy music. In practice, it's just not a worthwhile front-to-back listen to return to, nor an experiment that warrants repeat.… Expand
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