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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the British indie pop band led by Heather Baron-Gracie was co-produced by The 1975's Matty Healy and George Daniel (as well as Jonathan Gilmore and the band's drummer Ciara Doran).
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. 80
    Given that it documents a romantic life that’s apparently hurtling out of control, My Mind Makes Noises makes for a remarkably trim and measured collection of songs. Both hands are on the wheel, and this album will crank things up a gear for Pale Waves.
  2. Sep 13, 2018
    For all their goth rock exterior, My Mind Makes Noises is ultimately a pop record with substance at its core.
  3. 80
    These young Mancunians have perfected what makes pop such an addictive, essential genre, and My Mind Makes Noises is both immediate and idiosyncratic. Pale Waves’ presence may be gloomy, but their songwriting and ambition could not be brighter.
  4. Q Magazine
    Sep 13, 2018
    A promising start, but there's room for improvement. [Oct 2018, p.108]
  5. Sep 17, 2018
    14 tracks stretches the hooks a little thin, but My Mind Makes Noises boasts pop craft to rival big-money production teams, and much better eyeliner to boot.
  6. 40
    It’s fine to be influenced by one particular band, but they need to find their own voice or risk being known as little more than The 1975’s pale imitators.
  7. Oct 19, 2018
    Their style fits in between Chvrches and Taylor Swift’s 1989, though not up to that level of craft. Interesting moments, like the echoing guitar of There’s A Honey or the finger-snap rhythm of Loveless Girl, are drowned out by overstuffed songs with unmemorable melodies.

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  1. Sep 14, 2018
    It's like 80's pop and modern indie-rock get into a beautiful car crash while they're going to the prom. So the creature that emerges fromIt's like 80's pop and modern indie-rock get into a beautiful car crash while they're going to the prom. So the creature that emerges from this formula is the singer ghost of an emo-past.
    Beautiful debut album, I only wish they can grow both sonically and vocally cause the songs start blending one into each other at some point. Which it could be because it's a debut album and they were able to create their own sound, but in the other case it could be just a sort of music-formula that create a sense of one-trick pony.