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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the Los Angeles singer-songwriter is her first recorded in a professional studio.
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  1. Positive: 20 out of 22
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  1. Q Magazine
    Feb 4, 2019
    100
    Quiet Signs is an utterly captivating record from its first second to its last. [Mar 2019, p.116]
  2. Feb 4, 2019
    90
    Teasing out musical abundance from simple instrumentation, lyrics, and vocals, Pratt concertizes complexity and nuance. Quiet Signs is a staggering work of hushed beauty.
  3. Feb 8, 2019
    84
    The nine songs here follow their own innate paths, often beginning with a simple acoustic arrangement before blossoming into vivid daydreams.
  4. Uncut
    Feb 4, 2019
    80
    Pratt doesn't recreate the lo-fi sound of her previous records so much as she elaborates on it. [Mar 2019, p.32]
  5. Feb 5, 2019
    80
    Quiet Signs, as sparse and subtle as its name suggests, shares its secrets only with those willing to give their complete and undivided attention in exchange.
  6. Feb 8, 2019
    74
    Pratt has a very, very restrained way of supplying strength and relief during our hectic moment. Her songs are so quiet they almost don’t even exist, but maybe that’s how we need to feel for just a moment--like we’re just air.
  7. Feb 8, 2019
    60
    Quiet Signs has a slightly jazzier, more soulful feel than her last, folkier outing, with a faint nod to Joni Mitchell on Poly Blue and perhaps even a hint of the Drifters’ On Broadway to the beguiling, sumptuous Here My Love.

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
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  1. Feb 8, 2019
    10
    What an album! Pratt shows how terrific she is at making music, this sounds otherworldy and has become an instant favorite of mine.
  2. Feb 12, 2019
    9
    Life of a struggling woman in many aspects, especially love, is described through old-fashioned but beautiful way Jessica Pratt did. MostlyLife of a struggling woman in many aspects, especially love, is described through old-fashioned but beautiful way Jessica Pratt did. Mostly accompanied by acoustic guitar, her voice dove deep in the eerie, obscured by the misty ambiance. She seems really wanted to be unknown by covering her feelings with coded messages. Expand
  3. Feb 18, 2019
    5
    Quiet Signs is eerie and somber with hopeful tones that are brought forth over a simple structure. Pratt’s style most likely resembles theQuiet Signs is eerie and somber with hopeful tones that are brought forth over a simple structure. Pratt’s style most likely resembles the singer-songwriter style of the late ’60s and early 70’s and it’s not unpleasant but even at only a 27-minute runtime, Quiet Signs is a real chore to get through.
    Tracks to enjoy: “Poly Blue” & “This Time Around”
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