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  • Summary: The fourth full-length solo release for the Fiery Furnace member was recorded with producer Clemens Knieper.
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
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  1. Mojo
    Apr 24, 2018
    100
    Friedberger's finest solo album to date. ... Supple, elastic, and in forward motion, it loses nothing in translation. Vibrate, resonate. [Jun 2018, p.86]
  2. May 7, 2018
    88
    Friedberger’s economical way with language, the way she can pack complex emotions into the space of a few lines, testifies to her craftsmanship. Though its origins are relatively modest--a woman alone with her thoughts and a cheap keyboard--Rebound doesn’t sound like a bedroom record.
  3. May 4, 2018
    81
    Rebound isn’t seismic—longtime fans will have no trouble cozying up to many of these songs. There are elements, however, that separate the album from its predecessors and suggest some tentative movement toward a new way of working.
  4. Q Magazine
    Apr 24, 2018
    80
    Melodically subtler than Friedberger's past albums, Rebound still swings thanks to her innate, and often-overlooked, knack for songwriting. [Jun 2018, p.112]
  5. 80
    On her latest effort, the singer-songwriter proves that the power of reinvention suits her just fine.
  6. May 4, 2018
    70
    She’s created an album that’s worth more time than a quick fling on the rebound, another engaging entry in her ever-expanding catalogue.
  7. Apr 24, 2018
    45
    The conviction that has defined her career so far is nowhere to be seen here and, whilst the reason for this change is still unclear, the result is a record of missed opportunities and inexcusable shortcomings. [Mar - May 208, p.54]

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  1. May 29, 2018
    9
    This is the 2018 album that should be getting a lot more attention, especially when Beach House's (admittedly great) '7' is wowing everyone.This is the 2018 album that should be getting a lot more attention, especially when Beach House's (admittedly great) '7' is wowing everyone. Sort of like St. Vincent and the aforementioned Beach house mixed with a distinctly European sounding sophistication. Almost a female-fronted version of Destroyer's 'Kaputt'. Expand
  2. Jul 13, 2018
    8
    Rebound is a really well-produced album from the artist Eleanor Friedberger, with a great variety of melodies. There's space for someRebound is a really well-produced album from the artist Eleanor Friedberger, with a great variety of melodies. There's space for some beach-pop with some subtle experimentation, dense electronic and a 80s dance pop music that will certainly put this amazing work in the best albums of this summer. Enjoy it. Expand

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