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Chastity Belt

Chastity Belt

Chastity Belt

Fourth album from the Walla Walla, Washington indie rock four piece led by Julia Shapiro and co-produced by Jay Som

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  1. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    A gentle ode to the potency of self-care
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  2. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    There's a certain mourning that Chastity Belt bring to the forefront on this self-titled album. All that is lost in youth can never be retrieved, but in a way, they've harnessed some part of the past, while taking pause for recognition that it may be gone forever
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  3. 8.0 |   Clash

    Elegant, understated, Chastity Belt is the sound of a band matured, and it’s all the better for it
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  4. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The band learns how to navigate adulthood on their new self-titled effort, leaning on each other for strength and comfort
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  5. 8.0 |   Mojo

    These are stories about patterns of behaviour, like dreams that keep returning, or won't end. The way out, these songs counsel, lies in relinquishing. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   All Music

    Chastity Belt's musical evolution has been a fascinating and rewarding thing to witness, and this may be their smartest and most compelling music to date
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  7. 7.1 |   Pitchfork

    They’ve abandoned the crude wit of their debut, but the Seattle band’s fourth album still maintains the closeness of hanging out with friends in your living room
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  8. 7.1 |   Paste Magazine

    While the album has its moments of musical limitation and monotony, Shapiro’s central voice on Chastity Belt is teeming with insight, even when that insight is born from an identity of dissonance
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  9. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    Chastity Belt is patient, mellow, and locked
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  10. 7.0 |   The Music

    The album never reaches the peak and immediacy of 2017 single Different Now, but, taken as a whole, there’s a beauty in the textural nuance and overall gentle hypnosis of Chastity Belt
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  11. 7.0 |   XS Noize

    If anything this fourth release is “more them than ever” as they focus on individual expression over band obligation or fan expectations
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  12. 6.0 |   Uncut

    Occasionally a little too meandering. Print edition only

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