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Pang

Caroline Polachek

Pang

Debut album from the former Chairlift singer working with producers A.G. Cook, Danny L Harle, and Valley Girl

ADM rating[?]

8.0

Label
Perpetual Novice
UK Release date
18/10/2019
US Release date
18/10/2019
  1. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Pang is a remarkable debut album assured of its legitimacy and brilliance, one that should be celebrated for its shimmering beauty and the success of its authorial intent
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  2. 9.0 |   Clash

    ‘PANG’ marks the beginning of a new chapter and confirms its position as one of the most singular, captivating records of the year
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  3. 9.0 |   Northern Transmission

    Pang proves that Caroline Polachek is closer to finding herself as an artist than she has ever been
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  4. 9.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    Polachek’s range, her penchant for leaving her gasps and deep breaths in her vocal tracks, her carefully thought-over phrasing — these tie Pang together into one very earwormy book of spells
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  5. 8.0 |   The 405

    Caroline Polachek turns her vibrant songwriting on her personal life on the irresistible PANG
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  6. 8.0 |   The FT

    The singer sounds languid and self-composed on an album embedded with a hyper-busy, surreal pop aesthetic
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  7. 8.0 |   Q

    An unmitigated success. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   Paste Magazine

    The former Chairlift lead singer returns with an impressive pop record, her first to bear her name
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  9. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    The ex-Chairlift singer gasps, yelps and croons through a well-written and melodious portrait of lust, romance and heartbreak
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  10. 8.0 |   NME

    The Charlift singer has crystallised years of musical exploration (which included a Beyoncé co-write) into her innovative first solo record under her own name
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  11. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    It is great to see Caroline Polachek giving a go at being an independent pop artist, and this album makes it feasible that she one day becomes a household name in the genre
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  12. 7.3 |   Pitchfork

    The former Chairlift singer-songwriter centers her sweeping solo debut on her powerful voice, crafting love songs about the moment of surrender, the pain preceding it, and the euphoria after
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  13. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Pang – a great title, suggesting melancholy by means of an onomatopoeic jolt – offers a lush take on hyper-modern pop
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