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After You

Jack Peñate

After You

Third album and first in ten years from the London-born indie singer-songwriter co-produced by Alex Epton (David Byrne, Holy Ghost!), Inflo (the Kooks, Tom Odell) and Paul Epworth (Paul McCartney, Beck)

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  1. 8.0 |   Q

    Indie-popper returns with some serious soul. Print edition only

  2. 8.0 |   NME

    The indie hero could have played it safe with his first full-length record of the 2010s, but this comeback represents a bold new chapter
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  3. 7.0 |   All Music

    After You marks an ambitious return for the long-absent musician, one that ultimately rewards with musicality
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  4. 7.0 |   DIY

    Something of a fever dream, an electric span of ideas that flit from one to the other
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  5. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Jack has very audibly moved away from his original playful, naïve indie rock sound which led to his early success
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  6. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Back after 10 years, Peñate’s tuneful new songs are a literate, spiritual exploration of the soul, but it’s undoubtedly a bit beige
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  7. 6.0 |   musicOMH

    After You may plough a relatively safe furrow in its construction and execution, but he is a very relatable singer, and the keenly felt blue-eyed soul on here should win him new converts
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  8. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Broadly speaking, After You succeeds as a rich, expansive set of sophisticated classic pop – but, unlike Peñate’s early work, it feels somewhat irrelevant to 2019
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