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Women In Music Pt. III

Haim

Women In Music Pt. III

Third studio album from the LA pop rock trio Este, Danielle and Alana Haim produced by Rostam Batmanglij, Ariel Rechtshaid and Buddy Ross

ADM rating[?]

8.2

Label
Polydor
UK Release date
26/06/2020
US Release date
26/06/2020
  1. 10.0 |   NME

    The sisters' much-delayed third record is more than worth the wait: it's somehow punky, vulnerable and soothing – and a thing of great beauty
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  2. 10.0 |   The Independent

    On their third record, the sisters address misogyny, depression and death without ever letting the momentum dip
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  3. 10.0 |   The Guardian

    The three sisters switch into melancholy for this richly searching, explosively produced third album
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  4. 9.0 |   DIY

    An irreverent middle finger to convention and expectation
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  5. 9.0 |   The Music

    The album benefits greatly from HAIM embracing the freedom that comes with no longer feeling like they have something to prove
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  6. 9.0 |   Northern Transmissions

    This is a rare record that is at once the biggest dance party you’ve heard and the most beautifully sad thing as well. If you let it, it’ll touch your heart and make you scream- sing your lungs out, and honestly, could we ever hope for anything more?
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  7. 8.7 |   Paste Magazine

    Sisters Danielle, Este and Alana strut stylishly through an LP with emotional ups and downs
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  8. 8.6 |   Pitchfork

    The third album from the trio is far and away their best. Intimate, multidimensional, and wide-ranging, the songwriting shines with personality and a great curiosity for melody and style
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  9. 8.3 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Sibling trio stitch a patchwork quilt of rich tones, textures, and colors to explore
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  10. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    The record's title works on a number of different levels; as statement of fact, a reclamation of the term, or call to arms. It's as multifaceted as the music it encapsulates and the women who made it
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  11. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    A hefty dose of California cool layered with experimental sounds
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  12. 8.0 |   The FT

    The California trio’s most accomplished album to date shows a band in full control of its direction
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  13. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    On Women in Music Pt. III, HAIM are done pretending and ready to be themselves. By learning to embrace the power in their weakest points, the group have created their best work to date
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  14. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    There’s so much character, sonic variety and instantly loveable melodies throughout. In broadening their range and shying away from convention, Haim have become the band they promised to be from those glorious early singles
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  15. 8.0 |   XS Noize

    They have retained their quirky, sun-kist vibe that blends R&B beats, folk, pop & rock, but have finally had the courage to explore the darker, more personal side of themselves
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  16. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    A celebration of resilience
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  17. 8.0 |   Beats Per Minute

    It’s by no means a perfect record, but its strengths assuredly outweigh the weaknesses. Haim feel completely in the moment here, and are working stronger than ever as a unit
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  18. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    There's a looseness and confidence that creates space for them to play with their sound
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  19. 8.0 |   music OMH

    No other band in the world, male or female, can match Haim when they on their very best form
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  20. 8.0 |   Uncut

    We find all sorts of intriguing experiments. Print edition only

  21. 8.0 |   Mojo

    They've upped their game. Print edition only

  22. 8.0 |   Q

    This zeitgeist-friendly genre-hopping proves the trio are moving with the times, but it's satisfying to note that when they return to their starkly simple, powerful melodic trademark sound on closer Hallelujah, Haim remain in a league of their own. Print edition only

  23. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The ladies of the Valley meet ‘Ladies of the Canyon’ on their strongest, wisest album yet
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  24. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The album strikes a deft balance between experimental and commercial, moody and uplifting
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  25. 8.0 |   Clash

    HAIM have given us the world on a silver platter, and in times like these, it’s the perfect antidote to normality
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  26. 8.0 |   Gigwise

    Multidimensional and bold
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  27. 7.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Haim prove they’re as infectiously multifaceted as any of their contemporaries
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  28. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    HAIM on record comes across best when not overly fussed up or cluttered over and the many standouts on Women in Music Pt. III prove that point repeatedly. The remainder of it could do with some trimming of the fat and taking it easy on the condiments
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  29. 7.0 |   No Ripcord

    Overall, WIMPEE is an easy album to love, which, more than anything else, shows the trio's natural chemistry as musicians
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  30. 6.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    The final trio of ‘Now I’m In It’, ‘Hallelujah’ and ‘Summer Girl’ is among the best run of songs Haim have ever presented; it’s the preceding uneven 40 minutes of variously good, bad and downright ugly songwriting that, unfortunately, lets the side down
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