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Sucker's Lunch

Madeline Kenney

Sucker's Lunch

Third album from the Pacific Northwestern indie singer-songwriter produced by Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack

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  1. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    As the listener draws back the layers of glassy melodies and discordant edges, one finds an intimate testament to love’s inherent contradictions
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  2. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    A sweet composition of folksy synth-pop with a thin layer of groove that never quite hangs to either a major or a minor key
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  3. 8.0 |   Beats Per Minute

    On Sucker’s Lunch, Kenney has never sounded more compelling and she presents each song with a fervor only teased on previous outings
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  4. 7.8 |   Paste Magazine

    On her third LP, the Oakland dream-pop musician reflects on both the ecstasy and excruciation of love
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  5. 7.4 |   Pitchfork

    The singer-songwriter’s new album reckons with a past of self-doubt and a present of intense uncertainty in order to shape something like a satisfying future
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  6. 7.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    It won’t be the most memorable outing you hear this year, but if you’re reading this in anything approaching a wistful funk, there’s a decent chance Sucker’s Lunch might be exactly what your mood calls for
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  7. 7.0 |   All Music

    If there's no happy ending for the heroine, the album still satisfies with its artful balance of meditation and catharsis
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  8. 6.0 |   Uncut

    The album is rarely as memorable musically as it is lyrically. Print edition only

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