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Use Me

PVRIS

Use Me

Third full-length album from the Massachusetts alt.rock trio led by Lynn Gunn

ADM rating[?]

8.1

Label
Warner
UK Release date
28/08/2020
US Release date
28/08/2020
  1. 10.0 |   Upset

    A record of sky high ambitions, but with a fiercely independent spirit at its heart, this is the point PVRIS blossom
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  2. 9.0 |   All Music

    Beyond the technical, Use Me is also an inspiration, a cathartic rebirth for Gunn where she can take full credit for doing all the work, embracing the pain and cleaning her wounds with strength and confidence
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  3. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    For a long time PVRIS have occupied a space in the alternative, band-led world without entirely bowing to the scene's expectations. Use Me is an extension of this, a declaration of what Lynn Gunn can create now she's claiming her power and not sharing the credit so generously
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  4. 8.0 |   NME

    She's long been the band's creative engine, but here the musician takes the reigns more openly than before, facing her struggles with candour
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  5. 8.0 |   Kerrang!

    There’s a sense that this is Lynn Gunn dipping a toe in the waters of owning the PVRIS name as hers and hers alone. The full potential of that discovery feels like it has yet to be uncovered. When she does, something truly special could be on the horizon
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  6. 8.0 |   DIY

    It’s a powerful - and at times, vulnerable - listen that comes doused in sparkling synths and delicious beats
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  7. 8.0 |   Q

    A triumph. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   music OMH

    Whilst Gimme A Minute is the standout of the more abrasively produced tracks on the album, January Rain may be PVRIS best in general
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  9. 7.8 |   Beats Per Minute

    Her third album leaves no stone unturned, turning darkness into sheer catharsis. Sounds like something we all could use
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