Magic Mirror

Pearl Charles

Magic Mirror

Third full-length album from the Los Angeles singer-songwriter produced by Lewis Pesacov (Best Coast, FIDLAR, Local Natives)

ADM rating[?]

7.6

Label
Kanine
UK Release date
15/01/2021
US Release date
15/01/2021
  1. 9.0 |   Gigwise

    Californian pizzazz and Eagles-inspired zest
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  2. 9.0 |   Vinyl Chapters

    A playful and complete album that deserves to be heard
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  3. 8.0 |   Northern Transmissions

    The song’s here are wonderful, heartbreaking, extremely danceable and the perfect way to add some optimism to what hopefully will be a good year
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  4. 8.0 |   The Independent

    First album from Los Angeles-born artist Charles is a bright nod to the sounds of Sixties and Seventies California
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  5. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    While Magic Mirror's sparkling-sheen portrays the acceptance of life - Pearl Charles' diary, flinging open its pages to question long-drawn-out loves - the inclusivity means the eyes staring back from Magic Mirror flit between both yours and hers, all aided by her cool and breezy nature
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  6. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Charles may be self-doubting and even gloomy at times, but she never loses her glowing spirit and hope for the many more adventures her life will lead her on
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  7. 8.0 |   All Music

    While similar in feel to her debut, Magic Mirror is a significant step forward for Charles, who really steps up her game here
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  8. 7.9 |   Beats Per Minute

    Magic Mirror shines boldly and brightly as the testimony of an adulthood that didn’t come at the cost of losing her spark of child-like enthusiasm. Pearl Charles has taken hold of that raw and bubbly energy, and skilfully turned it into a perfect silver sequin of her very own disco ball
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  9. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Pearl Charles' art doesn't offer easy resolutions to internal or external crises on Magic Mirror, but as she works through her ideas, she leads us to somewhere better
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  10. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Combining various soft rock touchstones, Charles’s new album sometimes veers into cloyingly sentimental pastiche
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