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Star Eaters Delight

Lael Neale

Star Eaters Delight

Third full-length album from the Virginia-born indie rock singer-songwriter

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  1. 9.0 |   Under The Radar

    Given Star Eaters Delight’s briefer running time than its predecessor, Neale has put together a tight package of an album with no stray notes but one also brimming with a sly multitude of ideas
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  2. 8.0 |   All Music

    Star Eaters Delight is less of a uniform statement than Acquainted with Night was, but this collection of versatile songs acts as a tour of different neighborhoods in the beautifully smeary nocturnal dream world Neale began building on her last album
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  3. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    There’s more than a hint of Patti Smith in her intense delivery on a third album that brings atmosphere, drama and languid surf guitar
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  4. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Neale is imaginative, but she's steeped in songwriting craft and she knows her way aound a whopping chorus. That's more than enough. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   Northern Transmissions

    Along with producer Guy Blakeslee, Neale has crafted a deeper pool of sounds than the Omnichord-heavy Acquainted with the Night
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  6. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    With her exquisitely drawn, character laden songs, and a voice of experience, Lael Neale is opening a fascinating window on her world, a world that craves human touch, longs for nature’s beauty and her spiritual quest to hold onto sovereignty over her own mind
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  7. 7.6 |   Paste Magazine

    Neale has placed her trust in life’s meanders — and in its source — and the result is her best work yet: a golden mean between experimentation and pop, lo-fi and hi-fi, vitality and rest
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  8. 7.0 |   Uncut

    An elegantly spare showcase for her radiant voice, a tremulous yodel tinged with gospel and country inflections. Print edition only

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