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Blue Raspberry

Katy Kirby

Blue Raspberry

Second full-length album from the Texas-born, Nashville-based singer-songwriter

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  1. 8.4 |   Paste Magazine

    The NYC-by-Nashville singer/songwriter’s latest is a smart, sexy thinkpiece on queer romance in a world on fire
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  2. 8.3 |   Northern Transmissions

    Katy Kirby has delivered an album as raw and as rooted in reality as a collection of love songs can get in 2024
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  3. 8.3 |   Beats Per Minute

    Blue Raspberry is Kirby’s most pointed, honest, and resonant self. There’s heaviness everywhere, and it should be excavated in doses
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  4. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Lurching guitar, chiming piano and stabs of overdubbed choral harmony are combined with vocals that swing from sweetly intimate to dry and flippant. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Kirby's second is more cosmopolitan than 2021 Cool Dry Place, with bandmates Alberto Sewald's and Logan Chung's muted soft rock production shifting her halfway toward Weyes Blood's polished indie folk. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Blue Raspberry is much the same. Kirby's confidence as an artist — the way this manifests in the easiness, the breeziness of her music — has only grown
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  7. 8.0 |   The Observer

    The Texas singer-songwriter makes up for time lost to her evangelical background with a second album of impeccable craft and lyricism
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  8. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Potently precise and exceedingly witty, Kirby’s lyrical prowess is written all over Blue Raspberry
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  9. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Rather than pleading for some simplistic notion of authenticity, Kirby marvels at the human desire to blend the lies and truths we embody every day into something delicious
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  10. 8.0 |   All Music

    She moves a step closer toward classic singer/songwriter form with a more reserved, vocals-forward set of songs accompanied by a more subdued band presence and orchestral textures
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  11. 8.0 |   Dork

    Everyone needs to get lost in the soft eclecticism of Katy Kirby
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  12. 7.4 |   Pitchfork

    The Nashville singer-songwriter’s second album is a deft and subtly surprising inquiry into romantic illusion
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  13. 7.0 |   Clash

    The fact that a first spin inspires a kind of relaxed inattention just makes ‘Blue Raspberry’ more of a slow burn, one which rewards listeners who come back for more
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  14. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    Blue Raspberry is as real as it gets and in its most composed moments a confident step forward
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  15. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    The album’s strength is its overall lack of flourish: it’s an unceasing blend of boredom, charm and anxiety – and always innately human
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  16. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    On Blue Raspberry, Katy Kirby is funny, scathing and full of clarity about her personal epiphanies
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