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Claire Rousay


Latest release from the Canadian-American experimental musician and composer based in Los Angeles

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  1. 8.4 |   Paste Magazine

    The Los Angeles-based composer and singer-songwriter’s latest collection delivers a spectrum of emotions colored by expressive, refreshing candor
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  2. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Channelling her signature sound into an album of emo-inflected pop songs, sentiment is claire rousay’s most personal work to date
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  3. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Sentiment is a place to jump right into her sonic world, with a proper pop pace: 10 songs in 37 minutes. The indie-rock tunes mix with orchestral interludes, synth drones, field recordings, found sounds from nature or the city streets, all full of raw emotion.
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  4. 8.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    On sentiment, ambient composer Claire Rousay reveals herself to be a writer of affecting confessional songs, but it’s her skill as a sound artist that makes it a rewarding album rather than a painfully raw listening experience
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  5. 8.0 |   Uncut

    A record that is quietly powerful in its delicate yet emotional execution. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    You don’t need to know exactly what she’s saying to know that it means everything
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  7. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Largely recorded on the road and full of found sounds, this beguiling record from the US ambient artist captures the feeling of self-inflicted solitude
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  8. 8.0 |   Clash

    A wonderful achievement, ‘Sentiment’ seems to pick you up at one point, and deposit you at a different destination. Enriching yet austere, its methodology seems to embody the title of a previous Claire Rousay song: ‘everything perfect is already here’
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  9. 7.6 |   Pitchfork

    Channeling her field recordings and sound collages into richly melodic slowcore overlaid with Auto-Tune, the Texas musician opens up a new expressive frontier in her work
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  10. 7.5 |   Northern Transmissions

    An album to be played and replayed, and will I think be some people’s favorite record of the year
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  11. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    There is unquestionable bravery in the access and vulnerability that sentiment communicates, and the journey into pop music is yet another promising step in rousay's always-morphing development
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