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Pale Fire

El Perro del Mar

Pale Fire

Fourth album of indie pop from Swedish singer-songwriter Sarah Assbring

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  1. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    As winter approaches and cold seeps into our bones, there are few albums better suited to raging against the dying of the light
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  2. 8.0 |   Prefix

    The studied El Perro del Mar fan will notice that, in this release, Assbring departs from her generally twee and mostly acoustic melodies in favor of house-music-influenced electronic production
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  3. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Assbring consistently displays a steady hand with her experimentation
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  4. 7.9 |   Bowlegs

    What is more impressive though is how she has captured the mood so perfectly throughout this engrossing record
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  5. 7.8 |   Paste Magazine

    The psychic unease of post-dubstep provides an ideal complement, underscoring the insularity, anxiety, and perseverance central to Assbring’s project
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  6. 7.5 |   BBC

    Hers is a shivery presence, like moonlight on flesh
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  7. 7.0 |   NME

    Confusing, in a fun way
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  8. 7.0 |   All Music

    Pale Fire goes places the last album never dreamed and hopefully opens doors for even more drastic developments to come
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  9. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    The Swedish chanteuse has a found a new middle ground between the heartache and dance breaks
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  10. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    It may not quite place her in the same made-in-Sweden post-house department as Lykke Li and Robyn, but it’s quite a progression nonetheless
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  11. 6.0 |   Q

    Strangely, powerfully beautiful. Print edition only

  12. 6.0 |   Pitchfork

    Pale Fire doesn't command your attention so much as wait patiently until it drifts into your view and then goes away
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  13. 6.0 |   Blurt

    Pale Fire captures her in nocturnal night club mode
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  14. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Glossy, high-shine finish songs. Print edition only

  15. 6.0 |   Uncut

    Forsaking early charm for a vague sense of attitude that's largely devoid of presence. Print edition only

  16. 4.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    This is one flame that flickers out far too easily
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