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Memories Are Now

Jesca Hoop

Memories Are Now

Latest studio album from the California-based jazz-folk singer-songwriter

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  1. 10.0 |   The Skinny

    A gorgeously delivered elegy to heartbreak and loss; powerful, perfectly executed songs to bring comfort and strength to the weary, broken and scorned
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  2. 10.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Her most endearing album yet
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  3. 9.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    One of the most engagingly idiosyncratic and refreshingly broad collections of solo singer songwriting in recent memory
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  4. 8.7 |   Gig Soup

    This is a remarkable, harrowing and stunningly intimate piece of art that must be heard
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  5. 8.0 |   The FT

    Singer-songwriter’s latest offers nimble guitar melodies reminiscent of Paul Simon and acoustic folk
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  6. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    The Californian singer follows up her Sam Beam duets with a fully formed suite of songs
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  7. 8.0 |   Q

    Seems determined to rope off her own creative space. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    There’s nary a note on this record that doesn’t feel organic and earthy, as if Hoop assembled all of the instruments used on Memories Are Now from the same great felled oak tree and recorded the album on its stump
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  9. 8.0 |   The Observer

    The restlessness is counterweighted by wit and songwriting power
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  10. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    A prime showing off what those who have followed Hoop for the past decade or more have already known
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  11. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Hoop has yet again confirmed that she should be a lot more celebrated than many of her less original peers
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  12. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    There is something compellingly unique and hard to pigeonhole here
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  13. 8.0 |   All Music

    A songwriter who not only has a few things to get off her chest, but seems to make a call to action
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  14. 7.5 |   Earbuddy

    Sure, quiet, understated Hoop is good, but after five years of being understated, it’s great to hear her get loud
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  15. 7.3 |   Pitchfork

    A boisterously declarative album that’s urgent and at times seditious
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  16. 7.0 |   The Music

    Endlessly catchy and boldly creative, Memories Are Now is a thrilling escape from the doldrum
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  17. 7.0 |   The Digital Fix

    The musical variety makes it a consistently rewarding listen. A record that will remain in memories for a long time to come
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  18. 6.0 |   State

    Sounds as if it has been created as a template for live performances
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  19. 6.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    The standout on Memories is Hoop’s voice, layered upon itself into absolutely heavenly harmonies
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