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I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone

Chastity Belt

I Used to Spend So Much Time Alone

Third album from the Walla Walla, Washington indie rock four piece led by Julia Shapiro

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  1. 9.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    The mask that Chastity Belt wore for so long has slipped. They’re not just mucking around, and this isn’t all meant to be a bit of a laugh. On this form, they’re the brightest and best of the current indie rock crop
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  2. 8.0 |   The 405

    Though it can eventually make for numerous and intricate readings both technically and conceptually, it's the album's undeniable quality that emerges as solid and everlasting, embodying a timelessness very rarely found
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  3. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Shapiro’s smart, relatable lyrics act as comfort in times of personal crisis, and what’s more, I suspect that this will only be Chastity Belt’s peak until their next album
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  4. 8.0 |   Earbuddy

    Compared to their debut, Chastity Belt’s I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone feels in tone like an album by The National. It does a perfect job of capturing the essence of what it means to be a young adult
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  5. 8.0 |   DIY

    The band channel malaise, nonchalance, boredom and procrastination onto wax
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  6. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    There is joy here, beyond the pleasure of wallowing so elegantly and tunefully in ennui
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  7. 7.8 |   Gig Soup

    A continuation of Chastity Belt's previous explorations of young womanhood, their latest effort provides a seething, uncensored view of an existential, quarter-life crisis
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  8. 7.7 |   Paste Magazine

    The whole album is awash in swaths of watery shimmer, as if recorded underwater.
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  9. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    Shapiro's wry humor and deadpan delivery carry the introspective lyrics without undercutting them, but LP3 for the Seattle band does take a darker tone than the previous two
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  10. 7.5 |   A.V. Club

    Chastity Belt mines self-doubt and post-punk minimalism on its stellar third album
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  11. 7.4 |   Pitchfork

    Displays a new kind of aggressiveness and gravity
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  12. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    Shapiro and Lydia Lund expand on their past guitar-tangling accomplishments with understated exchanges, while Annie Truscott remains the backbone of the ensemble with sturdy bass lines
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  13. 7.0 |   Crack

    It’s by far their most serious album to date
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  14. 6.0 |   No Ripcord

    They’re growing up, and that’s understandable, but the need to abruptly change doesn’t always equate to songwriting maturity
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  15. 6.0 |   Clash

    Sees the Seattle group recede deeper into their comfort zone with a batch of tracks that are lukewarm at best
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  16. 6.0 |   The Music

    A distinct feeling of building frustration burns through as the album progresses
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