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Stranger In The Alps

Phoebe Bridgers

Stranger In The Alps

Debut LP from the LA singer-songwriter, featuring a guest appearance from Conor Oberst

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  1. 9.1 |   Consequence Of Sound

    A haunting array of songs that pierce and linger
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  2. 9.1 |   A.V. Club

    It’s never about wallowing, but about slowly moving through it. That difference, played out over some incredible, wise-beyond-her-years songwriting, makes it one of the best albums of the year
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  3. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    Stranger in the Alps is a gorgeously written record, and Bridgers shows her brilliance consistently across its 45-minute runtime
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  4. 9.0 |   music OMH

    One of those records that seem destined to herald a long-lasting career
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  5. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Impressive and then some
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  6. 8.0 |   Q

    One of the albums of the year. Print edition only

  7. 8.0 |   NME

    Get ready to embrace the tears
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  8. 8.0 |   DIY

    A quietly devastating listen worthy of Phoebe Bridgers’ obvious influences
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  9. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Once the record's over, you'll feel like you’ve been dropped in a dark part of town after being left heartbroken - which is exactly what music like this should do
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  10. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    The record is a stunning achievement, and one that heralds the arrival of a major talent, undoubtedly in it for the long haul
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  11. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Barbed but beautiful. Print edition only

  12. 7.8 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    A vibrant and rare debut that’s not afraid to tell it how it is
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  13. 7.7 |   Earbuddy

    It digs deep in the pit of your gut as she shares her angst with you. It only feels proper then that you should share this album with others that have yet to hear it
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  14. 7.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Bridgers she has proven that her sweet and somber storytelling can stand its own ground
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  15. 7.0 |   Pitchfork

    The crux of Bridgers’ writing arrives in small details: a casual exchange of words, a song played on a long car ride, the moments we relive in our heads once we get back home
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  16. 6.0 |   Uncut

    Her lyrics betray a convincing world-weariness. Print edition only

  17. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    When Phoebe Bridgers gets it right on Stranger in the Alps, you can see her making a long career of this
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