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I'm All Ears

Let's Eat Grandma

I'm All Ears

Second album from Norwich-based experimental pop duo Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth co-produced by Faris Badwan (The Horrors) and SOPHIE

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  1. 10.0 |   Q

    They've revealed themselves as a rare, brilliant talent. Print edition only

  2. 10.0 |   The Guardian

    Bold, intense pop that gets under the skin
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  3. 9.0 |   Clash

    The second half of the album includes a pair of breathtaking epics, ‘Cool & Collected’ and ‘Donnie Darko’, that showcase a songwriting maturity well beyond their 18 and 19 years. Somehow it all fits. Let’s Eat Grandma, it turns out, are nobody but themselves
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  4. 8.8 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Toeing the line between fervent experimentation and enjoyable song craft...effortlessly
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  5. 8.6 |   Pitchfork

    Future-pop at its best: kaleidoscopic production and incisive lyrics that swirl into marvelous, breathtaking songs
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  6. 8.5 |   The Quietus

    This is an album that burns with ferocious, unapologetic energy, delving into eras, sounds and experiences with two sets of feet first. As they assert at the album’s roaring height: “We got this”
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  7. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    A creative and infectious record, which after repeat listens, moves from being intriguing to simply irresistible
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  8. 8.3 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    Let’s Eat Grandma have furnished a vessel all their own, one shaped by an appreciation for the past and a keen vision for the future. It’s no wonder it feels very now
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  9. 8.2 |   Earbuddy

    One of the weirdest crowd-pleasers you'll hear all year
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  10. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    It’s a thrill to listen to their experiments, their tinkering with sounds and idea
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  11. 8.0 |   The Independent

    As a record that’s as lyrically compelling as it is sonically daring, I’m All Ears is an admirable follow-up to an impressive debut
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  12. 8.0 |   The Observer

    It’s a radical evolution that keeps true to their idiosyncratic voice, and amounts to a textbook example of how to do weird pop well
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  13. 8.0 |   DIY

    The pair focus in on gigantic, chart-mingling choruses
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  14. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Let’s Eat Grandma’s fusion of bucolic strangeness and angular electro-pop is unique
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  15. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Through all the eccentricities and quirks, it should be said that ‘I’m All Ears’ manages to be a gloriously readable pop album on first listen. For a band hailed as cult heroes one album in, this is the boldest statement they’ve made so far
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  16. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Encapsulate the agony and ecstasy of youth – and even more besides – in constantly dynamic ways that demand your attention. You’ll be all ears
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  17. 8.0 |   The Music

    Masterful manipulations of mood and texture
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  18. 8.0 |   Mojo

    If the circus-field antics are superseded by darker, sleeker dance-floor shapes, it remains a volatile, persistently disconcerting record. Print edition only

  19. 8.0 |   Uncut

    What felt like daydream ideas in maturation then have been shaped into trly rounded songs now. Print edition only

  20. 8.0 |   NME

    This is a thrilling, fascinating album that continually startles: it’s a bold step forward and one that feels like a glimpse into the future
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  21. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    A pair of 19 year olds that are well-versed in the power of delayed gratification, have grown through their experiences, learned from their mentors, and still retained a distinctive expression of themselves
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  22. 8.0 |   All Music

    Hollingworth and Walton prove that a few more years under their collective belt haven't tamed their adventurous spirit - if anything, the way they challenge expectations on I'm All Ears is more exciting than ever
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  23. 7.9 |   Gig Soup

    While the "album" has flourished as an art form throughout the streaming age, 'I'm All Ears' is not one of those records. The aforementioned interludes are largely forgettable (and skippable) while mismanaged pacing causes a strong collection of tracks to bludgeon audiences and diminish an otherwise exceptional showing
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  24. 7.5 |   The 405

    These are sprightly, assured, gratifying pop songs, pirouetting with enough agitated inventiveness to ensure each run is sunny, surprising, and fluently fun; a damn fine Summer record
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  25. 7.0 |   Crack

    A grandiose prog journey with oblique lyrics and a faded bassline that unfurls into an 80s rave montage, it captures the euphoria of a band growing comfortable with its own strangeness: a sprinkling of perfect pop glitter, mixed with muddy pond water
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  26. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    Satisfying as both a sophomore effort and streamlined pop album, I'm All Ears establishes Let's Eat Grandma as a band that need to be heard
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  27. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Let’s Eat Grandma present themselves as outsiders and are eager to assert themselves through any power source they can get their hands on
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  28. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Ultimately it’s the spirit of adventure that runs through the entire enterprise that makes the diversity feel perfectly coherent, and timely
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  29. 6.5 |   Under The Radar

    While I'm All Ears never dips into the shrouded fervor of its predecessor, Let's Eat Grandma can still weave a curious quilt
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  30. 6.0 |   God Is In The TV

    The record contains four brilliantly inventive songs that go past the five-minute mark and demonstrate that they still possess some anti-pop traits with radio-unfriendly time counts
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