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Debut album from LA-based singer-songwriter Sasami Ashworth

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Domino Records
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  1. 8.0 |   Q

    Each song is like a little journal entry, lent emotional heft by Ashworth's use of repetition. Print edition only

  2. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    A remarkable, distinctive debut
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  3. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Listeners will relish the detail poured into her debut, its polish not too shiny to obscure the raw experiences that its songs are drawn from
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  4. 8.0 |   DIY

    A bold and well-rounded debut
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  5. 8.0 |   The 405

    SASAMI feels like a warm friend you haven’t seen in years, ready to reflect on life: how you’d hoped it’d be, and how it is. It doesn’t feel so bad when you’re together
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  6. 8.0 |   NME

    Tales of disintegrating relationships, told with searing honesty, are underpinned by lushly woven arrangement
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  7. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    Much of the album moves between the two extremes of vastness and intimacy.
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  8. 7.0 |   No Ripcord

    A promising debut by an artist who’s been part of the scene for years but has now started down a path on her own
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  9. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Reinforced by the layered repetition that comes with recording on tape, this album finds its grace by turning heartache into cheeky, fork-tongued refrains
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  10. 7.0 |   Pitchfork

    Embodies shoegaze’s supernatural ability to conjure sadness from the void
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  11. 7.0 |   The Music

    A languid guitar record that feels anything but rushed
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  12. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    If Ashworth is bitter, the Sonic Youth guitar rage of ‘Not the Time’, or the dissonant feedback that starts ‘Free’, do a good job of articulating it
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  13. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    The sound of an artist stepping into the limelight and forging their own distinctive sound
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  14. 5.0 |   Uncut

    A collection of songs that are superficially alluring but, bar standout "Morning Comes," rarely captivating. Print edition only

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