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Stef Chura


Second album from the Detroit indie rock singer-songwriter working with Car Seat Headrest's Will Toledo

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Saddle Creek
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  1. 8.8 |   Paste Magazine

    Midnight is an incredible record, owing, but in no way indebted to her pitch perfect partnership with Toledo, one that’s further catapulted by Chura’s distinctive voice and extraordinary songwriting chops
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  2. 8.3 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The indie rocker delivers a sophomore record bursting with internal fervor
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  3. 8.0 |   All Music

    Chura's in fine form again here - it wouldn't be an overstatement to call it a doozy
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  4. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    If Messes promised, Midnight not only delivers but cements Chura's place as a voice to be reckoned with in the modern indie rock landscape
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  5. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The Michigan singer-guitarist’s second album takes her bracing sound in some powerful new directions
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  6. 8.0 |   DIY

    It continues to reflect Stef’s gloriously distinct idiosyncrasies
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  7. 7.6 |   Pitchfork

    The Detroit indie rocker’s second album fluctuates between alt-rock and garage pop, turning up her amp and doubling down on her uncompromising style
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  8. 7.0 |   The 405

    While Midnight is, overall, a somewhat flawed record, it still shows impressive growth for Chura
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  9. 7.0 |   No Ripcord

    Chura likes to develop her albums with collaborative energy. Nevertheless, the rousing angst—both thoughtful and forceful — she expresses in Midnight is hers and hers alone
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  10. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    In spite of its occasional faults, Chura's distinct vocals are captivating throughout Midnight. Stef Chura lets her voice crack, crease, and crumble however it wants, pairing vocal fry with vulnerable vibrato
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  11. 6.5 |   Earbuddy

    She follows a blueprint of grunge and '90s alt-rock
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