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Half Waif


Fifth solo album of dreamy synth-pop from Nandi Rose Plunkett, former member of indie rock outfit Pinegrove

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  1. 9.0 |   Clash

    Despite its meticulous and grandiose instrumentalization, this record is Nandi Rose’s 'Camelot', a masterclass in her own interpersonal gut-wrench, where she has finally figured out how to build a wall of sound that compliments her breathtaking vibrato
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  2. 9.0 |   DIY

    Both more freeing and deeply personal
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  3. 8.2 |   Paste Magazine

    Nandi Rose’s fifth record as Half Waif marks another pivotal step in her evolution
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  4. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Mythopoetics may be Rose's most approachable album, but that just means that the world has finally caught up with Half Waif's wide-lens world
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  5. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    This record has that waltzing, wispy quality which makes you want to stand on the top of a hill and have a good cry
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  6. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Half Waif adds to the lockdown canon with an unflinching look at the psychological minefield we're all trying to navigate
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  7. 7.5 |   Pitchfork

    Created during a residency at Gainesville’s Pulp Arts studio, Nandi Rose’s latest album as Half Waif is complex, daring, and emotionally unsettled
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  8. 7.3 |   Beats Per Minute

    Devoid of meaty pop nuggets, Mythopoetics sounds like an unstable wormhole that travels from 2020’s critically-lauded The Caretaker to wherever the heck the Half Waif project lands next
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  9. 7.0 |   All Music

    While Half Waif's cinematic, keyboard-based atmospheres have generally expanded with each album to this point, they reach another level of vibrancy and drama on their fifth album, Mythopoetics
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  10. 6.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Mythopoetics exemplifies what you want in the warmer, longer days; big vocals (even when the situation doesn't necessitate them), choruses that soar into the clouds, bright production with a synthetic leaning and a self-improvement power narrative
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  11. 6.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    The overall dynamism of Mythopoetics makes for a rewarding exercise in self-reflection
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