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Pre Pleasure

Julia Jacklin

Pre Pleasure

Third full-length album of indie art pop from the Sydney-born singer-songwriter co-produced with Marcus Paquin

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  1. 9.0 |   Uncut

    As a lyricist, she remains the understatement queen, “Let’s keep all our doctor’s appointments” from “Be Careful With Yourself” perhaps one of the most superbly subtle statements of devotion in recorded song. Nobody underdoes it better. Print edition only

  2. 9.0 |   God Is In The TV

    On Pre Pleasure, Jacklin leaves us in no doubt that she has considered human relationships from all angles and has exactly the right words, whether whispered in silence or shouted above a hail of guitars and cymbals, to make us feel it all too
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  3. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    Jacklin once again makes herself impossible to dismiss. She not only lives up to the hype, she deserves more of it.
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  4. 9.0 |   Gigwise

    A gorgeous collection of songs
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  5. 8.4 |   Northern Transmissions

    The close friend feel of the record, as well as the intimate production of the record is certainly its hallmark, and has won me over as a listener and put her in the camp of indie rock women who I can’t wait for another record to come out from
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  6. 8.3 |   Paste Magazine

    The singer bottles 30-something triumphs and terrors into a capsule of characteristically exquisite indie rock
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  7. 8.1 |   Beats Per Minute

    Though her debut album told us there’s virtue to having some miles on the soul, PRE PLEASURE kind of does the inverse: a more seasoned, matured artist letting the kid in herself win and giving herself permission to swing away at life
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  8. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Authentic, intricate and wholeheartedly personal, Julia Jacklin brims with poise at every turn on PRE PLEASURE
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  9. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The Aussie singer-songwriter proves that she’s an unflinchingly personal lyricist who can also slam some rocking hooks together
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  10. 8.0 |   DIY

    Hers is a world where solace and solidarity are steeped into every brick
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  11. 8.0 |   Mojo

    With every album, Jacklin is finding more of herself, strengthening her voice. It's complicated, but Pre Pleasure is a joy to hear. Print edition only

  12. 8.0 |   Dork

    While Julia has been building her own rep over the years, ‘Pre Pleasure’ should take her to the heights of her sonic sisters – the Mitskis, Phoebes and Japanese Breakfasts who’ve blown up in recent years – on lyrical strength alone
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  13. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Ripples with a sense of discomfort; the way we communicate, or rather, miscommunicate, and the serious and casual crises that can litter one’s life
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  14. 8.0 |   The Independent

    The Australian musician’s latest album is one of those rare records that reveals the whole artist, cheap kicks and all
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  15. 8.0 |   All Music

    Although Crushing is a hard act to follow, Jacklin pulls it off gracefully here, with an album whose dramatic arc and songs hold their own
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  16. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    The Australian musician has an uncanny knack for documenting her generation’s anxieties and issues, and wrapping them up in songs you’ll be humming for weeks
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  17. 8.0 |   The Observer

    The Australian singer-songwriter presides between confessional and observational on her arresting third album
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  18. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    Her ability to rip out the listener’s heart and stomp it about a bit, on the dance floor or otherwise, will hopefully never leave her
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  19. 7.9 |   Spectrum Culture

    Jacklin taps into the conflict and contradiction inherent to being human in a way that is both deeply personal and warmly inviting to the listener
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  20. 7.4 |   Pitchfork

    The Australian songwriter’s empathetic, understated rock songs sift through a litany of relationships and beliefs, seeking a balance between thinking about life and actually living it
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  21. 7.0 |   Clash

    Whilst there are some bright gems for Jacklin fans interested in her ability to be vulnerable and confessional, there seems to be a whole lot of build-up – and not a lot of climax
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  22. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    A testament to Julia Jacklin’s ability to adapt and grow as a songwriter
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