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  • Summary: The fifth full-length release for the singer-songwriter was produced by John Congleton.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 25
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 25
  3. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. 100
    This isn’t so much an evolution, but a complete restructuring of Van Etten’s sound. It’s her OK Computer if you want to get frank.
  2. 90
    Much like Hunter, Remind Me Tomorrow is brutal, but it’s honest and open and true about how grim life is sometimes. By not pulling her punches, Van Etten has seemingly done the impossible--reinvented herself by doubling down on her own artistic tendencies.
  3. Jan 18, 2019
    90
    Throughout Remind Me Tomorrow, she plumbs the depths of contentedness, setting her satisfaction to a sound that's nominally dark yet strangely comforting and nourishing. Even if this album doesn't speak to your specific life, it will nevertheless enrich it.
  4. Jan 14, 2019
    80
    While the opening moog throbs of ‘No-One’s Easy To Love’ and ‘Comeback Kid’ are initially distracting coming from an artist once known for her sparse compositions, they quickly blend in to become just another part of the atmospheric scenery that add colour to her widescreen laments.
  5. 80
    “Seventeen” winks at the inevitable, then celebrates it. Remind Me Tomorrow is best in thrall to this untouchable energy, when Van Etten and her band sound ecstatic despite their worldly wisdom.
  6. 80
    Remind Me Tomorrow actually does take a less-is-more tack in terms of its lyrics. Yet this album manages to be striking even when the words are minimized or backgrounded. Van Etten may be transforming, but she’s still triumphing.
  7. Uncut
    Jan 11, 2019
    70
    If the music at times fails to convey the particularities of her lyrics on the trip-hoppy "Memorial Day," Van Etten remains an insightful chronicler of small moments that produce overwhelming emotions. [Feb 2019, p.37]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jan 18, 2019
    10
    An incredible album, a natural progression for an amazing artist, Sharon has captured her spirit in this body of work, and it pays off. A must-listen.
  2. Jan 18, 2019
    9
    I was really looking forward for this album having listened to the four singles that she released and it was worth the wait. It has everythingI was really looking forward for this album having listened to the four singles that she released and it was worth the wait. It has everything a good album should have, meaning good vocals and lyricism. Some songs are memorable and passionate like Seventeen, Jupiter 4 , I Told You Everything while other songs are just good ( Memorial Kid, Malibu). I personally think that Comeback Kid is going to be an indie classic hit. To conclude, a great album from a great artist. Expand
  3. Jan 18, 2019
    8
    Its a good album, I don't think it's as good as a lot of critics are saying it is though. I'm not a fan of an artist revamping their soundIts a good album, I don't think it's as good as a lot of critics are saying it is though. I'm not a fan of an artist revamping their sound with synths b/c that's what's expected of them. SVE has been churning out solid indie rock/folk rock for over a decade, and now that she's added synths people lose their crap.

    On the flip side, "Seventeen" has SOTY potential. One of her most dynamic tracks yet.
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