Please Be Mine

Album Review of Please Be Mine by Molly Burch.

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Please Be Mine

Molly Burch

Please Be Mine by Molly Burch

Release Date: Feb 17, 2017
Record label: Captured Tracks
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop

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Please Be Mine - Fairly Good, Based on 4 Critics

AllMusic - 70
Based on rating 7/10
70

Released the week of Valentine's Day 2017, Please Be Mine is a collection of reverb-washed love songs by Molly Burch. The indie pop singer brings along a childhood of watching classic movie musicals, a degree in jazz vocal performance, and an affection for the vocal era, girl groups, and Brill Building pop to her debut. The retro sounds befit the smoky, sultry voice of a vocalist who counts Patsy Cline among her chief influences.

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Drowned In Sound - 60
Based on rating 6/10
60

Ay, me. So you know what I see when I hear Molly Burch? She's sitting at the bar. What would a suave country singer drink, you reckon - Long Island iced tea? Whisky and coke? An ol' fashioned? Something like that. A ceiling fan spins above us; men in flannels and jeans drift in and out around us. I ….

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PopMatters - 60
Based on rating 6/10
60

Molly Burch might not be dynamic in her lyrical themes, but she musters a tone that illustrates that she is a complex character. Comparisons to Angel Olsen aside—they both share a folk twang and vocal style—Burch's concern with love is almost that of an obsession. The songs on the Austin-based artist's debut Please Be Mine demonstrate this with the loss of grace, like intoxication has taken over higher faculties.

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Clash Music
Their review was generally favourable

Molly Burch is here to make an impression. On her charmingly-retro debut album 'Please Be Mine', the Austin-based songwriter says hello to the world with ten lightweight love songs that make one thing remarkably clear: we've got a serious singer on our hands. The record is essentially a highlight reel dedicated to Burch's incredible vocal range. The Captured Tracks starlet uses inflection to devastating effect here, dipping in and out of different deliveries almost as effortlessly as she crafts A-plus pop melodies.

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