Album Review of Yu by Rosie Lowe.

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Yu by Rosie Lowe

Release Date: May 10, 2019
Record label: Caroline
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter

74 Music Critic Score
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Yu - Very Good, Based on 3 Critics

The Line of Best Fit - 80
Based on rating 8/10

The first was Rosie Lowe 's debut album. Control came out in February. A gem of brooding pop, from the moonlit fuzz of title track "Control" to the upbeat soul of "I'll be gone". At the controls was Dave Okumu. The second was The Invisible 's Patience, in June. Their third ecord, and following a ….

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Pitchfork - 71
Based on rating 7.1/10

The Leeds-based singer Rosie Lowe debuted in 2013 with "Right Thing," a brooding R&B-soul hybrid that made the aftereffects of a breakup sound like being submerged in a sensory deprivation tank. Her atmospheric 2016 LP Control explored the emotional give-and-take of modern dating, and despite being cloistered by a few too many glazed, anonymous synths, there were quietly compelling songs (see: the body-image treatise "Woman") to bear out Lowe's songwriting finesse. For follow-up YU, Lowe improves on her formula by expanding her circle.

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DIY Magazine - 70
Based on rating 3.5/5

Rosie Lowe has often spoken about how her fairytale perceptions of love were shattered by her parents' divorce. Debut 'Control' created worlds where things were far from perfect. Whether it was feeling trapped watching a toxic relationship continue, or being afraid to give love yourself, 'Control' was beautifully misanthropic. It felt dark, foreboding and a little thrilling.

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