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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the British quartet was self-recorded by the band.
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 20
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  1. Feb 10, 2012
    80
    Ester is very much an individualist work.
  2. Jan 10, 2012
    80
    Ester is a collection best suited to after-hours reflection, a glass of red in hand and the TV playing only static.
  3. Jan 18, 2012
    80
    With everything slathered liberally in reverb, Ester is wrong in all the right ways. [Feb 2012, p.90]
  4. 70
    A little more melodic resolve wouldn't go amiss, but 'Ester' is a solid, imaginative debut that leaves you aglow with the ice-warmth of a blip-literate Cocteau Twins.
  5. Jan 30, 2012
    70
    This is more adventurous fare but never forgoes its footing in melody land--well, with the exception of the off-putting "Rolling," a short track that unfortunately opens the record and sounds like a symphony warm-up with six instruments headed in different directions.
  6. Jan 10, 2012
    70
    Ester doesn't quite have a narrow enough scope for us to be able to say that Trailer Trash Tracys have a sound that's all their own, but they're close to finding their voice, and with a little more refinement it will come out, not loudly, but clearly.
  7. Feb 24, 2012
    50
    Most of the songs on Ester are like partially frozen ice cubes tossed into a drink on a warm day: they work for a little while, but they never turn into something truly solid, and end up dissolving pretty quickly.

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