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  • Summary: Co-produced by Jeremy Greenspan, the debut full-length release for Canadian music teacher-turned R&B singer includes influences from funk, jazz, and synth pop.
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  1. Sep 20, 2013
    90
    It's this combination of shadowy unknowability and full-hearted melody that makes Pull My Hair Back such an intriguing listen, and certainly one of the year's best debuts.
  2. Sep 20, 2013
    90
    Whilst it obviously won’t be eligible for the Mercury Music Prize on the basis of nationality, this compelling, rigorous and often beautiful work ought to receive the same level of attention as Jessie Ware’s debut.
  3. Sep 20, 2013
    80
    There's arguably nothing groundbreaking about Pull My Hair Back, but its artful combination of influences, subtle production, and the ambiguous emotional terrain it covers makes it one of the strongest debuts of the year.
  4. Sep 20, 2013
    80
    Pull My Hair Back still shines with nonsensical warmth that is just as much sensual as strange. Kathy Lee would be proud.
  5. Sep 20, 2013
    80
    She's made a hugely satisfying album of slinky electronic soul. [Oct 2013, p.71]
  6. Oct 21, 2013
    80
    Ms. Lanza, who is Canadian, moves with purpose and authority in and around the rhythms on this album which, produced by her with Jeremy Greenspan of Junior Boys, in places nods explicitly to Timbaland’s skittish production.
  7. Dec 10, 2013
    50
    The R&B tropes are part of a reassuring past, and the half-there vocals don't add enigma so much as leave the music unchallenged and stick in its old ways. [Oct 2013, p.47]

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