The Deserters - Rachel Zeffira
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  • Summary: The self-produced debut solo release for the Cat's Eyes singer features a guest appearance from TOY.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 19
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  1. Mar 6, 2013
    90
    The Deserters, given a chance, will completely negate any such journalistic silliness with just one listen, because it is a jolt of psychedelic, oozing instrumental wonder and songwriting magnificence.
  2. 80
    Here On In, which with its motorik rhythm sounds most like the Horrors, is the only weak link on a gorgeously immersive album.
  3. Mar 8, 2013
    80
    No matter how enchanting the music gets, nothing quite eclipses her exquisite voice, which elevates the songs on The Deserters to a blissful level that no one can touch.
  4. Much of the charm of The Deserters lies in the winter-blasted chime of Zeffira’s voice, and those frozen-hinterland soundscapes.
  5. Mar 13, 2013
    63
    A little more stylistic and structural variety could lead to something special.
  6. Mar 6, 2013
    60
    The Deserters produces a gently psychedelic kind of romantic chamber-pop. [Jan 2013, p.113]
  7. Mar 6, 2013
    50
    Guests Toy do their best to push things forward, but their propulsive ways merely emphasise Zeffira's absent voice. [Jan 2013, p.83]

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