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  • Summary: The third full-length release for British electro-pop singer-songwriter Låpsley features a guest appearance from Msaki.
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  • Record Label: Believe Recordings
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Left-Field Pop
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jan 25, 2023
    80
    A nourishing balm of self-acceptance, Cautionary Tales of Youth is a full-throttled call to open up to vulnerability instead of shutting yourself off.
  2. 80
    Although Låpsley’s third album is at times understated in its pop-leaning potential, it’s a personal collection that unfolds with each listen, revealing new intricacies – lyrical, instrumental and contextual – while finding beauty and balance in the quieter moments.
  3. Jan 25, 2023
    80
    There are whispers of similarity to her queer contemporaries, too, from Shura (’Pandora’s Box’) to Years & Years (’Nightingale’), that make this break-up record much more exciting than its conveyor belt competition.
  4. Jan 25, 2023
    60
    The resulting album is perhaps surprisingly uplifting and affectionate in tone. Based in a reflective, if dance-minded, bedroom-R&B zone for the most part.