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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the Nashville indie singer-songwriter was produced by Gabe Wax and mixed by Ali Chant.
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
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  1. 90
    Clean showcases what it is to be stuck in a quicksand of self-loathing, and have it stop you from seeing your own accomplishments and more importantly, being proud of them. If Allison isn’t already chuffed with this debut, she should be.
  2. Mar 7, 2018
    83
    Allison does it all in an honest, uncomplicated, and well-crafted way that Clean is anything but juvenile. You might just forget how old you are for a second, as her bedroom melodies carry you back to when feelings were freely given and many lessons still had to be learned.
  3. Feb 28, 2018
    80
    What’s most startling about Clean is how Allison manages her emotions with compassion and a great sense of composure.
  4. 80
    It’s a 10-track album that encapsulates emotions and situations that are as versatile as her sound. Whether you’re reminiscing about late-night make out sessions in high school or surrounded by plenty of “cool” girls in your city, Soccer Mommy’s introspection is something that defies age.
  5. Mar 6, 2018
    80
    With Clean, Allison has delivered one of early 2018’s easiest albums to simply enjoy. If you’ve been a human being for all of your life, you will recognise very well the experiences related throughout its fleeting 35 minutes.
  6. Mar 6, 2018
    70
    Although you can hear the full band treatment throughout Clean, the production never overpowers Allison, her singing, and her guitar. Rather, the musical embellishments underline her strengths.
  7. Mojo
    Feb 26, 2018
    60
    Allison's verge-of-tears delivery is another sign that Clean's grown-up vibe can't hide the vulnerable teen within. [Apr 2018, p.94]

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  1. Oct 6, 2018
    10
    Raw, lyrically brutal and guitar driven. Sophie Allison's songwriting is impeccably nostalgic and vulnerable as the imagery and lyricalRaw, lyrically brutal and guitar driven. Sophie Allison's songwriting is impeccably nostalgic and vulnerable as the imagery and lyrical connotation is murderously mesmerizing. A true gem in the modern indie rock category, as I feel this album will only age better with time. Expand
  2. Apr 29, 2018
    9
    Never heard of Soccer Mommy until this album came out, but it's a great record. She has a great voice and very raw, emotional lyrics. FirstNever heard of Soccer Mommy until this album came out, but it's a great record. She has a great voice and very raw, emotional lyrics. First great album of 2018 IMO Expand
  3. May 12, 2018
    8
    Soccer Mommy has dropped her first commercially successful record 'Clean', and it brings nothing new or original to the table. Luckily, thisSoccer Mommy has dropped her first commercially successful record 'Clean', and it brings nothing new or original to the table. Luckily, this woman knows how to write a perfect song. This album is a lesson in writing melodies, if nothing else. Expand
  4. Oct 15, 2018
    8
    One of the first thoughts that I have when listening to "Clean" is, haven't I heard all of this before. Indie guitar album fronted by aOne of the first thoughts that I have when listening to "Clean" is, haven't I heard all of this before. Indie guitar album fronted by a female. PJ Harvey, Angel Olsen, Hole, Best Coast, it's been done before and done well. Yet there is something enticing about this Soccer Mommy record and something that sets it apart from the names mentioned. Sophie Alison lacks the rage or angst of Harvey and Love but instead has a weird paradoxical apathetic urgency in her delivery. Tune wise, this has some crackers, especially at the front of the album ("Cool", "Your Dog"). One of my preferred album's from 2018. Expand