Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 17 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
Buy On
  1. Q Magazine
    Feb 27, 2018
    60
    Within its polished melancholy, Clean is a raw portrait of sadness. [Apr 2018, p.115]
  2. 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]
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 36
  2. Negative: 1 out of 36
  1. 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. Full Review »
  2. Jan 5, 2021
    7
    Never heard of soccer mommy until clean played on my spotify shuffle one night and the song brought me to tears despite not being so sad. TgeNever heard of soccer mommy until clean played on my spotify shuffle one night and the song brought me to tears despite not being so sad. Tge lyrical honesty and simplicity of romantic idealism and insecurity nit being embellished with great metaphors or production but merely being paired with a band and sweet country vocals worked so well. The entire album as a whole succeeds in telling their stories without expectations. It revels in being mundane and not breaking any grounds. Instead it discovered what ot could do then mastered it over the 13 tracks not only attesting to their songwriting prowess and delivery but the overall charisma of the songs. My favorite:your dog,clean,wildflowers Full Review »
  3. 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. Full Review »