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  • Summary: The fourth full-length release for the Greta Kline-led band was co-produced with Gabe Wax.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
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  1. Sep 6, 2019
    80
    Though the songs average just under two minutes each, at 21 tracks, it's generous for a Cosmos outing and does nothing to detract from Kline's reputation as one of indie pop's most reliable songsmiths.
  2. Sep 6, 2019
    80
    In its length, quality, and economy, Close It Quietly can evoke tour de force sprees like Elvis Costello’s Get Happy! or Liz Phair’s Exile in Guyville. Kline sings about some serious coming-of-age stuff here, but in the casual way of someone organizing their room, not getting lost in the pathways of their ennui.
  3. 80
    It’s a special place, in which she has the peace and comfort to continue to snatch all those thoughts and feelings out of her head, and distil them into her signature, singular poetic epiphanies. Just like those that give Close It Quietly the huge depth that it has, and mark it as an indie pop album with a substantial difference.
  4. Sep 5, 2019
    76
    Close It Quietly sees the band take a few steps forward, sideways and back—an aural square dance that’s well worth your time.
  5. Sep 9, 2019
    71
    Close It Quietly is honest about the pain of rebirth, but it doesn’t dwell there. Kline’s more interested in what grows out of that mess.
  6. Uncut
    Sep 5, 2019
    70
    Close It Quietly is billed as a collaborative, full-band release--and while the singer's distinctive vocals prevent too radical a departure, even the minute-long cuts here sound sturdier, more confident. [Oct 2019, p.27]
  7. Sep 10, 2019
    40
    Among the 21 tracks of Close It Quietly there is plenty that is amiable and whimsical, pleasant and inoffensive. There is also, however, almost nothing affecting or memorable.

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  1. Sep 7, 2019
    7
    Too short songs and unbearably uncomfortable jam makes you wonder, are they just playing? But those are towards the end part of Close ItToo short songs and unbearably uncomfortable jam makes you wonder, are they just playing? But those are towards the end part of Close It Quietly. Meanwhile, as it begins, it did its good job on reliving the absurdist chants. Expand