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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the Northern Ireland singer-songwriter was recorded with Ant Whiting.
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  1. Apr 25, 2019
    80
    With its mix of catchy and moving songs, an artful structure, and a way with words, Grim Town delivers a piece of Zeitgeist as well as a solid set of tunes.
  2. 80
    The pace drifts towards the second half, where the five-minute-long “Missed Calls” drags. But there’s no doubt this stop on Soak’s journey is one worth spending time at.
  3. Apr 26, 2019
    80
    There’s no doubt this is an album that benefits from employing a tried-and-tested formula--not least because it carries with it the precious and generally life-affirming ability to excavate pleasure from pain.
  4. Apr 29, 2019
    74
    Grim Town makes growing up seem--well, grim--but Monds-Watson skillfully captures its bitter realities as well as the stirring memories that become life fuel.
  5. Apr 23, 2019
    73
    SOAK’s honesty, combined with her considerable musical gifts, ensures that Grim Town is always a nice place to visit, even if you’d never want to live there.
  6. Apr 23, 2019
    70
    She’s now surpassed [her debut release] on its follow up Grim Town, which continues the themes of her debut, but with a new emotional growth.
  7. Apr 26, 2019
    70
    Overall, and perhaps importantly, it mostly sounds like something to sing along to, rather than the soundtrack to your next existential crisis.

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