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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the Jenn Wasner solo project was recorded at her North Carolina studio.
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  1. Apr 5, 2021
    83
    Head of Roses, also Wasner’s Sub Pop debut, is her most direct record yet, full of what is definitely her clearest, most emotionally stirring work to date.
  2. Apr 2, 2021
    81
    Wasner has you in her grip from the scratchy layered vocals and slippery synths on album opener “Heads” all the way to the melancholy, dwindling notes of “Head of Roses.”
  3. Mar 31, 2021
    80
    On Head Of Roses Wasner still manages to deliver an album that feels both highly individual and effective in what it tries to do. It also subtly extends the sense of musical reinvention which has been ongoing since the direction-pivoting Shriek.
  4. Apr 1, 2021
    80
    An album of subtle yet emotionally resonant songs.
  5. Mar 31, 2021
    75
    Flock of Dimes has become the vehicle for Wasner’s most personal reflections, which makes it the one to treasure most.
  6. Apr 5, 2021
    75
    Sanborn’s production clears space for her voice, building each song around it rather than contorting it to fit. He makes Wasner sound fully at home.
  7. Mojo
    Mar 31, 2021
    60
    [Her] supple vocal sounds are partly obscured here by loops and electronics or resonant layers of Eno'd guitars. [May 2021, p.88]

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