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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for London-based duo Jockstrap was created over three years.
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  • Record Label: Rough Trade
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, New Wave/Post-Punk Revival, Noise-Rock
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Sep 6, 2022
    100
    On their debut album, I Love You Jennifer B, the duo show their beating heart, without sacrificing the chaos or creativity. ... It’s a labyrinth of a pop album.
  2. 100
    ‘I Love You Jennifer B’ is the product of a voracious appetite to find the gaps in between the familiar, a record emblazoned with such pristine, disorienting, unsettling originality that at first, you don’t quite know what to do with it.
  3. Sep 9, 2022
    100
    This is an astonishing debut album, one to immerse yourself in and live with for weeks, if not months – an intoxicating statement which announces one of Britain’s most exciting new bands.
  4. Sep 12, 2022
    86
    They round out the subtle complexities in the seemingly simple story of longing; a tip-toeing toybox melody reflecting the delicacy of the situation, digital glitches suggesting the distance between them, sighs that relay the inner conflict. This precision features throughout Jennifer B, and it’s thanks to these careful touches that each song connects on a deeper level, despite their structurelessness and unpredictability.
  5. Sep 8, 2022
    84
    On Jennifer B, plot twists play out like a delicious art school scandal. Just when you think these orchestra enfant terribles will stick to their notation books, Jockstrap scurry to the bridge and chuck every page into the Thames.
  6. Dec 5, 2022
    80
    I Love You Jennifer B is filled with freewheeling musical pivots that confidently cover an ambitious amount of territory and find Ellery and Skye coming into their own as decisive talents.
  7. Sep 22, 2022
    40
    It’s the first track that commands serious momentum, though the closer “50/50” isn’t too shabby either. ... Its novelty burns off by the halfway mark, but there’s a strong sense that here, at least, was a direction worth doubling down on. Kudos. The rest of the record is an over-calculated mess.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Sep 14, 2022
    10
    This is one of the most unique albums that I've heard in the last time, It's an incredible experience of different sounds and textures withThis is one of the most unique albums that I've heard in the last time, It's an incredible experience of different sounds and textures with also gorgeous vocals and a superb production, you definitely can't miss this one. Expand
  2. Sep 9, 2022
    9
    One of the greatest debut albums I've listened to in a long time. The music is methodic, measured and controlled, but, at the same time, itOne of the greatest debut albums I've listened to in a long time. The music is methodic, measured and controlled, but, at the same time, it has a carefree, explosive quality. The songs never get too comfortable with their own parameters and find ways to surprise the listener with their exquisite blend of pop, electronic music and sonic experimentation, while Georgia's immaculate vocals glue all the ideas together. Overall, "I Love You Jennifer B" is an exciting record, full of promising ideas, weirdly captivating pop songs and a freshness that is as rare as it is admirable. Expand
  3. Sep 18, 2022
    8
    I love this album. I love the vocals, sequencing, and the slight feeling of musical chaos throughout. It’s not exactly my taste, but I canI love this album. I love the vocals, sequencing, and the slight feeling of musical chaos throughout. It’s not exactly my taste, but I can recognize good music when I hear it. Expand
  4. Dec 16, 2022
    8
    This album genuinely goes off in hundreds of different directions and is a creative maelstrom. It's as captivating a release as you'll hearThis album genuinely goes off in hundreds of different directions and is a creative maelstrom. It's as captivating a release as you'll hear all year and reminds me of a really lo fi version of the Avalanches debut in the way it really explodes like a big bang. Comparisons do this record a disservice though and such is the uniqueness of this album, it really it has to be listened to properly to understand. Pop music in astro physics form and highly recommended. Expand
  5. Sep 9, 2022
    7
    Unquestionably the best debut of the year. This heady experimental pop is an ambitious display of talent. Once every year the music world isUnquestionably the best debut of the year. This heady experimental pop is an ambitious display of talent. Once every year the music world is surprised by a small unassuming musician (usually British) releasing groundbreaking music(dry cleaning or black mindi) and the crown for that title goes to jockstrap this time. "I love you Jennifer B" is impressive, casual and complex.
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