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  • Summary: The third full-length release from the now Northern-California-based singer-songwriter was produced by Benny Sagittarius and Clams Casino.
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  • Record Label: Jagjaguwar
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Sep 15, 2014
    100
    A fizzy lifting drink of an album.
  2. Oct 3, 2014
    80
    It’s an album that’s impressing and promising of a creative and innovative career from this young artist.
  3. Sep 11, 2014
    75
    Many of the songs follow a basic four-chord structure, and the repetition may become tiring, but overall there is plenty here to keep listeners interested--some of it exceptional. [Sep/Oct 2014, p.72]
  4. 55
    Her world beats obvious veneer while her crack at electronica too half-baked to portray as much more than Pro Tools tinkering, even with her ballyhooed use of Clams Casino behind the board.
  5. 50
    Ices is a sincere record that was supposed to be a mission statement for its artist, as per its title. But instead, it’s an exercise in pointless cultural appropriation that just makes it unclear whether there is anything to Lia Ices at all.
  6. Sep 12, 2014
    50
    Though the complete stylistic overhaul is admirable, the earliest results of Ices' experimentation with her new sound are pleasant at times but less than gripping overall.
  7. Q Magazine
    Sep 11, 2014
    40
    A nagging sense of coming late to chillwave's super-saturated afterparty. [Oct 2014, p.110]

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