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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the pop singer-songwriter Claire Cottrill was produced with Rostam Batmanglij.
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. 100
    Cottrill is a master at penning lyrics that make you feel like you’re listening to hushed secrets from a friend, but she also has a knack for crafting melodies and rhythms that make you really feel what she’s going through in any given song.
  2. Aug 2, 2019
    82
    For all intents and purposes Clairo’s debut album, Immunity proves to be everything that people who’ve watched her ascent could hope for. She has set the stage to dominate her own slice of the forlorn indie-pop niche, alongside peers like Baker, Heynderickx, and Soccery Mommy.
  3. 80
    The singer, born Claire Cottrill, delivers on that early promise on Immunity, which widens her sound without sacrificing the intimacy or the charm of “Pretty Girl.”
  4. Aug 6, 2019
    80
    For someone so young, Clairo has a clear grasp of the conundrums faced by people the world over: the difficulty of asking for help in an age that sees such requests as a weakness. Her aural apathy allows her to gain her listeners' trust and respect, because nothing conveys control, and therefore power, quite like a cool exterior. But, once roped in, said listeners then face the forthright lyrics that reveal Clairo as someone without all the answers.
  5. Aug 1, 2019
    70
    It’s simultaneously a gratifying and frustrating listen. A lot of the homespun charm of ‘Pretty Girl’ has been jettisoned. The synths have clearly been given an upgrade. The drums sound expensive. There are musicians here who can play, and are probably on union pay scale. But no amount of major label gloss or ill-advised interposing guitar licks can disguise Clairo’s irresistible melodic gift, and strangely haunting/haunted voice.
  6. Aug 2, 2019
    70
    She turns eighteen this month, so raise your Big Gulp: as pop success stories go, this is a refreshing one.
  7. Uncut
    Aug 1, 2019
    40
    While there's plenty of laidback sheen, the collection is void of original hooks. [Sep 2019, p.24]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Aug 3, 2019
    10
    more than 2 years ago, i accidentally stumbled upon a song called "get with u" on soundcloud, introducing me to clairo for the first time...more than 2 years ago, i accidentally stumbled upon a song called "get with u" on soundcloud, introducing me to clairo for the first time... although immunity wasn't what i was necessarily expecting, it was 100% what i needed. clairo and rostam have created something that i cant even begin to describe in the best way possible. claire has truly flourished into an amazing artist and person and immunity will forever mean so much to me ✨ Expand
  2. Aug 6, 2019
    10
    Beautiful and smart. The album is a complete story told by a beautiful look of life!!!
  3. Aug 31, 2019
    10
    emotionally and mentally aiding, it provides a feeling of comfort and sadness at the same time. Clairo just being 21 and having experiencedemotionally and mentally aiding, it provides a feeling of comfort and sadness at the same time. Clairo just being 21 and having experienced the emotion and hurt she has is amazing. Expand
  4. Aug 2, 2019
    9
    It caught me off guard how Clairo evolves from a dear lo-fi pop internet phenomenon into this matured, confident, wide-eyed artist who canIt caught me off guard how Clairo evolves from a dear lo-fi pop internet phenomenon into this matured, confident, wide-eyed artist who can actually put together something beyond her bedroom. This album is a coming-of-age journey filled with wisdom and wide-range emotions; thanks to its smart confessional songwriting, balanced music production, and her plain-yet-candid voice. I like this a lot! Expand
  5. Sep 1, 2019
    8
    really good lots of potential for a debut do prefer her earlier stuff but this is still great
  6. Aug 2, 2019
    7
    Indeed I anticipated “Immunity” too much, and honestly, it didn’t attend any of my expectations! I must confess it’s a cohesive and solid bodyIndeed I anticipated “Immunity” too much, and honestly, it didn’t attend any of my expectations! I must confess it’s a cohesive and solid body of work, though, nice work from Rostam, he always nails it, and also from Clairo, of course, for her beautiful and emotional lyrics, and vocals as well! Favorites: Alewife, Closer to You, Bags & Sofia. Expand
  7. Aug 7, 2019
    3
    I really don’t see the hype behind this record, it’s really bland and forgettable. Clairo fails to do anything interesting vocally, as thereI really don’t see the hype behind this record, it’s really bland and forgettable. Clairo fails to do anything interesting vocally, as there is little variation to be found across her performances on this album. None of the production really stands out either, and this album is jam packed with pretty weak melodies and cord progressions (see Alewife, Impossible, North, Sofia, etc). While there is nothing offensively bad about this album, which keeps it from an even lower rating, there is too little that stands out. Expand

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