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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the 19-years-old from Baltimore was self-recorded during his senior year in high school.
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  • Record Label: Pias America
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative R&B
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  1. Oct 22, 2019
    80
    Full marks for exploration, but in this case the simplest tricks work the best.
  2. Q Magazine
    Oct 22, 2019
    80
    Playing almost everything himself, his command of sounds and styles feels masterful, seamlessly gliding between MOR-ish pop funk, stacks of gothic choral harmonies and the dreamy future-psych of Tame Impala. [Dec 2019, p.106]
  3. Oct 22, 2019
    80
    That Jules is so hard to pin down is a big part of its appeal; wondering where he'll go next is almost as exciting as the music he's already made. One thing is for sure: This album is an introduction to a first-rate musical mind.
  4. Mojo
    Oct 22, 2019
    80
    His wunderkind status is underlined by an obvious passion for Brian Wilson: stacked harmonies, deft chordal shifts. In Butterflies From Monaco, that Wilson influence comes laced with sturdier fragments of rock and funk a la Prince. [Dec 2019, p.93]
  5. Oct 22, 2019
    79
    It typically takes young musicians quite a long time to find their unique sound, but we’re lucky to hear Julien Chang searching for his in real time.
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