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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the New Zealand indie pop quartet was produced by the band's guitarist Jonathan Pearce and lead singer Elizabeth Stokes.
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
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  1. 85
    The Beths have managed to create another overwhelmingly thrilling record. One in stunning communion with their debut but also distinctly its own creature.
  2. Jul 9, 2020
    80
    Fans of Future Me Hates Me will be more than pleased with Jump Rope Gazers, their latest album. Every one of their back catalog's strengths is not only present but amplified.
  3. Mojo
    Jul 7, 2020
    80
    No wheels were reinvented in the making of this record, but it travels straight to the heart nevertheless. [Aug 2020, p.92]
  4. Jul 10, 2020
    80
    The Beths utilize elements of their first LP on their sophomore effort—lyrical depth, catchy hooks, and sonic gems are scattered throughout the ten tracks on Jump Rope Gazers.
  5. Jul 10, 2020
    78
    The songs on Jump Rope Gazers aren’t as immediately addictive as what came before, but The Beths’ natural intuition for emotive and melodic writing is still intact.
  6. Uncut
    Jul 7, 2020
    70
    Ultimately, it's an album rooted in the constant collision of rock and pop. [Aug 2020, p.27]
  7. 60
    The irony of ‘Jump Rope Gazers’ is that as The Beths push themselves to do something different for album number two, they actually end up with the sonic sameness that the first record miraculously avoided. Only now do they sound like they could just be any other band.

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  1. Jul 10, 2020
    10
    Beautiful, expertly crafted pop. More varied and introspective than their last album, but just as great. Love it!
  2. Jul 11, 2020
    10
    No words, an incredible album throughout. Particularly hits when played in order, which I have already done 7 times since release yesterday.No words, an incredible album throughout. Particularly hits when played in order, which I have already done 7 times since release yesterday. The Beths have been a favourite band of mine for a while, so my expectations could not have been higher, and they have been more than surpassed. Astounded. Expand