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  • Summary: This is the second full-length release for the Los Angeles-based duo of Juliana Giraffe and Ari Balouzian.
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  1. Uncut
    Jan 29, 2021
    80
    Giraffe applies a drowsy charm to a wide variety of characters on songs that tap into the traditions of Harry Nilsson and Van Dyke Parks. [Feb 2021, p.30]
  2. Mojo
    Jan 29, 2021
    80
    Juliana Giraffe's elastic phrasing on Doctor Says or Wednesday Baby's Carpenters lilt is key to the LA duo's second. [Feb 2021, p.90]
  3. Jan 29, 2021
    70
    Their album is a celebration of harmless indulgences: dressing up, going out, getting swept into the drama of a song. In Painting the Roses’ one-stop discotheque of the mind, more will always be more.
  4. Jan 29, 2021
    70
    Mercurial but persistently larger than life, even in quieter moments, the sophomore set doesn't yield quite as many memorable hooks as Midnight Sister's debut but still holds fascination.