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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. Positive: 5 out of 5
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  1. Mojo
    Jan 29, 2021
    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]
  2. Uncut
    Jan 29, 2021
    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]
  3. Mar 9, 2021
    Even at their most indulgent, these tracks intentionally take roads less travelled and put a cracked spin on their influences, for better or worse. Midnight Sister surpasses imitation of these styles, turning the familiar into the unfamiliar as they invite you into the ever-changing world they’ve crafted.
  4. Jan 29, 2021
    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.
  5. Jan 29, 2021
    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.