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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the Austin-based indie pop singer from Los Angeles was recorded in two days with co-producer Dan Duszynski.
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Downhearted
You seem awfully quiet I can see it in your eyes You're wanting to be somewhere Where you'll feel more alive They say the heart grows fonder With... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
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  1. Feb 16, 2017
    89
    "Fool" embodies this power structure as she manages to forge together all ranges of her nostalgic vocalizations and eclipse them outright with a full-on frontwoman wail. Feats such as that can only be pulled off with pedigree and talent, both of which Molly Burch debuts in spades on Please Be Mine.
  2. Uncut
    Feb 16, 2017
    80
    Seldom can nostalgia have sounded so fresh on songs such as "Downhearted," "Try" and the exquisite slow burn of the title track. [Mar 2017, p.25]
  3. Feb 16, 2017
    70
    Please Be Mine will go down as a hugely self-assured debut offering from one of indie’s most promising new acts.
  4. Feb 16, 2017
    70
    On the whole a solid set of songs, the album's influences play out consistently across a wistfully romantic atmosphere that should appeal to both lovers and the lonelyhearted.
  5. Feb 28, 2017
    60
    Ultimately, there is a vagueness to Burch’s lyrics that do not push for a full understanding of the artist.
  6. Mar 20, 2017
    60
    Please Be Mine is a charming record that remains engaging and consistently pleasant, but you have to feel that there’s another gear in Molly Burch’s engine-room that could get the most out of her prodigious talent.
  7. Mar 1, 2017
    60
    Its conceptual limits are conspicuously narrow.
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  1. Apr 13, 2020
    10
    one of my favorite albums whole time. no filler, all songs are good. it is like walking in a garden, the beauty is in every direction. it isone of my favorite albums whole time. no filler, all songs are good. it is like walking in a garden, the beauty is in every direction. it is one of these albums you just love and can identify with Expand
  2. Mar 24, 2017
    9
    One of my 2017 favorites ... Roy Orbison meets Lou Reed and Angel Olsen (?) ... twangy but sweet guitar, easy-going bass, under a strongOne of my 2017 favorites ... Roy Orbison meets Lou Reed and Angel Olsen (?) ... twangy but sweet guitar, easy-going bass, under a strong soothing unstrained vocalist Expand
  3. Mar 2, 2017
    9
    Molly's doing things artistically that other vocalists are just not. Her deep breathy voice is simply enchanting and evolves beautifullyMolly's doing things artistically that other vocalists are just not. Her deep breathy voice is simply enchanting and evolves beautifully throughout this album. Her debut single, Downhearted, was a real treat to discover last year and this album delivers in every way I had hoped. It’s easy to get lost in Molly's mesmerizing voice, but it would be a real crime to overlook her band. The subtle balance of retro country, soul, and jazz makes the music an excellent choice to sit back and take in. The guitar work is nothing short of delicious too. Expand