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Universal acclaim- based on 13 Ratings

  • Summary: The third full-length release for Australian singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin was co-produced with Marcus Paquin.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Aug 23, 2022
    Julia Jacklin is a unique talent. Know her. With PRE PLEASURE, Jacklin once again makes herself impossible to dismiss. She not only lives up to the hype, she deserves more of it.
  2. Aug 22, 2022
    Jacklin displays a newly developed maturity in PRE PLEASURE’s 10 near-perfect songs, while maintaining her talent for crafting hooky indie rock that often catches you off guard with its emotional weight.
  3. Aug 24, 2022
    From start to finish, Julia has created a world entirely of her own - one which revels in representing her with unflinching honesty using a delicately-woven soundscape. Hers is a world where solace and solidarity are steeped into every brick.
  4. Aug 22, 2022
    Jacklin spends most of Pre Pleasure offering captivatingly penetrating personal commentary, whether backed by distorted guitars or mere whispers of arrangements.
  5. Aug 25, 2022
    Jacklin has an uncanny knack for documenting her generation’s anxieties and issues, and wrapping them up in songs you’ll be humming for weeks. She is quite the talent, and going by Pre Pleasure, she’ll be around for quite some time to come.
  6. Aug 29, 2022
    Written on keyboards rather than guitar, Pre Pleasure was recorded in Montreal with Marcus Paquin of the Weather Station; you can hear the uptick in arrangement and production in the painterly thrum of the instruments.
  7. 70
    Although PRE PLEASURE is stylistically leaps and bounds from debut album Don’t Let The Kids Win the tenderness and vulnerability of earlier Julia Jacklin albums isn’t lost.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Aug 26, 2022
    In my top 5 albums of the year for sure. Flawless album, Julia sounds more like herself in this new album. Raw and emotional.
  2. Aug 30, 2022
    Very solid album from start to finish. Julia's melodies are truly a treat on the ears.
  3. Nov 24, 2022
    This has really grown on my over the last few weeks and it feels like I've got in on permanently at the moment. The opening trio of "LydiaThis has really grown on my over the last few weeks and it feels like I've got in on permanently at the moment. The opening trio of "Lydia Wears A Cross", the Joy Division melody of "Love, Try Not to Let Go" and "Ignore Tenderness" is as good an opening to an album as you'll hear. It's not as if it tapers off from that point either with the quality levels remaining high throughout. Her best yet and combining this with 2019's "Crushing", Julia Jacklin is establishing herself as one of the top level songwriters of the last 5 years. Expand
  4. Aug 30, 2022
    A very solid album. Didn't think it would be my cup of tea but it's good. If you have the time, check it out.