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Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
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  1. Jan 19, 2023
    80
    ‘Prize’ fully submerges the artist into a unique, eccentric, psychedelic style – allowing her to fully embrace various influences and detach her art from confinements that previous albums may have established.
  2. Jan 13, 2023
    80
    Subtle complexity may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but that is yet another aspect of her music that is so impressive: unless paid close attention to, it will not appear to be all that complex. It will go down very smoothly regardless of the kind of lenses one views it through.
  3. Jan 11, 2023
    80
    Some aspects of Prize remain a little perplexing—the wordplay doesn't always land, and the slinky-like guitar progressions feel a little like déjà—making it seem like a logical progression and not an artistic leap. But Plain's strengths lie in how she maintains a unique identity regardless of the numerous collaborators, always attuned to her inner world.
  4. Mojo
    Jan 9, 2023
    80
    It's Plain's elusive ruminations and off-balance poetics that resonate in ever more artful, affecting ways. [Feb 2023, p.88]
  5. Jan 9, 2023
    80
    Moving far beyond the cotton-soft folk of her previous records, with Prize, Plain chooses to lean into her eccentricities – and the risk pays off.
  6. Jan 9, 2023
    80
    Rozi Plain is miles away from the sedate folk of her early career, though the subtle interpolation of additional elements is so masterfully done that she makes it look easy.
  7. Jan 9, 2023
    80
    It’s an instantly captivating set – 10 resonant but unfussy songs distinguished by a balance of up-close intimacy and understatedly elegant composition, attuned to the power of repetitive flow.
  8. Jan 17, 2023
    72
    Plain’s solo music has always rooted itself in a sense of calm, but with Prize, she also offers up the understated beauty of observation.
  9. Jan 12, 2023
    70
    All told, Prize acts as a companion album to What a Boost, further distinguishing Plain's idiosyncratic sound.
  10. Jan 11, 2023
    70
    Prize never overstays its welcome, doesn't stretch on and on, and feels like it should be listened to all in one go. It doesn't demand so much attention that the listener can't use it as a backdrop to doing something else, though it would be a disservice to allow the record's sneakily dense arrangements to melt into the ether.
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  1. Jan 19, 2023
    9
    A beautiful, beguiling and quite mysterious album that's really got under my skin. Though it's quite gentle and subtle - Rozi P's doubleA beautiful, beguiling and quite mysterious album that's really got under my skin. Though it's quite gentle and subtle - Rozi P's double tracked voice sits right next to your ear in the mix like she's almost whispering to you - it's also constructed with great care and skill. And though you might call it a folk or folk-pop or folk-rock album, actually it does have an almost jazz feeling in its slightly angular, wonky arrangements. A real gem. Full Review »