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  • Summary: The second full-length release for Greek indie pop artist Σtella is her first on the Sub Pop label and was produced by producer Tom Calvert (aka Redinho).
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  1. Jun 24, 2022
    80
    This is the pop we need; considered, vital, comforting, spiritual.
  2. Mojo
    Jun 21, 2022
    80
    Up And Away is warmer and grittier than its '80s-polished predecessors, infused with the '50s/'60s trad folk and hybrid pop records her grandparents and parents spun for her. [Jul 2022, p.90]
  3. Jun 21, 2022
    70
    There's a warmth to Up and Away that does suggest analog, with help from plenty of dreamy reverb and additional acoustic textures like Arabic stringed instrument the kanun, which serves to amplify the album's cosmopolitan flair.
  4. Uncut
    Jun 21, 2022
    70
    With a '70s/'80s-inspired disco-pop feel, creating a Eurovision-like mood that you probably wouldn't expect to find on a Sub pop release. The lack of top-line sheen, though, ensures this album retains a rough edge without sacrificing any intrinsic appeal. [Aug 2022, p.33]
  5. Jun 21, 2022
    57
    The best moments on Up and Away reinforce what’s missing in the worst ones.
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