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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the Massachusetts band led by Lynn Gunn was produced with JT Daly.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Aug 31, 2020
    90
    There isn't a wasted moment on the album, an expertly crafted triumph that succeeds by balancing addictive production and a concentrated thematic focus. Beyond the technical, Use Me is also an inspiration, a cathartic rebirth for Gunn where she can take full credit for doing all the work, embracing the pain and cleaning her wounds with strength and confidence.
  2. 90
    The album in question is worth the wait though, a collection of polished alt-pop tracks with the band's consistently sparkling production, this time helmed by JT Daly with considerable input from vocalist Lynn Gunn.
  3. Aug 27, 2020
    80
    It’s never derivative, nostalgic, or trying to be anything that it’s not. It’s a PVRIS album, packing in every quality that she’s built that name upon, while powered by a subtle forward motion. That every idea and sound heard is hers and she can finally, proudly take sole credit for that is to be celebrated.
  4. 80
    ‘Use Me’ is the sound of an artist flexing her muscles, making sense of and peace with her past and, most importantly, embracing a new future.
  5. Aug 27, 2020
    80
    Expanding upon the electronic foundations laid so deftly with EP ‘Hallucinations’, there’s an assuredness to PVRIS’ latest move - especially during the affirming closer ‘Wish You Well’ - that shows off just how much she’s conquered.
  6. Sep 14, 2020
    80
    Gunn’s perfectly snarling vocals amplified in intensity by the punchy production, it is a electric opener which sounds unmistakably PVRIS, just with a fresh energy.
  7. Sep 3, 2020
    78
    Her third album leaves no stone unturned, turning darkness into sheer catharsis. Sounds like something we all could use.

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  1. Aug 31, 2020
    10
    This album is reminiscent of the 90s trip hop with more energy. This album was an impulse buy. But I am glad I made it.
  2. Aug 30, 2020
    10
    It is a wonderful album, which lyrically explores the personal challenges of front-woman Lynn Gunn. It is possible to see a storyline thatIt is a wonderful album, which lyrically explores the personal challenges of front-woman Lynn Gunn. It is possible to see a storyline that advances according to the songs and that makes us question our own lives, for example in "Dead Weight" and "Good To Be Alive". Expand
  3. Aug 28, 2020
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. i think that this is one of the best albuns that i have heard in my whole life, its beautiful Expand
  4. Sep 4, 2020
    10
    AOTY! Love it! You should absolutely give this album a chance cuz it's amazing.
  5. Aug 29, 2020
    10
    I have been following PVRIS since the days they were named PARIS. This is probably my favorite release by them so far. A fresh, softer, moreI have been following PVRIS since the days they were named PARIS. This is probably my favorite release by them so far. A fresh, softer, more pop-oriented sound that is still as dark and atmospheric as it has always been, albeit more mature. The lyrics are much more polished than before and the vocals truly shine through. Congratulations to the band for the great work. Expand
  6. Aug 28, 2020
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This album is AMAZING. The blend between rock and electropop really fits the lyrical content really well. This album shows another side of PVRIS we never thought we would need. Expand
  7. Aug 29, 2020
    6
    Not a bad album, I liked a couple of tracks, but I would call them tasteful, not for everyone, but the material is good

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