by Snail Mail
- Record Label: Matador
- Release Date: Nov 5, 2021
- Summary: The second full-length release for the Lindsey Jordan's indie rock project was co-produced by Brad Cook.
- Record Label: Matador
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock
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Positive: 19 out of 20
Mixed: 1 out of 20
Negative: 0 out of 20
Nov 5, 2021Throughout Valentine, Jordan reaches a new height of expression that practically demands to be heard and felt. ... Over Valentine, Jordan takes turmoil and heartache and creates something beautiful from the mess.
Nov 3, 2021The sheer breadth of sound is astonishing, yet easily pulled together by Lindsey’s distinctive wavering tones and lyrical impact.
Nov 5, 2021“Valentine,” her remarkable second album as Snail Mail, is alive with such crackling and revelatory emotion.
Nov 1, 2021It’s an album of growers, taking its time to reach unconventional climaxes. But there’s nothing fluffy about it; Jordan’s delivery is clean, precise and exudes confidence well beyond her years.
Nov 8, 2021Some of the naggier aspects of her music remain, especially her strained, prickly inflection, still somewhat forced and certainly an acquired taste. But all told, there's no denying that Valentine is a singular statement that is profoundly genuine at every turn.
MojoNov 1, 2021Despite the turmoil these songs describe, a flash of Elliott Smith-style emotional acuity every few seconds, musically Valentine tells a different story. Building on the confidence of 2018 debut Lush. [Nov 2021, p.87]
Nov 8, 2021While her pure, clear voice is as expressive and engaging as ever, Valentine is more accessible and less interesting.
Positive: 9 out of 13
Mixed: 2 out of 13
Negative: 2 out of 13
Nov 5, 2021"Lush" has shaped me and made me the person I am today. Now with "Valentine" Im so excited to meet the person that i will be after listening"Lush" has shaped me and made me the person I am today. Now with "Valentine" Im so excited to meet the person that i will be after listening to it for years. Lindsey is in her own league, absolutely unique, theres no one like her and her music is no different. The album is flawless, her voice, the musicality, the lyrics the songwriting is briliant.… Expand
Feb 24, 2022The best album ever made she really put her whole snussy into this this album. It never gets old makes me wet every time.
Nov 5, 2021This album has fantastic production, the music sounds rich and the lyricism is incredibly relatable yer poetic and easy to scream sing in theThis album has fantastic production, the music sounds rich and the lyricism is incredibly relatable yer poetic and easy to scream sing in the shower! No skips!… Expand
Nov 26, 2021I discovered her accidentally and that was a good discovery. I hope she gets the recognition she deserves
Nov 7, 2021Valentine is a bleeding heart even from the start. Coming in at full volume she's paranoid watching eyes but importantly she's still inValentine is a bleeding heart even from the start. Coming in at full volume she's paranoid watching eyes but importantly she's still in love,asking not to be forgotten. A wish that embeds itself in most of the 10 tracks. "Ben Franklin" stumbles in jaded,the sour taste of a break up compared to a stain. With music sounding louder and faster than the equally smooth "Lush". Gripping each second by the vulnerable horns you aren't bound to be bored. Mirroring the loud sincerity of Indigo de Souza. A truly unforgettable 2021 highlight.… Expand
Feb 5, 2022Snail Mail's "Valentine" is a decent and elegant indie rock album with soulful vocals and guitar accompaniments. Lindsey Jordan's lyrics areSnail Mail's "Valentine" is a decent and elegant indie rock album with soulful vocals and guitar accompaniments. Lindsey Jordan's lyrics are honest and emotional and all of the album's 10 songs are pretty chill and mellow.
Unfortunately, as easy as the record is to listen to, little of it really sticks. In addition, it's lacking in variety and it's hard to differentiate the songs from each other.
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Published: December 23, 2021We reveal 2021's best-reviewed albums, ranked by Metascore.
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