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  • Summary: The third full-length solo release for former singer of The Slits was produced by Martin Glover.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
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  1. Jan 25, 2018
    80
    While Cook's credentials are undeniably impeccable, they don't outshine her talent, and she just keeps getting better.
  2. Mojo
    Jan 23, 2018
    80
    Vessel Of Love is her most vital work to date. [Mar 2018, p.91]
  3. Jan 29, 2018
    74
    By the end of Vessel of Love, it is apparent that an interest in reggae is far from the only thing Cook learned from Ari Up, or the most important thing. She learned to find her voice and make it heard.
  4. Jan 23, 2018
    70
    All in all, the songwriting and production of Vessel of Love far surpasses any expectations that might spring to mind from the Buffett-esque label "tropical pop".
  5. Jan 23, 2018
    60
    Album opener Angel Fire make it tempting to categorise Vessel of Love as an uplifting summer album. Yet Cook’s lyrics contain a haunting melancholia, touching on love and survival to create a bittersweet effect. There's a hidden depth to her breezy pop that will stay with listeners for days.
  6. Uncut
    Jan 23, 2018
    60
    Though slight in parts, and hardly groundbreaking, for those craving a little sunshine in these dark days, Vessel Of Love brings the rays. [Feb 2018, p.25]
  7. Q Magazine
    Feb 13, 2018
    60
    There's always been a wistful strain to [Cook's music]. Youth's contribution is to amp up the dreaminess in a way that perfectly suits songs such as Lunar Addiction and Ghostly fading. [Apr 2018, p.108]
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  1. Feb 27, 2018
    8
    It is an oasis in the middle of gray everyday life of winter! With this album, summer will come faster.