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  • Record Label: Cascine
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Electronic, Alternative Dance
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  1. Oct 6, 2017
    80
    Willowbank is utterly charming, shimmering and another step in Yumi Zouma’s quietly fascinating evolution.
  2. Oct 5, 2017
    80
    Willowbank is a mature album of exquisite beauty that confirms Yumi Zouma as masters of musical storytelling.
  3. Oct 5, 2017
    80
    Willowbank is the great return, the band finally comfortable as a band, heading back to record the follow-up to last year's Yoncalla.
  4. 75
    The sense of place that Yumi Zouma finally seems to have found on Willowbank brings an album that’s bristling with energy, albeit one that does feel overstuffed. And yet, even in the face of that, it’s hard not to be swept away by Willowbank.
  5. Oct 5, 2017
    70
    The only time they stumble is when they get a little heavy, like on "Half Hour," where some of the musical choices overpower Simpson's tender vocals. It's a minor quibble that's easy to overlook, and it doesn't make the album any less enjoyable overall.
  6. Oct 6, 2017
    60
    At times it’s as if the band is still trying to figure out the right temperament to base off of for the extent of a full-length album. The result is an uneven pairing of drive and control, and the latter tends to push them towards worn-out novelty with greater force.
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