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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the Lindsey Jordan's indie rock project was co-produced by Brad Cook.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Nov 5, 2021
    100
    Throughout 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.
  2. Nov 3, 2021
    100
    The sheer breadth of sound is astonishing, yet easily pulled together by Lindsey’s distinctive wavering tones and lyrical impact.
  3. 90
    “Valentine,” her remarkable second album as Snail Mail, is alive with such crackling and revelatory emotion.
  4. Nov 1, 2021
    80
    It’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.
  5. Nov 8, 2021
    80
    Some 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.
  6. Mojo
    Nov 1, 2021
    80
    Despite 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]
  7. 60
    While her pure, clear voice is as expressive and engaging as ever, Valentine is more accessible and less interesting.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
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  1. Nov 5, 2021
    10
    "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
  2. Nov 5, 2021
    10
    This 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
  3. Nov 7, 2021
    7
    Valentine 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