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Two Ribbons

Let's Eat Grandma

Two Ribbons

Third album from Norwich-based experimental pop duo Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth

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  1. 10.0 |   Dork

    On the biggest of stages or in the smallest, most introspective moments, ‘Two Ribbons’ is nothing short of a masterpiece
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  2. 10.0 |   The Guardian

    Written amid grief and separation, the duo’s third album uses beautiful melodies and Top 40 choruses to consider their evolving bond
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  3. 9.0 |   musicOMH

    For all the sonic invention which they usually display, it’s the raw emotion and sadness which make this their finest album yet
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  4. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Two Ribbons illustrates that love isn’t fixed through grand gestures. It’s slowly pieced back together through mutual care and trust
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  5. 9.0 |   Gigwise

    The evolution of this duo’s sound is seriously impressive
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  6. 8.5 |   Under The Radar

    A powerful celebration of growth, change, and fidelity
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  7. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    With Two Ribbons, the pair find a wistful and almost unlikely sense of restraint
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  8. 8.0 |   The Independent

    Written mostly individually, it explores the small fissures beginning to show in their friendship as they’ve grown up and grown apart. The result is remarkable
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  9. 8.0 |   Record Collector

    Pop music at its very brightest
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  10. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    The album begins with that ecstatic note of reunion, but as it moves along its sonic trajectory, it becomes calm and contemplative
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  11. 8.0 |   NME

    Having been hit by unimaginable loss, Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth regrouped with a different, fresher approach to their inventive alt-pop
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  12. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Two Ribbons is punctuated by a realisation that their relationship has been irreparably changed by the passage of time, by grief, and by the nature of growing older
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  13. 8.0 |   Northern Transmissions

    A solid album that could have gone wrong, for it’s more EDM elements, but, in their hands, certainly doesn’t
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  14. 8.0 |   All Music

    They've grown just far enough apart to be themselves, and they've come together to make something equally beautiful and meaningful
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  15. 8.0 |   DIY

    The pair have found the sonic balance between friendship, unity, and individual identity
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  16. 7.9 |   Spectrum Culture

    The duo will never resemble the band that put out I, Gemini just six years ago. This one has weathered storms, and comes out far stronger
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  17. 7.7 |   Pitchfork

    Retaining all of the light-hearted surreality that made its first two records so bewitching, the UK synth-pop duo make the sound of grief and joy glimmer on the dancefloor
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  18. 7.0 |   Albumism

    Let’s Eat Grandma’s sonic identity prior to Two Ribbons has been so distinctive that some will be disheartened by these results. But most who came for their oddities will stick around for their growth
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  19. 7.0 |   Clash

    Change is always both a challenge and an opportunity – and while this is by no means Let’s Eat Grandma’s masterpiece, it’s a welcome development in the journey of an endlessly fascinating band
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  20. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Two Ribbons deals with loss and mourning and explores the inevitable changing nature of their long friendship. Print edition only

  21. 7.0 |   God Is In The TV

    A lesson for listeners that transitory evolution, whether in friendship or otherwise, isn’t something to be apprehensive about
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  22. 6.0 |   Mojo

    The first half of the album is techno-pop, finely balancing euphoria and heartache. .... The subsequent ballads' more fragile. Print edition only

  23. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    It's a concept album, caught up very much, as some albums are, in the history of its makers
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