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Sometimes, Forever

Soccer Mommy

Sometimes, Forever

Third album of indie pop from Nashville singer-songwriter Sophie Allison produced by Oneohtrix Point Never's Daniel Lopatin

ADM rating[?]

8.0

Label
Loma Vista
UK Release date
24/06/2022
US Release date
24/06/2022
  1. 10.0 |   The Skinny

    Expertly navigating an ocean of stylistic and lyrical juxtapositions, Soccer Mommy’s third album serves as a modern mercurial masterpiece
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  2. 10.0 |   Albumism

    It cements Soccer Mommy as one of the most exciting voices in indie pop, and it’s a record I’ll be coming back to all summer long
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  3. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    A rich and varied album, with ultramodern production that never tramples the influences at play
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  4. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Soccer Mommy strives for salvation on the astounding Sometimes, Forever
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  5. 8.5 |   Under The Radar

    It’s a record that operates in extremes, with the highs ascending to ultra-catchy pop bliss and the lows exploring barren depths of depression
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  6. 8.5 |   Paste Magazine

    The Nashville indie-rock group’s Oneohtrix Point Never-produced third album is their most creative work to date, and sacrifices none of their signature sound
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  7. 8.2 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Sometimes, Forever is the most colorful album of Allison’s career, but once all her skeletons are revealed, that’s when she’ll reach her true peak. Until that moment arrives, this is the most convincing and complete package from Soccer Mommy to date
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  8. 8.0 |   Beats Per Minute

    It’s music to laugh about our former selves at, just as much as it’s perfect to get drunk and eat ice cream to – and in that, it could define a whole new generation. But for now, it will totally define this summer
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  9. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    NEW Sophie Allison moves away from her folky roots to create something rawer, fuzzier and more experimental
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  10. 8.0 |   All Music

    An album that feels simultaneously familiar and fresh, a record that delivers deliberate surprises while also acting as a soothing balm
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  11. 8.0 |   Pitchfork

    As the shadows deepen on Sophie Allison’s third album, she sees into the lie on the other side of success: You can win, but you still have to live with yourself
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  12. 8.0 |   Crack

    Ultimately, Sometimes, Forever is a portrait of an artist careworn beyond her years “I’m just 22 going on 23/ Already worn down from everything,” she sings on Feel It All the Time
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  13. 8.0 |   Clash

    A beautiful return marked by intricate introspection
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  14. 8.0 |   DIY

    She veers from one sonic pole to another in thrilling fashion
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  15. 8.0 |   NME

    On this third album, Sophie Allison combines intensely confessional lyrics with her pop-minded melodies to break free from the tags ascribed to her
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  16. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Her insinuation of millennial angst-pop into pre-millennial alt-rock is so deft and affecting that Sometimes, Forever rewards the investment. Soccer Mommy feels like the real deal. Print edition only

  17. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Sophie Allison's ascent from teenage bedroom-pop savant to incisive chronicler of Gen Z angst hits a crescendo on Sometimes, Forever, an improbable but rewarding collaboration with Oneohtrix Point Never's Daniel Lopatin. Print edition only

  18. 8.0 |   Gigwise

    Daringly vulnerable and vocally impeccable
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  19. 8.0 |   Northern Transmissions

    We see Allison collaborating to add extra layers of depth and artistry to her already deeply artistic songwriting and it’s extremely rewarding
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  20. 8.0 |   Dork

    Enriched by Daniel Lopatin’s luxurious production, an invigorating touch helps her transcend any previous sense of grounding
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  21. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Sophie Allison’s impressive follow-up to Color Theory sets emotional gridlock, the supernatural and apocalyptic despair to sweet melody and cold gusts of noise
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  22. 7.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    The sound of heartbreak and isolation with earworm hooks
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  23. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Soccer Mommy has undoubtedly found a voice which is very much her own, and is only getting more accomplished with it
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  24. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    When aesthetic balances are in place for much of Sometimes, Forever, Soccer Mommy glows like a moon reflecting a dying sun, one of the substantial artists of her generation
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  25. 6.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Though the album is more cohesive than Soccer Mommy’s previous albums, its lyrical themes and melodies aren’t nearly as indelible
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  26. 6.0 |   Record Collector

    An album of dense atmospherics and piercing emotional clarity. Print edition only


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