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Giant Palm

Naima Bock

Giant Palm

Debut solo album from the former Goat Girl produced by Joel Burton

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  1. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Brimming with eclecticism and highlighting Bock’s emotional range, Giant Palm is a stellar debut and one of 2022’s more distinct releases
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  2. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Steady and calming, intimate and revelatory, and sporadically startling – it’s a record as unique as Bock’s history
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  3. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Producer/arranger Joel Burton steeps Bock's butterly-rich voice in shifting contours that match the nuances in her words while leaving acres of space. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Bock’s solo work takes a subtler but no less arresting approach, weaving in melodic passages for strings, organ and woodwind and rhythmic calls to her Brazilian heritage in ways that only fully reveal themselves with repeated listens. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   All Music

    Though she took a roundabout path to make and release Giant Palm, the way Bock shares her profound moments and little insights with a generous spirit makes for an often brilliant debut
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  6. 8.0 |   DIY

    Ten tracks that occupy their own lifeforce, almost set in motion by the elements
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  7. 7.8 |   Pitchfork

    The London singer-songwriter, formerly of Goat Girl, teams with producer Joel Burton and a host of musicians on a sharply observed, sumptuously arranged album of idiosyncratic folk
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