I'm All Ears
Let's Eat Grandma - I'm All Ears
Critic Score
Based on 27 reviews
2018 Ratings: #73 / 451
User Score
Based on 304 ratings
2018 Ratings: #16
June 29, 2018 / Release Date
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Transgressive / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
The Guardian

While missed connections litter the album – missed calls, disembodied names on screens – I’m All Ears is about abandoning fear and leaping boldly towards desire. It is remarkable.

100
Dork

In a three-track blast at the front end of their second full-length, they showcase a world of youthful exuberance, glorious, carefree fun and pop nous that sets their peers back on their heels.

90
Clash

Like a magic eye puzzle falling into place, ‘I’m All Ears’ has only slightly shifted the band’s focus, but suddenly it all makes sense.

90
Northern Transmissions

Though they can often get a little overindulgent at times on this record, Let’s Eat Grandma rarely miss the mark on this record.

88
Sputnikmusic
There’s something to be said for toeing the line between fervent experimentation and enjoyable song craft; here, Let’s Eat Grandma walk it effortlessly.
86
Pitchfork
The second album from the UK duo is future-pop at its best: kaleidoscopic production and incisive lyrics that swirl into marvelous, breathtaking songs.
85
The Line of Best Fit

Reflecting Walton and Hollingworth’s growth and maturation over a period of approximately two years, it is a creative and infectious record, which after repeat listens, moves from being intriguing to simply irresistible.

83
Pretty Much Amazing
Let’s Eat Grandma have furnished a vessel all their own, one shaped by an appreciation for the past and a keen vision for the future. It’s no wonder it feels very now.
80
Drowned in Sound

Depending on your taste for that kind of home-brewed, distinctively British weirdness, I’m All Ears is either a massive leap forwards or a sad lurch towards the middle-ground.

80
musicOMH

It’s a thrill to listen to their experiments, their tinkering with sounds and ideas.

80
AllMusic

I'm All Ears arrived almost exactly two years after Let's Eat Grandma's debut, I, Gemini, but the leap the duo makes on its second album feels like it should've taken much longer.

80
NME
This is a thrilling, fascinating album that continually startles: it’s a bold step forward and one that feels like a glimpse into the future.
80
DIY
Measured and calm where ‘I, Gemini’ was erratic, and packing some of the strongest pop punches we’ve heard in yonks, Let’s Eat Grandma look like they could go anywhere from here.
80
The Skinny

With I'm All Ears, Let's Eat Grandma encapsulate the agony and ecstasy of youth – and even more besides – in constantly dynamic ways that demand your attention.

80
Loud and Quiet

Through all the eccentricities and quirks, it should be said that ‘I’m All Ears’ manages to be a gloriously readable pop album on first listen. For a band hailed as cult heroes one album in, this is the boldest statement they’ve made so far.

80
The Independent

As a record that’s as lyrically compelling as it is sonically daring, I’m All Ears is an admirable follow-up to an impressive debut.

80
The Observer
Those who found them too precious would be well advised to try again: two years on, Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth’s leap forward is remarkable.
79
GIGsoup
While the "album" has flourished as an art form throughout the streaming age, 'I'm All Ears' is not one of those records. The aforementioned interludes are largely forgettable (and skippable) while mismanaged pacing causes a strong collection of tracks to bludgeon audiences and diminish an otherwise exceptional showing.
75
The 405
These are sprightly, assured, gratifying pop songs, pirouetting with enough agitated inventiveness to ensure each run is sunny, surprising, and fluently fun; a damn fine Summer record.
70
Exclaim!

Satisfying as both a sophomore effort and streamlined pop album, I'm All Ears establishes Let's Eat Grandma as a band that need to be heard.

70
Rolling Stone

Ultimately it’s the spirit of adventure that runs through the entire enterprise that makes the diversity feel perfectly coherent, and timely.

70
Crack Magazine
On their second album, uncanny Norwich teens Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth begin to turn their introspection outwards.
70
The Needle Drop
Let's Eat Grandma's sophomore album is a hodgepodge of mostly great ideas.
70
Spectrum Culture
Let’s Eat Grandma present themselves as outsiders and are eager to assert themselves through any power source they can get their hands on.
65
Under The Radar

While I'm All Ears never dips into the shrouded fervor of its predecessor, Let's Eat Grandma can still weave a curious quilt.

60
PopMatters

I'm All Ears stretches pretty far beyond standard synthpop sounds at times, which makes for some nice eclecticism. Well, it's nice until the group decides to stretch things out with nine- and 11-minute tracks near the end of the album.

60
God Is in the TV

Musically I’m All Ears is much more accessible than the debut and is a mixed bag in its creativity.

Jun 29, 2018
ThrowBackG
81
Proof that proper grammar saves lives. (Let's eat, Grandma)

Seriously though, the production makes you feel like you're being thrown around like a rag doll one moment and in some sort of colorful melancholy the next. Personally, It's been awhile since I've heard vocals mix with synthesizers this well. A head phone listen (not to mention a must listen)!
Jul 6, 2018
itsyahboinoah
60
I may be the minority here but this is really underwhelming and not quite remarkable.
Jun 25, 2018
KTOM
100
Holy f*****g s**t..

The production by SOPHIE, the evolution of the sound, the genre blending and coverage, the warm and fresh sound from start to finish.
Like a perfect cross between Gorillaz - Demon Days and Death Grips - The Money Store.
An accessible yet loud and powerful sound from Hot Pink's cool, warm sound to the distorted and punchy chorus. Snakes & Ladders beautiful guitar intro into a swaying finish, each track has a personality.

While all of this could be perceived as ... read more
Jun 30, 2018
BradTasteMusic
NR
This doesn’t work. It just doesn’t. I don’t really know why. Honestly it’s just not enjoyable for me. It had promise but the album falls off and becomes so boring in the second half
Jun 30, 2018
joshmq71
87
Let's Eat Grandma expand past their previous work to create an incredibly creative, playful, catchy and progressive pop record that has me coming back for repeat listens. I just love the amount of variety on display; from the hard-hitting SOPHIE-assisted bounce of "Hot Pink" to the smooth and sweet gleam of "Falling Into Me" to the record's most ethereal and expansive prog cuts towards the end such as "Cool & Collected" and "Donnie Darko". These ... read more
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Track List
  1. Whitewater
  2. Hot Pink
  3. It's Not Just Me
  4. Falling Into Me
  5. Snakes & Ladders
  6. Missed Call (1)
  7. I Will Be Waiting
  8. The Cat's Pyjamas
  9. Cool & Collected
  10. Ava
  11. Donnie Darko


Added on: March 21, 2018