Single Rider

Jenn Champion - Single Rider
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2018 Ratings: #501 / 735
User Score
Based on 28 ratings
2018 Ratings: #575
July 13, 2018 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

75
Northern Transmissions

While it doesn’t always make for the most original listen, Champion’s music is fun and surprisingly introspective for the genre.

70
AllMusic

It's a record that might have received heavy rotation on the MTV of the mid-'80s, although lyrics about timeless topics like unrequited love and just plain coping, and its intersection with the more wistful, pop-leaning indie electronica, make Single Rider very much of its time.

68
Pitchfork

Single Rider marks a watershed moment for Champion, even if she hasn’t entirely figured out what to do with her new sound.

60
Spectrum Culture

Both the new glittery pop and the long-trusted emo sound give Champion a chance to express what she wants to say.

JohnLouisHoward
70
always been a big fan of Jenn Champion in Carissa's Wierd [sic] and her solo work as S, and her vocals are great as ever, but this is a fairly banal dance pop record with surprisingly weak songs, given her past output. hoping this is only an anomaly and she gets back on track.
chunderz
78
On 'Single Rider,' Champion's greatest achievements lie in the synth arrangements that are reminiscent of the 1980's and a strong lyrical output. However, at times, there isn't always a lot of substance.

Opening track "O.M.G. (I'm All Over It)" does just enough to embrace the 80's synth sounds while staying wholly original and relevant. It is an early highlight on the album. "Coming For You," whilst repetitive, features a warm synth hook that overshadows Champion's vocals ... read more
PSHANDY
85
デスキャブ譲りのメランコリックな空気感はそのままに、よりディスコや80'sポップに接近したロマンチックでダンサブルなサウンドは個人的にはYumi Zoumaを彷彿とさせた。これは抗えない。
75
Fav tracks: OMG, Time to Regulate, Hustle
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Track List

  1. O.M.G. (I'm All Over It)
  2. Coming for You
  3. You Knew
  4. Holding On
  5. The Move
  6. Never Giving In
  7. Mainline
  8. Time to Regulate
  9. Bleed
  10. Hustle
  11. Going Nowhere
  12. No One
  13. Time to Regulate
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Added on: June 19, 2018