Immunity

Clairo - Immunity
Critic Score
Based on 23 reviews
2019 Ratings: #483 / 758
Year End Rank: #50
User Score
Based on 930 ratings
2019 Ratings: #469
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Dork
It’s more than just a great little collection of songs, it’s a young woman’s journey, from her teens into her twenties. It’s laying everything out in the open so she’s untouchable.
100
NME

‘Immunity’ is an album to burrow into and become resident in its songs. It’s a comforter that wraps itself around you when you’re feeling low and a resilient reminder that there are brighter times ahead.

83
Consequence of Sound

Immunity highlights her vulnerabilities while showcasing the full range of her formidable strength as a producer and songwriter.

82
Sputnikmusic

For all intents and purposes Clairo’s debut album, Immunity proves to be everything that people who’ve watched her ascent could hope for.

80
Pitchfork

On her debut album, the young viral star moves beyond the lo-fi bedroom-pop of her early recordings and into a restrained, detailed style of songwriting all her own.

80
The Guardian

Pretty Girl’s bruised naivety was charming but would have grated over numerous similar tracks. Thankfully, Clairo impressively broadens her sound on this strongly written debut album.

80
Clash

‘Immunity’ is a powerful statement. Unflinchingly honest and sonically diverse, it sees Clairo pair emotionally resonant lyricism with infectious melody to craft a multifaceted record.

80
PopMatters

With its dream-pop leanings, Clairo's soft voice, and the indie sensibilities of Rostam Batmanglij, Immunity exudes a cool composure that belies its problems.

80
Earmilk

Immunity is so much more than the sad girl indie of Clairo's past.

80
Slant Magazine

The album is steeped in warm acoustics juxtaposed by austere observations about life and love.

75
Spectrum Culture

Clairo’s Immunity is a mood-centric pop album that never sacrifices the fundamental unit of the song.

73
Paste

Immunity has just enough unforgettable glimmers to justify Clairo’s buzz.

70
Exclaim!

Clairo's stylistic variability sets her apart from these artists however, and while some more time and resources wouldn't be unwelcome on a sophomore effort, Immunity confirms she's one to watch.

70
Rolling Stone

Immunity is no less convincing, and even more compelling.

65
Under The Radar

A bit of gestation might have led to more experimentation and vivid colors in an album with a handful of standouts but also tracks that tend to bleed indistinguishably into each other.

60
Northern Transmissions

IMMUNITY is not a record that will speak for it’s generation but it is definitely full of well crafted pop music and performed with authority by Clairo.

60
The Observer

Her winning debut ranges intriguingly beyond wistful bedroom pop.

60
AllMusic

What she loses here in charm, she makes up for in lyrical depth and an enveloping sense of comfort, if drowsy melodies tend to waft by rather than stick around.

50
Crack Magazine

Immunity sometimes feels middle-of-the-road, as if she’s tried to outrun her teenage affectations and overshot slightly.

50
The Needle Drop

Immunity is at its best when Clairo manages to find power in simplicity and subtlety, which happens only some of the time.

50
No Ripcord

Ultimately, Cottrill's clear songwriting focus gets bogged down with mellow, listless ballads that sound pleasant—and not much else.

40
Uncut

Calculated or not, there's very little that's stirring about Immunity.

musicmagpie55
85
I had the luxury of seeing Clairo a few weeks back. She came out in a fake tattoo long-sleeve shirt and denim jeans in 95-degree weather. Her dyed red hair was fading back to its natural mousy brown. It looked a like a costume; she embodied the twenty-year-old attempting to sneak into the bar with a Fake ID. I won't lie; my head was filled with assumptions about what I was about to see. As the music swelled and she began to perform, I found those thoughts dissipated almost immediately. While ... read more
Toasterqueen12
18
The EP had character at least, "Pretty Girl" felt like it was recorded on a 5 dollar microphone, and that was at least kind of interesting. This has nothing. This is an empty void of sound.
lermontov
93
Are you all intentionally giving her low score?

«Immunity» is a wonderful ambitious album that doesn’t transcends its borders, which is very good — she leaves the listener in one state of pensive sadness, but certainly not in a state of boredom.
MasterCrackfox
76
I definitely don't get a bland or boring taste from this album, though I respect others who do.

For me, the key features of this album are in their right place. Clairo has a dreamy and captivating voice across this, bearing through some of the overused moments of auto-tune that honestly were not needed to make her voice sound impressive. The production is sound and although there were a few misfires at points, it largely impresses. I also think that the songwriting here meshes well with the ... read more
Flamingooooo
80
This album is all I needed today. Her music is sweet, emotional, fascinating and above all beautiful.
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Track List

  1. Alewife
  2. Impossible
  3. Closer to You
  4. North
  5. Bags
  6. Softly
  7. Sofia
  8. White Flag
  9. Feel Something
  10. Sinking
  11. I Wouldn't Ask You
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Added on: May 23, 2019