Use Me

PVRIS - Use Me
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2020 Ratings: #35 / 810
User Score
Based on 340 ratings
2020 Ratings: #408
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Upset
In so many ways, PVRIS have always been a band that span different worlds. With the dark, brooding spirit of rock music always strong, the bright, bold colours still shone through. For their third album, that saturation point is dialled up to eleven. By any reasonable measure, it works.
90
The Line of Best Fit

For a long time PVRIS have occupied a space in the alternative, band-led world without entirely bowing to the scene's expectations. Use Me is an extension of this, a declaration of what Lynn Gunn can create now she's claiming her power and not sharing the credit so generously.

90
AllMusic

There isn't a wasted moment on the album, an expertly crafted triumph that succeeds by balancing addictive production and a concentrated thematic focus.

80
Q Magazine

Less a moment of reckoning, this is instead an album to be reckoned with.

80
NME

‘Use Me’ is the sound of an artist flexing her muscles, making sense of and peace with her past and, most importantly, embracing a new future.

80
Kerrang!

Lynn Gunn leaves modesty, fear and doubt in her rearview to embrace the freedom of truth on PVRIS’ third album, Use Me.

80
DIY

It’s a powerful - and at times, vulnerable - listen that comes doused in sparkling synths and delicious beats.

80
musicOMH

Use Me is by far the most streamlined and production-pristine of PVRIS’ work to date.

80
Dork
This IS pop and it stands up with the absolute best in its field.
78
Beats Per Minute

Use Me is a stirring artistic statement from someone who should no longer feel as though she has to hide.

JacksonLerner
79
pVris’ highly anticipated, long awaited third LP ‘Use Me’ is complex in its own right. it’s full of great singles and a title track feat 070 Shake, yet i still feel disappointed with the final project.

‘use me’ is frontloaded, and the rest can be lackluster.

the album is full of great performances and clear production; although inconsistency moves the music to be underwhelming as a whole.
MasterCrackfox
79
I don't make this statement to detract from this album in any way, but I am quite surprised at the level of praise currently being placed upon Use Me, the awaited third album from PVRIS. Generally speaking, an act that falls within this type of sound remains largely forgotten, or even completely ignored. Just taking a look at some of the recommend artists both here and on our lord and savior Spotify reveals universally hated acts like Imagine Dragons, no longer relevant acts like Blink 182, and ... read more
tbslandfill
74
okay maybe i shouldn't have promised myself that i would pump out catch-up reviews this month lmao SORRY but here's one!

I have been a fan of PVRIS for a good few years at this point, ever since around the time You & I dropped. While I have never been ride or die for them, I still thoroughly enjoy White Noise as I think it's one of the best pop-rock albums of the 2010s. When All We Know of Heaven, All We Need of Hell came out in 2017, I wasn't entirely sure how to feel about it. It had ... read more
marvelgaryen
77
This third album came well, I'll be honest I listened to PVRIS albums before, but never quite connected, but this is the one for me. Lynn crafted her voice just the right way, the lyrics are well written, the production is on point, there's a little bit of everything also there's a particular glow to the project in overall, great work.
amelietur
79
Gimme a minute is a BANGER and Dead Weight is worth mentioning as well, but the rest is easily forgettable albeit still somewhat enjoyable (if that makes any sense).
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Track List

  1. Gimme a Minute
  2. Dead Weight
  3. Stay Gold
  4. Good to Be Alive
  5. Death of Me
  6. Hallucinations
  7. Old Wounds
  8. Loveless
  9. January Rain
  10. Use Me
  11. Wish You Well
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Added on: March 4, 2020