On Your Own Love Again

Jessica Pratt - On Your Own Love Again
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Based on 23 reviews
2015 Ratings: #153 / 915
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Based on 170 ratings
2015 Ratings: #149
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January 27, 2015 / Release Date
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Drag City / Label
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Despite the fact that the album is still almost entirely solo ... the songs seem poppier, trippier; far more open-ended.


With her 2015 follow-up On Your Own Love Again, Pratt does little to change the hermetic alchemy she began on her debut, offering up only the subtlest developments to her already mesmerizing style. 


At its core, this follow-up to 2012’s JP is as whimsically experimental as it is steeped and reveling in its own revivalism.


On Your Own Love Again, Pratt's exquisite second LP, both reinforces the 27-year-old's place in the folk tradition and sets her apart as an exceptional songwriter who is a master of nuance and minutiae.


Its warm, home-recorded atmosphere is more dramatic and distinctive than Jessica Pratt: finger-picked psychedelia, lucidly layered harmonies, hissy tape effects, an overcast haze.

The 405
Folk and psychedelia from the past and present play a large part, and whilst it has none of the rock elements of current acts like Ty Segall or Thee Oh Sees for example, it isn't a million miles from some of White Fence's gentler psych.
Drowned in Sound
It sounds casual and ramshackle on first listen, but it’s a very detailed and precise record.
‘On Your Own Love Again’ is a timeless record by a remarkable talent only just starting to show what she can do.
The Line of Best Fit

With On Your Own Love Again we need not look far for proof that her music is a sign of a wonderful, maturing talent that we can believe in.

Consequence of Sound

There are no jitters or missteps on On Your Own Love Again; it’s an album of puzzle-piece precision.

Pretty Much Amazing

With On Your Own Love Again, Jessica Pratt has crafted a record that is as accessible as it is complex, two traits that she proves are not mutually exclusive.


On Your Own Love Again is a poignant and melancholy listen; one filled with gentle warmth that rings just as appropriate for both a slowly rising morning or an unwinding evening with a glass or two of wine.

No Ripcord

Even though Pratt must have approached the writing of On Your Own Love Again with the trepidation that comes with knowing you’ll be heard, she musters the same aura of languid intimacy achieved on her debut, playing to her strengths

Rolling Stone
Pratt's jazz-steeped singing and rich guitar harmonies can recall early Joni Mitchell, or a nimble, less overbearing twist on the psychedelic folk of 21st-century artists like Joanna Newsom.
Tiny Mix Tapes

As a whole, On Your Own Love Again is a somewhat murkier affair.

NOW Magazine
Whether you take to Pratt's reedy, quavering vocals (think Vashti Bunyan or Joanna Newsom) is purely subjective, but the way she changes up her register to suit a song's vibe helps bring colour to a fairly flat palette (which only includes the odd dab of organ and clavinet).
She has such a cute and sweet voice it made me love this album more.
Back, Baby
Spellbinding music that feels unoriginal at times, but never uninteresting.
I revisit Jessica's tastefully simple songwriting and her alien yet comforting voice very often, especially when on the road. The term "psychedelic" has become such a vapid label nowadays and yet I still get genuine moments of surprise from when she chooses to step aside from delivering traditional song structures and indulge more in that specific area of music - particularly the natural, vocal pitch shifts and detuning of the guitar on Jacquelyn which can feel like pure surrealism. ... read more
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Track List

  1. Wrong Hand
  2. Game That I Play
  3. Strange Melody
  4. Greycedes
  5. Moon Dude
  6. Jacquelyn in the Background
  7. I've Got a Feeling
  8. Back, Baby
  9. On Your Own Love Again
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Added on: November 23, 2014