Magic Mirror

Pearl Charles - Magic Mirror
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2021 Ratings: #12 / 18
User Score
Based on 139 ratings
2021 Ratings: #9
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Gigwise

Magic Mirror, in its breezy arrangement, pays homage to an abundance of nostalgic memories whilst staying firmly rooted in the here and now.

80
Northern Transmissions

Magic Mirror is a real revelation ... The songs here are wonderful, heartbreaking, extremely danceable and the perfect way to add some optimism to what hopefully will be a good year.

80
The Line of Best Fit

While Magic Mirror's sparkling-sheen portrays the acceptance of life - Pearl Charles' diary, flinging open its pages to question long-drawn-out loves - the inclusivity means the eyes staring back from Magic Mirror flit between both yours and hers, all aided by her cool and breezy nature.

80
Exclaim!

On Magic Mirror, Charles may be self-doubting and even gloomy at times, but she never loses her glowing spirit and hope for the many more adventures her life will lead her on.

80
The Independent

Magic Mirror is an impressive and mature debut.

80
AllMusic

In a pleasing tangle of sun-warmed melodies and 1970s influences, Pearl Charles strikes a confident, if laid-back tone on Magic Mirror, her sophomore album.

79
Beats Per Minute

Magic Mirror shines boldly and brightly as the testimony of an adulthood that didn’t come at the cost of losing her spark of child-like enthusiasm. Pearl Charles has taken hold of that raw and bubbly energy, and skilfully turned it into a perfect silver sequin of her very own disco ball.

70
Uncut
Modern-day reflections on disco euphoria and Canyon contemplation.
70
FLOOD Magazine

Magic Mirror is an excellent exhibition of Pearl Charles’ simplistic songwriting that features divine arrangements with gorgeous vocal performances.

60
The Guardian
Combining various soft rock touchstones, Charles's new album sometimes veers into cloyingly sentimental pastiche.
Cry
72
Random Releases #1

'Magic Mirror' was my first time listening to anything close to this genre (indie folk/country rock that can be considered contemporary too), being Pearl Charles's sophomore album. The album was very weird at first for me, but I got adjusted to the style by the third track and just started having fun with the album's alive nature that sounds new as I haven't heard anything like this since about ten years when indie folk was all over the radio (still might be but I don't ... read more
BGL13
64
it’s nice but nothing really stuck with me
Bjartolini
64
a sweet lil comfy country peach. nothing spectacular but nice while it's on
musicmagpie55
71
Light, bright, and refreshingly straightforward, Pearl Charles' new album draws on 1970's AM radio pop to create a cohesive, if not a little predictable project. Pearl clearly understands how to create songs that showcase her voice. The melodies are sharp and memorable, especially the more upbeat tracks. Her writing style reminds me of Carole King, The Carpenters, Carly Simon, and even a bit of Simon & Garfunkel. The songs are easy to hum, and many tracks stay with you long after the album ... read more
frncscbrqz
74
only for tonight is so good
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Track List

  1. Only for Tonight
  2. What I Need
  3. Imposter
  4. Don't Feel Like Myself
  5. Magic Mirror
  6. Slipping Away
  7. All the Way
  8. Take Your Time
  9. Sweet Sunshine Wine
  10. As Long As You're Mine
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Added on: September 21, 2020