Gumption

Your Friend - Gumption
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2016 Ratings: #532 / 760
User Score
Based on 13 ratings
January 29, 2016 / Release Date
LP / Format
Domino / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
The Line of Best Fit

For as talented of a musician as Miller is, her greatest feat on her first proper LP is creating a distinct feeling and sense of place that's possible only because every element here works in sync.

70
AllMusic

As an album, Gumption meanders quite a bit, occasionally to the point of feeling detached, but its glimmers of gold make for an ultimately compelling listen.

70
musicOMH

She should be closely watched in the future, for Gumption indicates the blossoming of a musical talent capable of making a lot from the basic materials of human existence: our own emotions and everyday thought processes.

70
Tiny Mix Tapes

What could a song possibly look like? On Gumption, it’s the cycle, a circle of the noise and the voice eating each other.

70
PopMatters

Gumption is a pop album and an experimental work, with all of the deep charms of both.

67
Consequence of Sound

At only eight songs, it’s a shame that Gumption seems to only truly find its footing as it draws to a close in its last couple of songs. That said, as a debut, it has a few moments of captivating beauty and shows plenty of promise for more.

60
DIY
Your Friend’s unusual combination of the ultra-real with the unnatural world of electronic manipulation makes for a slightly unsettling final product.
50
Loud and Quiet
Here Miller steps into the relative unknown, exploring drones, loops and field recordings with varying degrees of success.
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Track List

  1. Heathering
  2. Come Back from It
  3. To Live With
  4. Desired Things
  5. Nothing Moved
  6. Gumption
  7. I Turned In
  8. Who Will I Be in the Morning
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Added on: January 29, 2016