I Am Not There Anymore

The Clientele - I Am Not There Anymore
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2023 Ratings: #35 / 597
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Based on 128 ratings
2023 Ratings: #411
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It adds up to another pitch perfect album by the band, certainly one of their best and most devastatingly pretty works. In a career full of brilliance, that's saying ever so much.
London-based guitar trio pursue a more varied sonic palette on their most ambitious, artistically progressive offering to date.

At once exquisitely beautiful and deeply tragic, and imbued with a bucolic sense of a rural England full of villages and country lanes and woods and fields, I Am Not There Anymore is a journey that you won’t readily forget. Flaws and all, it’s both a worthy comeback for an excellent band and one of the year’s finest releases.

Northern Transmissions

I Am Not There Anymore is a long and winding sonic journey, interspersed with sweet and tender interludes that only contribute to the authentic human touch of the record. A solid listening choice for music fans of all kinds.

Beats Per Minute

Against all odds, The Clientele have come back together after years spent apart, and they have managed to recapture  the magic that permeated their best material and made it so imminently replayable. This is a bold move that should be celebrated, and more importantly, it should be emulated.

American Songwriter
It’s all sweet and surreal, a continuation of the approach the band has taken since their initial inception just over 20 years ago. So too, it’s odd at times, but that’s all part of the charm and challenge inherent in each of the Clientele’s offerings.
Marked by newfound sonic adventurousness and evocative dream-logic lyrics, the long-running UK band’s new double album is a bold quest into the vast unknown.
Spectrum Culture
Instead of a new Clientele album feeling like seeing a friend after a few years and finding that they’re still the same great person, we have one that feels like seeing that same friend and reveling in how much they’ve grown into themselves.
Distorted Sound
Balancing an epic sound with down to earth lyrics, THE CLIENTELE have managed to create an extremely original, organic and heartfelt album.

Previous Clientele albums I've always found the tracks have blended a shade too much, so I think the experimental sections and segues work wonders here, breaking up the flow and injecting extra personality when it's needed.

Some of the material here is very much ‘typical Clientele’, overfamiliar even, but thanks to the 'experimental double album' framing this issue isn't as immediately obvious as it would otherwise be.

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I Am Not There Anymore provides a successfull combination of versatility, memorability and pleasant entertainment . The Clientele seem to strive for an own musical signature, and I think they are on a good way. Makes curious about things coming.


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This is as good as mediocre as it gets. I apologize for this, but I'm not sure why I found barely pieces of music and sound in here. I read somewhere this would be something like "straight forward"... and it was in the worst possible way. There is a comeback exploration feel in here, which at the beginning sounds like a styless statement, then it just became too long with the interludes that, from my point of view, they were just as empty as any other song in the album. The lyrics can ... read more

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Added on: April 24, 2023