Please Be Mine

Molly Burch - Please Be Mine
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2017 Ratings: #575 / 719
User Score
Based on 59 ratings
2017 Ratings: #170
February 17, 2017 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Loud and Quiet

Breathy and dripping with emotion, or soaring through the clouds, she has a voice for the ages, and uses it throughout to devastating effect. A new star has been born.

70
Clash

‘Please Be Mine’ will go down as a hugely self-assured debut offering from one of indie’s most promising new acts.

70
AllMusic

On the whole a solid set of songs, the album's influences play out consistently across a wistfully romantic atmosphere that should appeal to both lovers and the lonelyhearted.

60
PopMatters

Ultimately, there is a vagueness to Burch’s lyrics that do not push for a full understanding of the artist.

60
Drowned in Sound

Its conceptual limits are conspicuously narrow. Ten love songs about succumbing to men, ten wistful scenes set in old prom slow dances and reconstructed Nashville studios.

60
No Ripcord

Please Be Mine is a charming record that remains engaging and consistently pleasant, but you have to feel that there’s another gear in Molly Burch’s engine-room that could get the most out of her prodigious talent.

WildChameleon
75
+ Another cool folk album this year
+ Angel Olsen's feeling (I really like this artist)...
+ Good lyrics with good instrumentation ...

- ... Too much like her ? (voice, instrumentation)
- ... but lyrics are a bit too treacly ?

After the recent "My Woman" by Angel Olsen, it's difficult to me to be really objective because I really enjoyed "My Woman", so I like "Please be mine" , which is directly to the same direction.
dearsongs
82
One of these songs should have been played at the Roadhouse, if you know what I’m saying.

I get the Angel Olsen vibes of course, but this songwriting is more straight-forward and less emotionally damaging. Molly's voice has a really nice depth/range to it, and some of these songs get in some really nice grooves. For me this recalls Wall of Sound girl groups as much as her contemporary peers, very strong debut.
EMR
64
Texas-based singer/songwriter Molly Burch debuts with a subtle, pleasant sound on Please Be Mine, the breakthrough in her rising career. After years of intimate performances and cover sessions, Burch decided to overcome the recurrent fear of writing her own songs, alledgedly influenced by her following guitarist Dailey Toliver. The album breathes by her vocal strings and lungs, offering a somber, emotional take on folk and atmospheric pop, all led by both Burch and Toliver's undeniably tight ... read more
CheapandLethal
75
Decent
76
An impressive and accomplished debut. Molly Burch definitely sounds quite a bit like Angel Olsen, as has been made very clear in the audience -- not just sonically but also vocally and lyrically. By the second half, however, the vibe shifts to something a bit more distinct and quite compelling. She starts to slow the tempo, writes more personal lyrics, and creates something of an anti-prom song template in the process -- the songs wouldn't sound out of place in a slow dance, but the romanticism ... read more
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Track List

  1. Downhearted
  2. Wrong for You
  3. Please Forgive Me
  4. Try
  5. Loneliest Heart
  6. Torn to Pieces
  7. Fool
  8. Not Today
  9. Please Be Mine
  10. I Love You Still
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Added on: November 17, 2016