Marika Hackman - I'm Not Your Man
Critic Score
Based on 17 reviews
2017 Ratings: #68 / 723
User Score
Based on 151 ratings
2017 Ratings: #188
June 2, 2017 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
DIY

Witty, sexy, confident, and charged with live energy, ‘I’m Not Your Man’ is the sound of Marika Hackman making the album she always needed to make.

90
God Is in the TV

The outcome though is that the album works so well on every level, the quality control as ever is astonishing; I’m Not Your Man is a fantastic addition to the catalogue of this most singular artist.

90
The 405

I’m Not Your Man is an album of complete gay abandon, an artist freeing herself in every aspect of her process and we could not be happier.

90
Sputnikmusic

A forthright treatise on sexuality and relationships, told with an uncanny sense of comedic timing and a penchant for reaching for the throat with its hooks, arrangements, and, most resoundingly, its lyrics.

87
GIGsoup

‘I’m Not Your Man’ sees Marika Hackman’s talent shine brighter than before, strongly showing skill, powerful storytelling and a strapping sense of artistic direction.

85
The Line of Best Fit
Her new found confidence comes through in spades here and the end product is a record that shines with a captivating vibrancy.
80
The Skinny

Not abandoning her folk roots entirely, I’m Not Your Man proves an emotional and sonic progression for Hackman, a record that at its best is affecting and fun.

80
AllMusic
Musically and thematically, she's cast off the watery vagueness of her debut for a more robust sound and unflinching lyricism.
80
The Guardian
Make no mistake: this is a fiercer Hackman, joining the ranks of Wolf Alice and letting her inner swagger shine.
80
musicOMH

She may have lost the kooky melodrama and charm that she enveloped earlier on, but I’m Not Your Man feels strangely right, if quite startling in its shift in direction.

80
No Ripcord

I’m Not Your Man is a meandering undercurrent of predatory slyness, advancing with a slack but completely controlled swagger.

75
Pitchfork

The London singer’s sophomore album is a bracing, darkly funny blend of folk and Britpop. Her tactile lyrics keep the songs melodically strong and full of surprises.

70
Under The Radar
There's nothing out of the ordinary found in these personal illustrations. Yet the balance of measure in production (by Charlie Andrew, who has worked with alt-J) accompanying the cool coating effect of Hackman's singing and carriage of writing is disarming.
70
Loud and Quiet
Tremendous fun, they warrant the London-based musician’s decision to employ The Big Moon as her backing band on a number of tracks. Yet if their influence is a little too transparent at times, the transition to a raucous sound is more nuanced than this suggests.
70
Crack Magazine
Where once there were dark, rarefied folk atmospheres, now there’s a louder sense of life and energy, shaped in the form of an unintended concept album about the different stages of a relationship, from falling in love to the goodbye that follows the harsh realisation that it’s just not meant to be.
CheapandLethal
85
Great
holsgr
53
☆☆½ ~ Relatively acceptable. I have some kind of ambivalence about the whole album concept and its sound.
92
Releasing her debut album in 2014, and releasing 4 EP’s before and after that, Marika Hackman doesn’t hold back with what she releases, and it seems like she makes sure it’s always her best work. She is known for her distinctive voice, seriously, it’s not very hard to identify her. With “We Slept At Last” being her raw alt-folk sound, she doesn’t lose that at all with “I’m Not Your Man,” she just makes sure its amplified and got a ... read more
ZoilPlaylist
84
so confident. She makes music according to what she wants. Perfect Combination of Folk,Indie Rock & britpop with her pretty voice too.
PatrickL0419
NR
Honestly Boyfriend was the only track that left any impression on me.
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Track List

  1. Boyfriend
  2. Good Intentions
  3. Gina’s World
  4. My Lover Cindy
  5. Round We Go
  6. Violet
  7. Cigarette
  8. Time’s Been Reckless
  9. Apple Tree
  10. So Long
  11. Eastbound Train
  12. Blahblahblah
  13. I’d Rather Be With Them
  14. AM
  15. Majesty
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