Even though this record does have some enjoyable and compelling moments lyrically, this definitely doesn't live up to all the hype from critics because there isn't anything special about this that we haven't heard hundreds of times before from other post-punk artists. I still think it's worth a listen, but don't expect this to be a masterpiece.
Although this record did not blow me away, a lot of what 'Remind Me Tomorrow' has to offer is enjoyable and is a step in the right direction for Sharon Van Etten's music imo. This record is more punchier and expansive than its predecessors and features some uniquely put together synthpop tunes that don't overstay their welcome. Personally, I would prefer her records to be more vibrant and expressive rather than more lyrical and laid back.
This album has some gorgeous moments and some great features, but sometimes it's just boring and one-dimensional. James Blake's vocals and the production are intentionally toned-down, but it mostly doesn't benefit the album. There's a way to make music like this sound very compelling rather than just aesthetically pleasing without any aspect that's interesting.
It's a decent release, but I doubt many casual listeners would ever go back to it after 4 or 5 months.