ALBUM REVIEW: Self Esteem – Compliments Please | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 01.03.19








Rebecca Taylor’s stunning voice and magnetic presence always helped Slow Club to stand out as a band. In her decade plus as half of the under-appreciated duo, she developed enormously as a performer, to the point that her morphing into Self Esteem for a solo record of all-out bangers feels like a perfectly logical next step.

Compliments Please is a vibrant album on which it is patently obvious Taylor is enjoying doing things entirely her own way. She’s not the only one having fun here, though, because there’s a lot to like about this, from the stuttering apology of The Best to the effortless cool of Rollout. This is an accomplished piece of work from a burgeoning pop star.


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