Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
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  1. Oct 4, 2018
    89
    The sun-kissed Laurel Canyon pop of "Dangerous Place" tackles the push and pull of creative collaboration, neatly summarizing Burch's modus operandi: wide-open sonic aesthetics with a pointed and poignant message behind it.
  2. Oct 12, 2018
    80
    Molly Burch’s debut saw her emerge as one of the finest songwriters around, and the follow up only cements that.
  3. 80
    Like Peggy Lee, Francoise Hardy, Jane Birkin and others, Molly Burch is a chanteuse, exploring the edges of noir songs with beauty, sadness, and an honest vulnerability that’s powerful yet strikingly understated.
  4. Uncut
    Oct 4, 2018
    80
    This equally fine sophomore effort sees Burch take a few steps into the present. [Nov 2018, p.25]
  5. Oct 4, 2018
    75
    Burch has managed to find common ground between desire and determination and meld them with steady assurance.
  6. Oct 12, 2018
    70
    First Flower builds on where last year's blue winter debut Please Be Mine left off, but with the edges polished and dusted for a brighter sheen. Burch still occupies her old stomping ground of romantic pining, but she works in a few clever twists.
  7. Oct 4, 2018
    70
    Taken together, the record's simple ballroom dance rhythms, memorable melodies, and nuanced performances are a recipe for pop confection, however unhappy.
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  1. Oct 10, 2018
    10
    She’s incredible! I discovered her thanks to TiDAL Rising, and this album is truly exceptional.