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  • Summary: The second full-length major label release for singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers was co-produced with Kid Harpoon.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. musicOMH.com
    Aug 3, 2022
    90
    There’s barely a weak track on Surrender, and it’s a record that’s destined to appear on a lot of ‘end of year’ lists come December. The fact that this is only Maggie Rogers’ second album is astonishing, given the level of confidence and ability that shines through it.
  2. Under The Radar
    Jul 29, 2022
    85
    With Surrender, Rogers has refused to do just that, defying the pull of monotony and cliché, crafting instead her masterpiece.
  3. Spin
    Jul 26, 2022
    80
    An emphatic and generally more unbuttoned sophomore project. The “surrender” here appears to be two-pronged: First, a submission to the songwriting process itself, as this record is markedly more explorative than the last, particularly in its crunching British rock sensibilities. ... Many of the album’s most affecting moments accompany her urgency to hit the road.
  4. Clash Music
    Jul 27, 2022
    80
    From the lyrical outpouring of questions and realisations, to the emotions encapsulated by these instrumental vignettes and thoughtful production, you get the sense that Maggie is at home here in this state of experimentation and consideration.
  5. PopMatters
    Aug 4, 2022
    80
    If Heard It in a Past Life was the culmination of the Maggie Rogers who broke through from indie folk artist to viral sensation; Surrender sounds more secure and less eager to prove itself.
  6. Pitchfork
    Jul 27, 2022
    73
    On Surrender, she sounds renewed, submitting to the pull of her heart without apology.
  7. The Skinny
    Jul 25, 2022
    40
    The baggy mid-section gives over to pared back singer-songwriter fare that reigns it all in, the record’s bright flame burning out rather too fast.

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Score distribution:
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  1. Aug 2, 2022
    10
    A really solid indie/pop/rock album that lyrically and sonically is an improvement over Heard It In A Past Life. Favorite Tracks: Want Want,A really solid indie/pop/rock album that lyrically and sonically is an improvement over Heard It In A Past Life. Favorite Tracks: Want Want, Shatter, That’s Where I Am, Overdrive, Horses Least Favorite Track: I’ve Got A Friend Expand
  2. Jul 30, 2022
    10
    An excellent album and a Maggie's rise, this record is so much experimental than the other and sounds really good.
  3. Jul 29, 2022
    9
    Initially I wasn’t too crazy about this album. After giving it time it has definitely grown on me which, is often the case with many of myInitially I wasn’t too crazy about this album. After giving it time it has definitely grown on me which, is often the case with many of my favourite layers. There’s so many high moments and the production is fantastic! Some of my favourite tracks are Want Want, Anywhere with you, Horses and Shatter Expand
  4. Jul 29, 2022
    7
    A very solid sophomore album for Maggie. One or two hiccups but overall I enjoyed it very much.