Jenny Hval
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Classic Objects album

Classic Objects

Jenny Hval

11th March, 2022

Classic Objects, Jenny Hval's first album with 4AD, is a map of places; past places, like the old empty Melbourne pubs Hval's band used to play in, public places Hval missed throughout lockdown, imagined, future places, and impossible places where dreams, hallucinations, death and art can take you. It is interested in combining heavenly things and plain things.

Classic Objects is Hval's version of a pop album. Every song has a verse and a chorus. There are interchangeable moments of complexity, interesting melodies throughout, and a feeling of elevation and clarity in the choruses. Heba Kadry mixed it to sound as though it's played through "a stereo in a mysterious room."

"Her most unified mind-body work to date, melody-filled art-pop that deals with the nature of self and the freedom of the unconscious."
- Pitchfork - 8.0

"Some of the most unabashed beauty Hval has ever allowed into her writing."
- Stereogum (Album of the Week)

"No musician has yet to dissect the feminine body's currency and pliancy under capitalism quite like Jenny Hval"