The Top 30 Albums Of 2019 (So Far): Jess Ribeiro – 'Love Hate'

1 July 2019 | 1:48 pm | Sam Wall

'The Music' team on the albums you need to hear from 2019.

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"Love Hate is lyrically brilliant with humorous wit and indie-rock tunes that will make anyone love Ribeiro." – Aneta Grulichova

If Jess Ribeiro can make a dud record we're yet to see it. On her third album, the darker, Australian gothic reverberations of Kill It Yourself are mostly gone, Ribeiro moving towards pop to detail the life cycle of love.

A mess of emotions fuse together within love and hate, and Ribeiro has the scope to tackle all of them. Love Hate starts with the excitement and tension of a new crush, moving down through lust and contentment, anger and grief, detachment and acceptance. Each is examined through Ribero’s killer lyrics and an almost dissociative cool that only magnifies the peaks and troughs.

It’s not a strictly autobiographical album, but it is very true.

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