Album Review: Jess Ribeiro - Love Hate

10 April 2019 | 12:05 pm | Aneta Grulichova

"Lyrically brilliant with humorous wit."

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Jess Ribeiro’s last album – 2015’s Kill It Yourself – was a banger, and now she opens up a new chapter of her music journey. The Melbourne singer ponders the metamorphosis of love in Love Is The Score of Nothing, with playful, witty lyrics about how it is like tennis; you win some and you lose some. The synths in Young Love take you on a dark journey, but her angelic vocals bring you back to earth. The three vignettes show off her talent, with Cry Baby giving '50s rock vibes. 

Jangle-pop guitars in Chair Stare are dreamy, but "chair stare" almost sounds like "cheese stick" when repeated fast; once you hear it, it can’t be unheard. Ribeiro's trademark vocal delivery makes this a mellow outing, but Love Hate is lyrically brilliant with humorous wit and indie-rock tunes that will make anyone love Ribeiro.