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Top 20 Debuts of 2008: No. 6
Top 50 Albums of 2008: No. 30
-Under The Radar
"Call it 'chamber pop' or just call it like it is: a phenomenal debut album."
-Prefix Mag (read)
"Frances play lushly orchestrated indie pop that's bound to attract references to bands like Neutral Milk Hotel and Beirut. And when Frances release their debut album, All the While, later this year, expect similarly devoted followings to arise."
-Der Spiegel (lesen)
"Intimidating in its sophistication, an algorithm of beats, melody and accompaniments layered carefully into the verse-chorus-verse grooves of pop formula."
"One of the year's best debuts."
-Cleveland Scene (read)
"One of 8 New York Bands You Need To Hear"
-The L Magazine (read)
"The orchestrations are sophisticated and complex, far more than your average window dressing, and as an opening shot, the EP this is drawn from is quite a statement. I can't wait to hear the LP."