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Hyperion1001
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November 4th 2011


19989 Comments


this is so overblown

AngelofDeath
Emeritus
November 4th 2011


16276 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Kinda like that Jenny Hval album. ; )

Hyperion1001
Emeritus
November 4th 2011


19989 Comments


nooooooo this is like the polar opposite

AngelofDeath
Emeritus
November 4th 2011


16276 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yeah, they're not very similar. But this is more enjoyable. And Lungs is even better than this.

Ire
November 4th 2011


41945 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Lungs is a lot better

Gyromania
November 4th 2011


30068 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Lungs has their worst song (and it seriously sucks): "Kiss With a Fist"

Ire
November 4th 2011


41945 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

you are dumb and i hate you

AngelofDeath
Emeritus
November 4th 2011


16276 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Kiss With a Fist owns.

Gyromania
November 4th 2011


30068 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

But HEY! I love Lungs, it's fun, it's endearing, it's unashamedly poppy, etc., but this just seems like a more matured and whole sound (can't stress that point enough).

AngelofDeath
Emeritus
November 4th 2011


16276 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yeah, this album is more cohesive, but Lungs is just much more consistent. I also kind of miss the diversity.

StrangerofSorts
Emeritus
November 4th 2011


2905 Comments


I don't understand how this can be stamped as "Best New Music" when plenty better has come out recently.

DaveyBoy
Emeritus
November 4th 2011


22494 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Agree re: the diversity of 'Lungs', but not so much on the consistency. I really wanted to give that album a 4.5, but just couldn't because it was a little all over the place. I think Welch herself said it was a build-up of songs over about 4-5 years.

luci
November 4th 2011


12411 Comments


I become exhausted when I try to get through this album these days. Also Heartlines is one of the cheesiest songs of the year.

DaveyBoy
Emeritus
November 4th 2011


22494 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

"these days"... It's not like it was released a year ago.

luci
November 4th 2011


12411 Comments


Haha I know, but factor in the leak time and it feels like it's been a while. Album is possibly too immediate, I can't find much to really dig into that will keep me coming back time and time again. Still really impressive though.

BobbbyLight
November 4th 2011


76 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Lungs was good... but really scattered and had some terrible songs (Kiss With First being one of the worst, thank god I'm not the only one who thinks that). I guess scattered means "diverse" to some, it was kind of a mess to me, like she had no idea what direction she wanted to go in.



This album does not have that feel, at all. It's an entire album, everything makes sense and has a context. And everything is big as hell here. Probably my album of the year.



Sometimes I think people wanted her to stay as this quiet indie-pop princess but she clearly wasn't content to be what she was, she wants to be bigger and better. And I think she got way better.

Gyromania
November 4th 2011


30068 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Haha I know, but factor in the leak time and it feels like it's been a while. Album is possibly too immediate, I can't find much to really dig into that will keep me coming back time and time again. Still really impressive though.



Complete opposite for me. This is nowhere near as immediate as their debut.

johnnyblaze
November 4th 2011


3278 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Nice review. God do I ever need to get this. I've only hear What the Water Gave Me and loved it. Her voice rules.

klap
Staff Reviewer
November 4th 2011


12308 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

oh my god how can you guys not like kiss with a fist

Digging: Jessie Ware - What's Your Pleasure?

Gyromania
November 4th 2011


30068 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I can't give a concrete answer to that, other than that it feels out of place on Lungs (not that it's a really cohesive album to begin with, but still) and just rubs me the wrong way.



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