- Hinterland

LoneLady - Hinterland
CRITIC SCORE
80
Based on 11 reviews
2015 Rank: #70 / 731
USER SCORE
76
Based on
28 ratings

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90
musicOMH
Despite its frequently funky demeanour, this is an LP that frequently echoes the themes of its forerunner: solitude and social anxiety.
90
Loud and Quiet
‘Hinterland’ brings a new richness to its arrangements that allows its songs to develop from spiky bursts into longer, more addictive grooves.
85
The Line of Best Fit

Effusive, highly danceable and crammed with hooks, Hinterland plays like a greatest hits from a parallel universe.

80
NME
Campbell's voice and the persistent whirling synths infuse the desolation with compelling energy.
80
The Skinny
The points of reference on Hinterland may be remnants now, but Campbell’s still singing of them, reviving them in her own way.
80
AllMusic
Propelled by beats ranging from slinky to funky, these songs are even more structurally sound than before.
80
The Guardian
Campbell is that rare artist: one not just with a singular vision, but also the technical ability to realise it.
70
The 405

In contrast to her debut, and to its namesake, Hinterland feels joyous, celebratory in places.

70
Drowned in Sound

While Campbell's music hasn't done a complete U-turn and embraced sonic maximalism, the nine tracks on Hinterland benefit from greater depth, evident on even the sparsest cuts.

70
Spin

When any of Hinterland‘s nine disco-punk tracks gets in the pocket, the bass, guitar, and drums could run out for a half-hour, remaining insistent in their funk without breaking stride or sagging in momentum.

Mar 24, 2016
beespray989
82
This was first experience with Lonelady and I was impressed. A nice Funky Flow that gives you a solid feeling that you didn't waste your money or time on this one. It Has great tunes that get you going and keep you happy until the end.
Dec 10, 2015
EMR
73
The british singer-songwriter Julie Campbell brings out a bright ensemble of poppy melodies, guitar-led indie-rock/pop and even traces of post-punk dance grooves on her long awaited sophomore record. All of her influences show up strongly on Hinterland, but it is really her sharp songwriting and artistic identity that flash out in each track of the album, with some highlights on the first half. Overall a consistently fun work from start to finish on the surface, but also very deep in essence ... read more
Apr 30, 2015
thisisabtlgrnd
75
This is a solid album that I definitely overlooked when it first came out. I'm not familiar with LoneLady's debut, but this album combines post-punk, funk, synthpop and even krautrock to create some killer grooves. In some ways, it sounds like a darker, more experimental version of La Roux's Trouble in Paradise. The vocals aren't perfect and some songs go on a bit too long, but Hinterland is nonetheless enjoyable. I'll certainly be looking out for LoneLady's next release.

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Added on: March 10, 2015