- Halcyon

Ellie Goulding - Halcyon
CRITIC SCORE
67
Based on 11 reviews
2012 Rank: #558 / 860
USER SCORE
74
Based on
49 ratings

WHAT DO YOU THINK?
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CRITIC REVIEWS

82
Paste

It’s a deeper, more satisfying experience, with emotional substance that Lights so sorely lacked.

70
Consequence of Sound

In today’s era of pop, where computers find the soul for winning contestants, it’s hard to scoff at Goulding, whose sole problem on her record is being too emotionally redundant. 

70
PopMatters

On Halcyon Goulding amplifies her music genealogy, both who she is and who she’s been, in what is an often successful attempt to transition to iconic stardom. 

50
NME

‘Halcyon’ sees Goulding’s quirky-as-usual vocals lazily spliced into factory-standard chart dance.

User Reviews
Feb 9, 2015
100
I'd regret giving her anything less. I swear she has a gift at covering songs and making her own songs either emotional or just flat out cool. My Blood is by far the song that stood out the most in this album and deserved some award recognition.
Jun 20, 2014
rapmartin12
92
Stand-out Tracks:
- Anything Could Happen
- Figure 8
Dec 16, 2013
87
Top 5 : My Blood, Don't Say A Word, Only You, Anything Could Happen & Explosions.
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DETAILS

October 9, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Polydor / Label
Indie Pop / Genres
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Track List
  1. Don't Say a Word
  2. My Blood
  3. Anything Could Happen 
  4. Only You
  5. Figure 8
  6. JOY
  7. Hanging On (featuring Tinie Tempah)
  8. Explosions
  9. I Know You Care
  10. Dead in the Water
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First Listen: BJ The Chicago Kid, 'In My Mind'


Added on: September 5, 2012


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