AOTY 2017
Ellie Goulding - Halcyon
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2012 Ratings: #565 / 929
User Score
Based on 102 ratings
2012 Ratings: #146
October 9, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Polydor / Label
Indie Pop / Genres
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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.

Nov 16, 2017
rebeligado
65
Don't Say a Word 6.5
My Blood 7.0
Anything Could Happen 7.5
Only You 7.5
Halcyon 6.0
Figure 8 7.0
JOY 6.5
Hanging On 8.0
Explosions 6.0
I Know You Care 5.0
Atlantis 6.5
Dead in the Water 5.0
May 21, 2017
PMM
70
Don't Say a Word 9
My Blood 7.2
Anything Could Happen 7.3
Only You 10
Halcyon 7.4
Figure 8 8.1
Joy 6.2
Hanging On 8.6
Explosions 5.6
I Know You Care 7
Atlantis 4.8
Dead in the Water 6.7
I Need Your Love 5.3
Lights 7.5
Your Song 7.3
The Ending 7
High for This 6.4
Stay Awake 4.9
Ritual 5.7
In My City 5.8
Without Your Love 6.4
Hanging On 9.2
Feb 27, 2017*
luisdelrey2016
80
► BEST TRACKS: "Anything Could Happen", "Only You", "Figure 8", "JOY" and "I Know You Care"
► WORST TRACKS: "Don't Say a Word"
Jun 8, 2016
RandyXXX8
76
Anything Could Happen is certainly the best music of Ellie, and Halcyon their best album.
May 24, 2015
ejscanlan
90
What an album!
END OF YEAR LISTS
#40/Gigwise
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


Added on: September 5, 2012