- Infinite Worlds

Vagabon - Infinite Worlds
CRITIC SCORE
84
Based on 7 reviews
2017 Rank: #9 / 440
USER SCORE
76
Based on
207 ratings

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100
A.V. Club

In the eight songs that compose the record, there’s not a second that feels extraneous, making for 28 minutes of uncompromising and effortless genre-bending. It’s a stunning record, apparently for all parties involved.

90
Exclaim!

Much like Solange's A Seat at the Table, Infinite Worlds offers several platforms for Tamko to navigate blackness, personhood, love and safe spaces on her own terms.

85
Pitchfork

Guided by a more mature sound, Infinite Worlds is the rock music we need nowadays, when it seems like home, wherever it might be, is getting farther away.

80
DIY

‘Infinite Worlds’ is a jumble of fuzz-wrapped postcards and remembered snapshots.

75
The 405

Infinite Worlds is accomplished and stirring, but it’s also sprinkled with surprise intimacies, distinguishing it as one of the most remarkable and challenging releases so far this year.

70
AllMusic

Infinite Worlds is an inward-looking album, perfect for soundtracking quiet evenings spent pondering life choices and wondering what it all means. Tamko sounds like she's done plenty of each and that comes through clearly in her vocals, the expansive nature of her melodies, and the overall restless and questing spirit of the album.

70
Tiny Mix Tapes

At its best center, Infinite Worlds gives the song back to the person. Despair is stationary: at our best, we move.

May 18, 2017
77
First of all, the critical reviews for this album are really annoying to read -- they get the album wrong both thematically and sonically. Anyone expecting a life-changing new sound here is going to be disappointed. What Vagabon does offer, however, is an interesting and engaging take on DIY indie rock, more in the vein of Lady Lamb or Waxahatchee than Solange, with a distinctive voice and interesting lyrics that are most powerful when addressing alienation and fear.
Feb 26, 2017
JFulfy
82
This album is filled with soft vocals in rough noise, balanced to perfection. Every song is a new adventure, that carries out the similar idea of an infinite world(s). This album will most likely go up in rating soon, upon first listen there is nothing lacking in the creative experience, continually making me want to come back for more.

Fav Tracks: The Embers, Mal a L'aise, 100 Years, Cleaning House
Mar 22, 2017
EMR
63
A considerably charming and charismatic work by the melancholic young artist Laetitia Tamko, now using everything in her power - from guitars, bass and drums rock-combo to electronic setups and beyond, to create a set of reflective songs that hold the same kind of confused and introspective detours of artists like Courtney Barnett and Hop Along, but slightly escaping this scenario and building one of her own, even if that place is located at the very epicenter to where many indie names converge ... read more
Mar 2, 2017*
kidhead
69
sooo balanced and with that 00's vibe

edit: i've literally heard this album millions of times, didn't deserve that score
Jul 5, 2017
64
I do like the overall atmosphere of the record and Tamko's vocals are pleasant to the ear, however I find this to be extremely generic within the genre, like I've heard this done before better with acts like Waxahatchee, Florist and even kind of Mitski. That interlude in the middle it's just confusing, it breaks the continuity of the album and it doesn't add anything interesting or new to it, it's very repetitive. Even with its flaws I still recommend "Minneapolis" and "Cold ... read more
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