- Kelly Lee Owens

Kelly Lee Owens - Kelly Lee Owens
CRITIC SCORE
82
Based on 5 reviews
2017 Rank: #11 / 154
USER SCORE
80
Based on
38 ratings

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90
Exclaim!

Kelly Lee Owens is warm, emotive and well-produced, the work of a natural talent that will only get better with time. I can't wait to hear what she'll do next. 

80
Clash

Owens’ attraction to the emotive potential of sound is a theme that perhaps runs up against the Daniel Avery influences on the record, yet she has still produced a debut that is full of depth and one that exposes the scope of electronic music beyond just the club.

80
musicOMH

It’s credit to her that within the congested realm of electronic music her record stands proudly distinct, as it is both danceable and meditative music with genuine heart. And with that Kelly Lee Owens has made a more than promising debut.

80
Loud and Quiet

At its heart, however, this is still a record with techno at its core, and it’s demonstrated by Owens’ aptitude for subtlety and nuance.

80
The Line of Best Fit

A work of great craft, multifaceted charm, and, yes, an alluring marriage of the visceral to the gentle, this album feels like the opening chapter of a thrilling career.

80
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90
this is the kind of music you should listen to at work... she's the next big thing.
BuffaloStaple
87
Man, this album is my type of shit!! For me this is so far one of the biggest highlights of 2017, the production on this thing is just fuckin glorious to me. It's wonderfully minimal and experimental at the same time, and Kelly's vocals are just heavenly all over this album and work so well over these very ethereal, synthetic instrumentals. I thought sonically the whole album was just an incredibly satisfying listen, the way all these tracks flow together so smoothly and how they are all so ... read more
85
Grouper meets Jessy Lanza. WINNER.
81
I wish the world was full of young women who made techno music like this. Not that they would want anything to do with me but id at least feel better about the direction this planet was going in.
85
At some points this album reminds me of the likes of Kiasmos and Jon Hopkins.
At some other stages it reminds me of the likes of Shura with Kelly Lee Owens' pop voice.
Overall this is one of the few electronic albums I'll come back to when I'm in the mood for such music.
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DETAILS

March 24, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Smalltown Supersound / Label
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Track List
  1. S.O
  2. Arthur
  3. Anxi. (feat. Jenny Hval)
  4. Lucid
  5. Evolution
  6. Bird
  7. Throwing Lines
  8. Cbm
  9. Keep Walking
  10. 8
Contributions By
CoL1, thisisabtlgrnd, patton


Added on: January 18, 2017