- Kelly Lee Owens

Kelly Lee Owens - Kelly Lee Owens
CRITIC SCORE
80
Based on 9 reviews
2017 Rank: #36 / 227
USER SCORE
77
Based on
98 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
Pitchfork

The Welsh singer and producer leaves her indie rock past behind and mixes dream pop and ambient techno on her immensely varied and fully-formed debut.

80
No Ripcord

Owens consistently and effortlessly locates sweet spots without ever falling into a specific alcove, showing a maturity and understanding of her craft seldom seen on a debut LP.

76
Resident Advisor

Owens is an exciting new artist. Her voice is lovely. Her songwriting is accessible. Her arrangements feel smooth, and she moves with ease between styles.

70
AllMusic

Owens' album seems a bit scattered and all over the place, but its sense of dream logic is intriguing, and its best moments are captivating.

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.
DiegoPaim01
76
Sólido debut. É uma música eletrônica que em nenhum momento soa sintética ou artificial, com uma sonoridade que transmite um bom sentido de ambientação e pano de fundo. Beats que flertam com o tecno e com a house music, melodias de teclados aqui e ali com bastante sutileza carregam essas músicas de bastante minimalismo, ainda que soe experimental pela estrutura dessas músicas. Gosto da levada futurista e atmosférica, a energia ... read more
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90
this is the kind of music you should listen to at work... she's the next big thing.
exception
74
There are a few really catchy tracks, but nothing is super engaging, and starts to kind of drone on for a bit longer than it should. Owens' singing doesn't add any more value to the record, and the production seems to flatline about 1/3 of the way through. Owens is still very young, so I think if she works on her own individual sound, she can easily produce one of the better electronic albums of the decade.

fav tracks: Lucid, Bird
unknownpleasure
60
It's ok, honestly not such a huge fan but I can see why people enjoyed this. Lucid is a really great track.
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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