AOTY 2017
PARADISE
ANOHNI - PARADISE
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
User Score
Based on 85 ratings
2017 Ratings: #339
March 17, 2017 / Release Date
EP / Format
Secretly Canadian, Rough Trade / Label
Electropop, Art Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Exclaim!

The sheer force of the music, coupled with the weight of the EP's profoundly politicized lyrics, propels it well beyond that of a simple protest album.

80
PopMatters

Paradise is a searing and compelling indictment of our global predicament. These songs smolder and burn like never before, making for an intense and necessarily uncomfortable listening experience.

80
The Skinny

Paradise may be titled ironically, but it refuses to wallow in cynicism, ending with concern about the state of the world, but hoping that unity will guide us through difficult times.

77
Pitchfork

Paradise challenges its listeners to emotionally engage with their surroundings in hopes that they develop a conscious understanding that there are consequences to our daily conveniences.

75
Paste

ANOHNI has never had trouble flooring us with big feelings. Her challenge now is jolting us to take action.

75
The 405

Paradise is a safe bridge from HOPELESSNESS, where the singer is able to express herself in another wide collection of musical manifestos.

70
AllMusic

While the assaultive nature of Hopelessness was a bit hard to take for 41 minutes, Paradise makes a stronger impression at only 23, making its blunt but powerfully articulate points and then moving on.

60
Crack Magazine

If Paradise isn’t an easy record, it is an important one. Post-Trump, Anohni’s message is even more potent. Don’t look away.

Mar 17, 2017
exception
58
With the exception of the songs Paradise and Jesus Will Kill You, the follow up release to Anohni's stellar Hopelessness album last year is a huge letdown. With filler (on a fucking EP) and just straight up boring songs, it makes me wonder if Oneohtrix Point Never and Hudson Mohawke were the true stars of her last album, and not Anohni herself.
Oct 10, 2017
65
After the killer HOPELESSNESS, you'd expect that ANOHNI's leftover would be incredible too... well they're not. It's not that I'm against these kind of EPs but in this case I think there's really no point in releasing it. The songs indeed deal with themes of her debut but here without a solid context they feel rather empty, like they're just wandering in space. They're just don't excite me or feel enough focused.

Fav tracks: Ricochet.
Least fav track: Jesus Will Kill You.
Apr 20, 2017
holsgr
84
ANOHNI ha conquistado mis oídos con esta necesaria muestra de art pop denuncia. En cada uno de los tracks impone su particular sello y carácter que la identifican como artista.

Track preferido: She Doesn’t Mourn Her Loss
Mar 26, 2017
70
After a great album, this LP isn't satisfy at all. Sound is too loud and suppress vocal. So that the lyrics ununderstandable at all.
Mar 21, 2017
WildChameleon
62
+ Paradise
+ Paradise ...
+ ... Paradise
+ Eventually Ricochet
+ Thanks for Anohni, this just an EP ...

- ... Because it's very Uncohesive
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Track List
  1. In My Dreams
  2. Paradise
  3. Jesus Will Kill You
  4. You Are My Enemy
  5. Ricochet
  6. She Doesn’t Mourn Her Loss


Added on: January 26, 2017