- PARADISE

ANOHNI - PARADISE
CRITIC SCORE
77
Based on 8 reviews
USER SCORE
68
Based on
53 ratings

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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.

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.
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.
WildChameleon
62
+ Paradise
+ Paradise ...
+ ... Paradise
+ Eventually Ricochet
+ Thanks for Anohni, this just an EP ...

- ... Because it's very Uncohesive
pouls
39
I wasn't a big fan of her last album, and I see no reason to like this EP as well. It is an inconsistent EP, with filler tracks and some songs that are just terrible, and it is just one of my least favourite releases of this year thus far. Nothing presented here is interesting in my perspective, and the closest to a somewhat interesting moment has to be the second track, Paradise, but that's really just about it. The opener is absolute unnecessary in my opinion, and it sounds like an unfinished ... read more
Aoaystheory
68
Was a huge fan of "Hopelessness," this was not very good.
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Added on: January 26, 2017