Music For People In Trouble
Susanne Sundfør - Music For People In Trouble
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2017 Rank: #18 / 628
User Score
Based on 167 ratings
September 8, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Bella Union / Label
Art Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
God Is in the TV

Music For People In Trouble is another exceptional masterpiece from the best songwriter around.

90
Northern Transmissions
While it may not be exactly what fans are expecting, it will please anyone thanks to her amazing song writing
80
The Line of Best Fit

Musically and lyrically, Music for People in Trouble retains the dark heart of the previous album, but the mood is more introspective, at least on the surface.

80
AllMusic

Such militant introspection can sometimes be off-putting, but Music for People in Trouble is rooted in empathy, and even at its most cynical ... the warmth of its core radiates outward.

80
The Guardian

Another triumph for Sundfør, who delivers complex, maudlin subjects with lightness and majesty.

80
musicOMH

Music For People In Trouble will perhaps be a surprise for those who came to Sundfør via her last album, but they won’t be disappointed. This is an album full of hidden depths, stark emotion, and most importantly, absolutely beautiful songs.

80
The 405

Susanne Sundfør’s new album Music For People In Trouble goes for simplicity over technology in her most personal work to date, conveying her feeling of wholeness as a musician again. The rule of ‘less is more’ can be a double-edged sword, but in this case simplicity is the clear winner.

80
Clash
Her previous LP, although conventional by Sundfør’s unique standard, contained moments of wild, gloriously unhinged songcraft but now it feels as if the more leftfield strands of her sound — such as her experimentation with structure — are being pushed to the fore, and it’s thrilling to behold.
80
PopMatters

Music for People in Trouble is poetry without being poetry. It is one of the gentlest excursions of art pop to come this year. Susanne Sundfør might have perfected a sound she has been searching for.

Sep 8, 2017*
gabromzk
91
Another triumphant album for one of the most underrated artist.
Edit. It's definitely a grower
Sep 19, 2017*
EMR
77
The feeling of being carried away, not cherished, not nourished, not taken care of, but carried away by life may strike many as a shock too harsh to handle. And it is, if one suddenly realizes he or she has been cast away like a leave driven aimless by the wind. The utter sense of helplessness that overtakes us all, inevitably, at a certain point of our lives.

Responsible for one of 2015's most intriguing synthpop releases, norwegian singer-songwriter Susanne Sundfør's Music for People ... read more
Sep 14, 2017
BonoLightier
80
I'm gonna be honest: I was expecting this album to follow the electronic and sophisti-pop influences of "Ten Love Songs". However, I was not disappointed in the slightest. This new work showcases her most vulnerable, eerie and raw side. She said she wanted to feel like an artist again, well, and we never doubted that from her.
Best songs: "Reincarnation", "The Sound Of War", "Undercover", "No One Believes In Love Anymore", ... read more
Sep 17, 2017
DiegoPaim01
81
Lindo, lindo disco. Uma série de músicas bem sólidas, um disco muito bem formatado. Pra começar, a atmosfera que percorre este disco de profunda melancolia e intimidade é muito bem produzida, de forma muito envolvente e comovente. Há uma organicidade bem potente nesta produção, as músicas soam muito vivas e limpas, o que reverbera muito bem a expressividade dessas composições. Seja os pianos, cordas e principalmente a ... read more
Jun 14, 2017
heavenshapedbox
NR
Vem rainha <3
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Track List
  1. Mantra
  2. Reincarnation
  3. Good Luck Bad Luck
  4. The Sound of War
  5. Music For People In Trouble
  6. Bedtime Story
  7. Undercover
  8. No One Believes In Love Anymore
  9. The Golden Age
  10. Mountaineers (feat. John Grant)


Added on: June 6, 2017