- Aromanticism

Moses Sumney - Aromanticism
CRITIC SCORE
82
Based on 10 reviews
2017 Rank: #50 / 572
USER SCORE
80
Based on
82 ratings

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91
Consequence of Sound

Like a hyper-layered painting that’s simultaneously subdued or a thin piece of literature whose words puncture your heart, Aromanticism overwhelms with its ability to put weary emotions into words and then wring emotion from them once again.

90
The 405

Aromanticism is an album that is heartfelt and heartbreaking, and, from the opening chorals to the closing moments of ‘Self Help Tape’, is an album like no other.

86
Pitchfork

Aromanticism’s quietude and calm sensitivity deliver a musical detoxification from the exhausting stream of information that now constitutes a normal day of news.

85
Northern Transmissions

Aromanticism is the realisation of a promising talent that manages to make a meaningful statement on love, both romantic and platonic.

80
Exclaim!

With Aromanticism, Moses Sumney creates a harmonious world in which he speaks from a position that isn't often recognized. Sumney approaches the complexities of relationships, power structures and an inability to experience romantic love with a quiet, powerful confidence.

80
Under The Radar

Throughout, Sumney's gifted voice is a constant source of fascination and pushes the beauty of Aromanticism to triumphant heights.

80
The Guardian
On a concept album about lovelessness, he creates a cavernous feeling of loneliness using soundscapes similar to those Nigel Godrich explores.
70
Loud and Quiet
Moses Sumney’s debut album for Jagjaguwar comes as close to capturing the transient, longing liminality that is the experience of looking for love in the twenty-first century as anything I’ve ever heard.
70
Crack Magazine

As such, Aromanticism is a pensive journey through dreamlands but also incredibly candid.

70
The Line of Best Fit

Bereft of any shine or polish, Aromanticism is a piercing debut collection of songs of remarkable intensity.

Sep 3, 2017*
aaron
69
I feel this will be the R&B AOTY.

Update:
Nope.
Oct 2, 2017
pouls
64
An enjoyable debut album coming from Moses Sumney. Here, the art pop singer displays some potential for his following releases, with an album that brings forth a toned down and rather relaxing sound, complemented with Sumney's beautiful vocals. Some of the songs here a bit one-dimensional and I'm not always impressed with what he comes through with here, but this is still a decent and enjoyable album, and a slight breath of fresh air in the current art pop scene.
Sep 26, 2017
92
beautiful, other-worldly electro-folk that comes across as something far more sure of itself than a typical debut album - one of the top 10 albums of 2017
Oct 4, 2017
wolfgangAMADEUS
90
aromantism is not one pf these compilation debut album.It tells a story..from front to back
Oct 2, 2017
DiegoPaim01
70
Cansativo. Mtas boas ideias na estréia dele, gosto da sua voz limpa e forte, da forma como ele busca explorar elementos do R&B e do Soul junto com ideias do folk e do indie rock mais experimental. O resultado são arranjos um tanto criativos, progressões pouco usuais e muito espaço para a experimentação vocal que ele emprega nessas músicas. Mas não vai muito longe disso. Acho que as melodias vocais dele são muito extensas, e ... read more
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September 22, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Jagjaguwar / Label
mosessumney.com / Website
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Track List
  1. Man on the Moon (Reprise)
  2. Don't Bother Calling
  3. Plastic
  4. Quarrel
  5. Stoicism
  6. Lonely World
  7. Make Out in My Car
  8. The Cocoon-Eyed Baby
  9. Doomed
  10. Indulge Me
  11. Self-Help Tape
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Added on: July 10, 2017