- Communicating

Hundred Waters - Communicating
CRITIC SCORE
72
Based on 6 reviews
2017 Rank: #319 / 507
USER SCORE
73
Based on
18 ratings

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85
The 405
Through their highly freeform but affectionate collaboration, the trio consistently accentuates the potency of the passion in the songs.
75
Pitchfork

Much of Communicating rings with melancholy, though there’s no anger or anxious prickle to these songs—more like a dull, lingering ache, the kind you feel when you’ve left something unsaid and lost your chance to say it.

74
GIGsoup
It can sometimes be difficult to follow success with something better, but Hundred Waters have turned in a solid album that will undoubtedly earn them more of what they worked so hard for. Look for them to appear on some year-end best lists.
67
Consequence of Sound

An intriguing record that pushes boundaries, Communicating proves why Hundred Waters are always worth paying attention to.

60
Loud and Quiet
‘Communicating’ is far stronger when its creators play to their strengths, rather than focus their energies on widening their audience, and Nicole Miglis’ emotionally bruised half-whispers are infinitely more suited to intimate arrangements.
60
PopMatters

Hundred Waters’ talent is apparent throughout the new record, but Communicating lacks the thematic and sonic cohesion that its predecessor embodied so fully. The result is an album with many appealing parts, but a core that feels unstable or even non-existent.

Sep 15, 2017
NR
I really like it. I think it's an album that digests differently than TMRLAB but it's no less good. I think this one actually has a lot of emotion, powerful chord progressions, sounds, and structures. It really sucks you in deep when you're listening. I wasn't sure if I would like it after their EP which I found underwhelming, but it really surprised me and I love it.
Sep 14, 2017
tigerballoon99
77
Some of the magic that made The Moon Rang Like a Bell so special is gone, sure, but this is still a damn good album. I really wish they had replaced Particle with Jewel in My Hands or some other song though.

BEST MOMENT: The buildup to the end of Blanket Me

STANDOUTS: Wave to Anchor, Firelight, Re:, Fingers, Communicating, Blanket Me
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September 14, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
OWSLA / Label
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Track List
  1. Particle
  2. Wave to Anchor
  3. Prison Guard
  4. Parade
  5. At Home & In My Head
  6. Firelight
  7. Re:
  8. Fingers
  9. Communicating
  10. Blanket Me
  11. Better
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Added on: July 12, 2017