Hundred Waters - Communicating
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2017 Rank: #375 / 628
User Score
Based on 38 ratings
September 14, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
OWSLA / Label
Your Review


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

Taken as a whole, Communicating presents a multi-layered universe of off-center pop well worth exploring.


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.

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.
Consequence of Sound

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

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.

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.

Nov 6, 2017
This was a great find and great listen.
Nov 1, 2017
The overall work is OK, but "Wave to Anchor" deserves a place in best tracks of 2017.
Sep 15, 2017
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
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
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