I Need to Start a Garden

Haley Heynderickx - I Need to Start a Garden
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2018 Ratings: #217 / 735
User Score
Based on 182 ratings
2018 Ratings: #101
March 2, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Mama Bird / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

84
GIGsoup

With its subtly radiant psychedelia, Haley Heynderickx's full-length debut figures to be a dark horse contender for numerous year-end lists and is bound to make ripples among underground circles.

80
Exclaim!

Heynderickx's music sounds fresh and improvised, as much about process as it is about poetry and craft.

80
musicOMH

As accomplished as the album is, there’s a sense that this is just the beginning. At just eight tracks long and with a half-hour running time, I Want To Start A Garden is more an introduction to Haley Heynderickx than a fully formed declaration.

80
DIY

Tender without being twee, this debut LP ultimately captures a moment that is both genuine and touching.

80
The Skinny

The garden of Haley Heynderickx’s debut album may be yet to sprout, but it's already teeming with life.

75
Under The Radar

This album serves as a treasure trove into which repeated delves are absolutely demanded.

73
Pitchfork

I Need to Start a Garden carves paths through loneliness and confesses long-harbored uncertainty, doing both with the acuity of someone comfortable enough to be honest about her doubts.

70
PopMatters

Throughout I Need to Start a Garden, she speaks of improvement. She strives to be good, but she's honest about the difficulty human life brings forth. Humility is a virtue. Her songs display this, and it's refreshing to be sure.

EMR
53
Great many garden allusions permeate newcomer singer/songwriter Haley Heynderickxs' new release, and for her many qualities (if one could be highlighted, it'd definitely be her ease with wordplay, the dry, but loose, creative sense of humour and that provocative tinge most of her lines tend to convey), a wider audience waits eager for the curtains to open, revealing the charming persona and an even more polished voice, capable of easy-going folk-balladry deliver, but also harsher rock ... read more
JohnLouisHoward
92
delicate intensity from a massive talent.
ACreativeName
75
the horns on The Bug Collector >>>>>>>>>> Life itself
amw100
57
didnt find much interesrting about this album except for the "I NEED TO START A GARDEN" part, pretty good just kinda uninteresting
CJAYy
96
Y’all hate this? (pt. 3)
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Track List

  1. No Face
  2. The Bug Collector
  3. Jo
  4. Worth It
  5. Show You a Body
  6. Untitled God Song
  7. Oom Sha La La
  8. Drinking Song
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Added on: January 20, 2018