Hilary Woods - Colt
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2018 Ratings: #613 / 746
User Score
Based on 27 ratings
2018 Ratings: #590
June 8, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sacred Bones / Label
Ambient Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
The Line of Best Fit
Every moment is meticulously constructed, building up a world that Woods has waited many years to inhabit, and she welcomes us with effortless grace and elegance.
80
Loud and Quiet
Despite its claustrophobic tendencies – due to this overwhelming exploration of loneliness and solitude – ‘Colt’ is a healing, empowering, human record, largely thanks to Woods’ understanding of melody and the impact it can have on one’s senses and emotions.
60
AllMusic
Collectively, the songs play like movements of a single work, making for a consistent set of low-light, David Lynch-ian ambience.
60
DIY

Ultimately this album succeeds as an ominous exercise in atmosphere.

60
The 405
Other than a few brief moments, this record feels like a missed opportunity.
60
Northern Transmissions
Though thematically consistent, technically well-orchestrated and poetically poignant, the album can at times suffer from the monotony of still water.
tha138
70
After watching most of David Lynch' films, the irish musician stayed awake all night long to give birth to her minimalistic debut, a late night album that works as a gentle act to calm down her ghosts.
holsgr
45
( ☆☆ ) uninspiring/flawed music
78
Hilary Woods on this album creates a lush set of songs with dreamy vibes and often a nightmarish atmosphere. Coming off as a cross between Zola Jesus and Marissa Nadler, the music on this album is often slow and very intense, and more often than not, beautiful. There are a few times that I worry a track or two overlap a little too much, and one or two tracks could have been more fleshed out. But overall, I think this is a very solid debut that shows Hilary's talents. I actually would have ... read more
78
Beautiful - Calm and thoughtful without being dull, indulgent or depressing.

Best songs: Take Him In, Jesus Said, Sever
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#34/Bandcamp Daily

Track List

  1. Inhaler
  2. Prodigal Dog
  3. Take Him In
  4. Kith
  5. Jesus Said
  6. Sever
  7. Black Rainbow
  8. Limbs
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