Hilary Woods - Colt
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2018 Ratings: #437 / 534
User Score
Based on 20 ratings
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.
Aug 23, 2018
CheapandLethal
85
Great
Jun 13, 2018
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
Jun 11, 2018
78
Beautiful - Calm and thoughtful without being dull, indulgent or depressing.

Best songs: Take Him In, Jesus Said, Sever
Jun 10, 2018
NR
Excelent debut album. Very calm, inspiring... Melancholic, but not too depressing. If you like Grouper, you would love it. 85/100

relief...
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Track List
  1. Inhaler
  2. Prodigal Dog
  3. Take Him In
  4. Kith
  5. Jesus Said
  6. Sever
  7. Black Rainbow
  8. Limbs
Contributions By
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Added on: March 29, 2018