Hilary Woods - Colt
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2018 Ratings: #552 / 671
User Score
Based on 20 ratings
June 8, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sacred Bones / Label
Ambient Pop / Genres
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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.
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.
Collectively, the songs play like movements of a single work, making for a consistent set of low-light, David Lynch-ian ambience.

Ultimately this album succeeds as an ominous exercise in atmosphere.

The 405
Other than a few brief moments, this record feels like a missed opportunity.
Northern Transmissions
Though thematically consistent, technically well-orchestrated and poetically poignant, the album can at times suffer from the monotony of still water.
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
Beautiful - Calm and thoughtful without being dull, indulgent or depressing.

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

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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
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Added on: March 29, 2018