Church of Scars

Bishop Briggs - Church of Scars
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 58 ratings
2018 Ratings: #358
April 20, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Teleport, Island / Label
Pop Soul, Electropop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Exclaim!

Church of Scars is a fine collection that highlights McLaughlin's prowess as a vocalist. Her talent in mixing an array of genres into a cohesive package has become a staple of her style, yielding sounds that are incredibly infectious while still packing a punch.

80
Northern Transmissions

With more hits than misses on this record and an undeniably stirring through line in McLaughlin’s performance, this record really showcases everything she’s bringing to the table.

60
Slant Magazine

Spread across 10 tracks, though, Briggs's formula ultimately reveals itself to be one-note.

808thDimension
20
Basically Imagine Dragons with a female front singer.
distraughtonaut
78
Despite the fact that Church of Scars is really just a collection of radio hit singles that you have heard over the past couple of years, it somehow is one of the best pop experiences you will get this year. You are almost immediately reminded why we fell in love with Bishop for bridging the gap between pop and indie with songs like River, and continue to enjoy the environment created by such songs. When listening, you forget that you have probably heard many songs on the radio already, and ... read more
MasterCrackfox
59
Once you hear one song from this album, you've heard them all. Although Briggs has an emphatic and pure voice, the one-dimensional nature of this album brings it down tremendously. However, if you like one song off this at least you'll know you'll enjoy the rest; at least, it would make sense that you would.

Favorite track: River
62
Just filler after filler
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Track List

  1. Tempt My Trouble
  2. River
  3. Lyin'
  4. White Flag
  5. Dream
  6. Wild Horses
  7. Hallowed Ground
  8. Water
  9. The Fire
  10. Hi-Lo (Hollow)
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Added on: April 4, 2018