Sculptor

Luluc - Sculptor
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2018 Ratings: #425 / 722
User Score
Based on 30 ratings
2018 Ratings: #688
July 13, 2018 / Release Date
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Sub Pop / Label
Indie Folk / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
The Line of Best Fit
Ultimately, the album repays careful and repeated attention, its varied qualities cohering effectively with a measured sense of control that, simultaneously, offers positive indications of the considerable potential for future even more diverse arrangements.
80
PopMatters

Sculptor is a small gift coming at the right time, a 36-minute reverie that nonetheless remains rooted in waking life.

80
Under The Radar
Four years after the acclaimed release of Passerby earned them global opportunities, the Australian duo of Zoe Randell and Steve Hassett are back with an album that complicates their modest aesthetic. The lyrical wrestling and sonic exploration nearly betrays their earliest work yet elevates their catalog—already so celebrated—to another level.
80
AllMusic
Employing a handful of tasteful collaborators ... Randall and Hassett have made a record that boldly turns a corner while still slotting neatly into their already sterling catalog.
80
The Guardian
You might listen to it and think of Cowboy Junkies; you might also think of the short stories of John Cheever, for this is suburban sadness recast as beauty.
75
Northern Transmissions
Luluc’s slow-burning folk is a heart-melting listen which can really put you through the ringer as you listen.
69
Paste

Randell and Hassett are a formidable musical team, certainly, with both skill and vision to spare. They proved that on Passerby. Sculptor, on the other hand, seems like it’s searching for the right path forward, with both glimmers of hope and rough patches.

60
Slant Magazine

With Sculptor, Luluc casts their characteristically serene and understated folk into a harsher, more challenging light.

48
Pitchfork

Sculptor postures as a manifesto of independent thought, without saying anything specific or of substance.

gas_souza
74
Spring - 75
Heist - 75
Kids - 75
Controversy - 70
Cambridge - 75
Me and Jasper - 75
Genius - 70
Moon Girl - 75
Needn't Be - 70
Sculptor - 75
ryanreviews
45
I found this album very hard to get through although I could see why people would like it
CheapandLethal
65
Better stuff out there
juliomuniz
NR
The more Pitchfork hates an album the better you know it actually is.
64
Imagine getting so worked up over this perfectly pleasant and inoffensive indie folk. Shame on Pitchfork for falsely projecting social justice ignorance onto a young, underground band; something personal must have happened, right? But anyway, as for what I think of “Sculptor”? It’s alright. Singles “Spring” and “Heist” are actually lovely and well-written pieces of quiet, introspective folk. Alas, Luluc lead with their two strongest tracks. Zoe ... read more
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Track List

  1. Spring
  2. Heist
  3. Kids
  4. Controversy
  5. Cambridge
  6. Me and Jasper
  7. Genius
  8. Moon Girl
  9. Needn't Be
  10. Sculptor
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Added on: May 10, 2018