The Ophelias - Almost
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2018 Ratings: #423 / 717
User Score
Based on 41 ratings
2018 Ratings: #339
July 13, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Joyful Noise / Label
Indie Pop, Art Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

85
Northern Transmissions

The Ophelias take jangly indie pop and constantly throw something new into it arrangement-wise or in their writing to keep you interested and guessing.

71
Pitchfork

The Cincinnati quartet’s second album uses bright surfaces to obscure sinister intentions, clothing dark songs in indie-pop innocence.

70
AllMusic

The overall effect is warm, unsettling, and artful, but most of all catchy, up to and including the intimate closer, "Moon Like Sour Candy," which ends with a mandate to try.

70
FLOOD Magazine

The sound of women comparing notes in the spotlight to create something unusual, beautiful, and wholly relatable.

60
PopMatters

The Ophelias' lyrics are at times impassioned, but the vocals are banal. Yet the maturity that arises from their individual and musical self-actualization carries Almost.

JTnC
70
Immediately intrigued by what felt like a uniqueness in the field of indie pop. What followed was a soft wave of pleasentries. Which is fine.
MasterCrackfox
71
There is a strong vibe to this album but it never fully gets going like it feels like it edges towards. Maybe some more time would have really solidified this album but that doesn't mean the theoretical buildup here doesn't still sound solid.

Favorite track: O Command
ZoilPlaylist
75
another female musicians. and it seems that this decade, indie music is dominated by women
DiegoPaim01
75
vindo do indie pop e do dream pop, gostei bastante do arranjo e da produção dessas músicas: sútil, doce, levemente experimental, bem fluído. Gosto das linhas de baixo, das cordas, as melodias vocais também...a banda ainda falta encontrar sua personalidade, mas tem uma proposta legal.
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Track List

  1. Fog
  2. General Electric
  3. Lover's Creep
  4. Night Signs
  5. O Command
  6. Lunar Rover
  7. Bird
  8. House
  9. Zero
  10. Moon Like Sour Candy
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Added on: May 12, 2018