On Dark Horses

Emma Ruth Rundle - On Dark Horses
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2018 Ratings: #167 / 735
User Score
Based on 69 ratings
2018 Ratings: #133
September 14, 2018 / Release Date
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Sargent House / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Exclaim!

This is another confident step forward by an artist who continues to dazzle us with new sides of herself.

80
AllMusic

On Dark Horses is a far more collaborative affair, and while it still looks inward, it does so with the kind of steely warmth that can only come from somebody who has seen the light at the end of the tunnel as clearly as they've seen the oncoming train.

80
The 405

There’s no denying how incredibly dark and ominous Rundle’s latest comes across, but as she slowly unearths hope, On Dark Horses offers a powerful reminder to take back control of your life.

74
This is the first Emma Ruth Rundle album that’s really clicked for me. Too heavy to really be dream pop, too melodic and clear to be shoegaze, too loud to fit in with most singer-songwriters, she’s really doing her own thing, and it’s impressive. “On Dark Horses” is an especially powerful record, filled with dramatic towers of guitars, with Rundle in the center of the action, fully in control. The peak comes in the form of “Dead Set Eyes,” a monster of ... read more
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Track List

  1. Fever Dreams
  2. Control
  3. Darkhorse
  4. Races
  5. Dead Set Eyes
  6. Light Song
  7. Apathy on the Indiana Border
  8. You Don't Have to Cry
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