Dilly Dally - Heaven
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2018 Ratings: #152 / 667
User Score
Based on 52 ratings
2018 Ratings: #91
September 14, 2018 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

85
Northern Transmissions
With more gloss and neon in their pocket, Dilly Dally move beyond throttling punk for something deeper.
80
The Skinny

Despite the ferocity, there is undoubtedly uplift woven into the very fabric of each of Heaven’s blistering tracks.

80
Exclaim!
In darkness, Dilly Dally found their way back to one another and created light. Heaven is the sound of coming into your own.
80
Dork
A vision of a life still to live, it’ll hopefully be a long time until Dilly Dally ascend yet.
80
NME
As the album’s title implies, this is transcendent stuff.
80
DIY
‘Heaven’ sees Dilly Dally battling the increasing presence of evil around them, as well as their own personal demons, and emerging the other side defiant and reborn.
80
The 405
Dilly Dally are, above all else, a band that understand the transcendent potential of guitar noise, and they wield it expertly here.
80
Spectrum Culture

Heaven may not sound especially revolutionary, but it quickly works its way into your mind to become an unforgettable experience.

80
GIGsoup

The album’s vibe reflects remarkable internal variations, blending electrical bursts of voice and sound.

78
Pitchfork
Written amid a period of intra-band tumult, Dilly Dally’s thrilling second album foregrounds frontwoman Kate Monks’ singular voice as she riffs on themes of power, sex, confidence, and self-care.
70
Loud and Quiet
Dilly Dally have survived the turbulent early years of being in a band, and despite of some of the difficulties ‘Heaven’ is an album that looks up instead of down.
70
Clash
Toronto group deliver a rousing, operatic sophomore album.
tinymusiccritic
79
As far as music video concepts go, digging up the bodies of your lifeless bandmates as a visual metaphor for your return from the brink of permanent disbandment, could be deemed a little too on the nose. However, that’s exactly what Dilly Dally went for to accompany advance single and sophomore album opener, ‘I Feel Free.’ It ties in perfectly with the narrative being presented by guitarist/vocalist, Katie Monks, and her bandmates, as they do their rounds of the press ... read more
luna128
76
what is this, binding of Isaac?
MasterCrackfox
81
This is a strange modern mix that sounds like Smashing Pumpkins and Hole mixed with some shoegaze and a gnarly, grizzled female vocalization. This is more than up my alley and I would have never expected to enjoy it as much as I did until I picked it up. This is going to be on heavy repeat for the rest of the year, guaranteed.

Favorite track: Sober Motel
DiegoPaim01
69
Gosto do som deles, bem ambíguo: peso mas sensibilidade melódica, explosão mas atmosfera, etc. As guitarras e os vocais tem uma boa justaposição, soa bem. Mas sei lá, eles parecem um pouco deslocados de seu tempo, é um som que eu poderia ouvir tranquilamente em alguma banda dos anos 90, e provavelmente sendo feito melhor. Mas é uma boa pedida se vc procura um noise pop/rock alternativo.
PSHANDY
84
極悪なディストーションギターと叫びにも似た強烈な歌声が炸裂する今作について、バンドのフロントウーマンは「もし私たちが天国に行ったら作るであろう作品」とコメントしていて、そういうアティチュードも含めて愛せる一枚。
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Track List

  1. I Feel Free
  2. Doom
  3. Believe
  4. Sober Motel
  5. Sorry Ur Mad
  6. Marijuana
  7. Pretty Cold
  8. Bad Biology
  9. Heaven
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Added on: June 29, 2018