AOTY 2018

The Lamb

Lala Lala - The Lamb
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2018 Ratings: #128 / 705
User Score
Based on 58 ratings
2018 Ratings: #176
September 28, 2018 / Release Date
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Indie Rock / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
The Skinny

The Lamb is a beautiful, compelling and life-affirming record about being young and confused and it's Lillie West' best work yet as Lala Lala.

85
Northern Transmissions

By constantly subverting your expectations and being emotionally open, Lala Lala creates a breathtaking piece of work that favours range over consistency.

85
Under The Radar

The Lamb cloaks itself in a sobering, stable minded, eloquently thought out state of realism. West's lyrics read like observational prose, her melodies hashed out and clearly defined.

80
The 405

Sometimes it's a kick out the door we need, and much like West herself on the cover, The Lamb feels like a cold ocean wind. It might not always be comfortable, but it'll sure jerk you back to where you need to be.

75
Pitchfork

On her second album, Lillie West retains the charming simplicity of her songs, but she finds new depth as a songwriter as she explores the act of standing up to herself.

74
Paste

By this point in her life and by the end of the record, West has, by no means, figured it all out or emerged victorious, but the point of The Lamb is that she’s trying and her efforts have resulted in a colorful listen and touching journey.

70
Loud and Quiet

While the whole thing falls short of out-right redemption and self-forgiveness, there are flashes of a pop heart.

67
A.V. Club

The Lamb is a step forward for West, but here’s hoping its cleaned-up approach doesn’t end up reining her in too much.

Midline
86
This is probably the most fun I've had listening to an album this year Lillie has the ability to fall into the mainstream reverby guitar type rock that is an abundant right now but she stands far from the crowd thanks to sharp writing and brisk vocals.

But it's in the instrumentation and production where this record really really shines on all fronts. This thing is packed with 10 under 3-minute songs that have some of the richest slaps I've heard this year. They go back exactly when they need ... read more
DiegoPaim01
80
o disco que mais gostei neste segundo semestre, provavelmente. bela produção, soa muito bem, com a melancolia e a brisa dos dias de meia-estação. gostei bastante das harmonias, os efeitos, soa exatamente como eu quero que um indie pop hoje em dia soe. E tem personalidade, é divertido apesar de tudo. N cansei de ouvir ainda.
Plats
85
A short but sweet collection of extremely fun tunes delivered by Lillie West’s incredible writing, great instrumentation and beautiful production.

Fav Tracks: Spy, Water Over Sex, See You at Home, When You Die, Copycat, Scary Movie, The Flu

Least Fav Track: Destroyer

Score:
8.5
Awesome
AndrewMoore
71
Solid first listen and Lillie West has a commanding if lackadaisical presence.
MasterCrackfox
74
In a musical climate absolutely chalk full of indie-rock female vocalists (and I would know, as this is often what I'm drawn to), Lala Lala do a solid job of standing out from the crowd while continuing to stay true to the genre as a whole. The songs are about what one would expect from an indie rock album, and nothing jumps out at you as a huge genre changing moment. But this is still a solid and consistent piece of work with a handful of catchy riffs and pleasant tracks.

Favorite track: ... read more
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Track List

  1. Destroyer
  2. Spy
  3. Water Over Sex
  4. I Get Cut
  5. Dove
  6. Dropout
  7. The Flu
  8. Copycat
  9. Scary Movie
  10. Moth
  11. When You Die
  12. See You at Home
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Added on: July 12, 2018