Warzone

Yoko Ono - Warzone
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2018 Ratings: #639 / 719
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Based on 12 ratings
October 19, 2018 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

70
PopMatters

It's a message album on which Ono revisits songs from her past. It's not without merit and, as always, Ono's never boring. But not everything on it works wonderfully well.

70
Slant Magazine

That whimsical spirit is perhaps Warzone‘s defining characteristic, despite a tracklist that leans heavily on songs about war and other forms of violence.

70
Clash

She continues in this spirit with Warzone, albeit without the all star backing this time around, opting instead for a stripped back, almost lo-fi approach.

70
AllMusic

An inventive way of uniting her body of work, Warzone furthers her legacy as a promoter of peace and understanding.

60
The Skinny

The album is not without flaws, the sentimentality of certain songs occasionally threatening to spill into the maudlin, but the overriding sense is one of deep and critical reflection, offering a sensitivity that is needed in our world now as much as ever.

60
The Independent

Warzone falls into a strange dichotomy: as the album closes with a version of “Imagine” that is hymn-like enough to sound like the heralding of a new dawn, the relevance of Ono’s protests feels as if it’s faded.

60
The Guardian

Warzone is not an album built to convince Ono’s naysayers that they’re wrong: it’s too messy and uneven, and its high points are intimidating and difficult. But what it does is prove that at 85, its creator is still capable of raging away with an undimmed intensity.

60
Tiny Mix Tapes

Maybe Warzone is better understood as a deep-cut career retrospective than a singular album. Despite its stylistic consistency, the record is uneven and only its closing track, a reworking of “Imagine,” will ring any bells to those casually familiar with Ono’s work.

60
Northern Transmissions

Even for her niche fans this album is often weak message-wise, not weird enough and is so scatterbrained you’ll be left with little to tie it all together.

TheRootBoy
55
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MinatoArisato
60
Warzone is a bit of a confusing listen. I think the first reaction most will feel is that this is a bad project, the instrumentals are extremely minimal whilst being experimental as hell and Yoko's voice can be really grading on the ears as her singing is not really what one would consider singing and rather someone trying to sing and like really badly, but at some point the voice starts to grow on you and not matter as much, by no means does it sound good after repeated listens but the quality ... read more
TheDankestMeme
0
WARZONE WARZONE
staroduw
75
Yoko Ono
Warzone
https://yokoono.bandcamp.com/album/warzone
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Track List

  1. Warzone
  2. Hell In Paradise
  3. Now Or Never
  4. Where Do We Go From Here
  5. Woman Power
  6. It’s Gonna Rain
  7. Why
  8. Children Power
  9. I Love All of Me
  10. Teddy Bear
  11. I’m Alive
  12. I Love You Earth
  13. Imagine
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