AOTY 2018

From When I Wake the Want Is

Kathryn Joseph - From When I Wake the Want Is
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2018 Ratings: #56 / 704
User Score
Based on 34 ratings
2018 Ratings: #95
August 10, 2018 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Clash

She’s broken the curse, she’s woven a spell – and the self-described ‘luckiest little Scottish witch in the world’ is safe to cackle back off into the night, having created possibly the best album we’ll hear all year.

80
The Skinny

On her second album, Scottish pianist and singer Kathryn Joseph continues to excel at both the light and the dark without ever being grey, and it's the constant exchange between pain and beauty that makes this album is a roaring success.

80
God Is in the TV

This is a confident and mature assertion of the sheer, heart-in-your-mouth, power of nature, and of unrestrained love that threatens at any moment to take you down with it.

80
Loud and Quiet

The album lays all her wounds bare as she faces down, and eventually casts off, her own despair. Her heart has mended, but the scars are permanent.

80
Uncut

More confident second, full of emotional turmoil.

JohnLouisHoward
91
strong follow-up to her brilliant debut. beautiful minimalist arrangements and one of the most distinctive voices in music.
MasterCrackfox
81
What would happen if Bjork had an imperfect child that grew up listening to a lot of Radiohead? That's what this artist feels to me; with a unique vocalization and a wild construction of piano backing, along with often times chilling distorted backing music. There is so much to dig into from this album and I feel I'll find myself indulging for the rest of the year.

Favorite track: There Is No God But You
Br
68
great instrumentation ... why do you have to go and ruin it with intentional vocal oddness?
EdFruscley
90
Amazing voice and piano. Emptiness and hope in somehow
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#11/The Skinny
#24/God Is In The TV
#41/Fopp
#46/Uncut
#92/Drift

Track List

  1. IIII
  2. From When I Wake the Want Is
  3. And You Survived
  4. Tell My Lover
  5. And It Will Lick You Clean
  6. There Is No God But You
  7. Safe
  8. We Have Been Loved By Our Mothers
  9. Mouths Full of Blood
  10. Mountain
  11. Weight
  12. ^^
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Added on: July 31, 2018