AOTY 2019


I Break Horses - Chiaroscuro
Critic Score
Based on 16 reviews
2014 Ratings: #368 / 845
User Score
Based on 53 ratings
2014 Ratings: #316
January 21, 2014 / Release Date
LP / Format
Bella Union / Label
Shoegaze, Dream Pop / Genres
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The lack of critical success for this album baffles me! The overall score should be 80, not 70, and this album should have been on plenty of mid-year lists. The production is divine, the rhythms are creative, the instrumental melodies are gorgeous, the vocal melodies are always on point although a bit repetitive as some songs like You Burn are just the same parts over and over, but I love the way each song is constructed. It makes for awesome music to be studied. My favorite tracks are ... read more
It's certainly not the conceptual artsy album it pretends to be, anyways is kinda enjoyable and really easy to listen. Denial is catchy and instant, Faith is so club ready, You Burn is as chill as sexy, Disclosure feels tropical and fresh, and Medicine Brush feels paranoid but in a interesting way.
Creator R-Zita
It is an easy listen! but it doesn't have the spark i'd like to hear.
Heavy electroscapes with a dark surround, a forced dream touch and lots of pretention.
In the end, it's an unfinished proposition with no ideas.
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Track List

  1. You Burn
  2. Faith
  3. Ascension
  4. Denial
  5. Berceuse
  6. Medicine Brush
  7. Disclosure
  8. Weigh True Words
  9. Heart to Know
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Added on: December 13, 2013