Forever Neverland

MØ - Forever Neverland
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2018 Ratings: #414 / 735
User Score
Based on 208 ratings
2018 Ratings: #753
October 19, 2018 / Release Date
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Sony UK / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
The Skinny
Listening to standout tracks such as Nostalgia, Sun In Our Eyes and Way Down, it's quickly clear MØ has refined her sound since her 2014 debut, providing more of what made us love her in the first place. With her distinctive vocals and synthesized touch, she's graced us with one of the most contagious albums of the year.
100
Dork

Painfully honest at times, Forever Neverland shows MØ with a complete lack of fear at leaving herself emotionally open.

90
Northern Transmissions
While there’s a couple moments that get either too weird or pop in all the wrong ways, MØ delivers enough tracks on this record to leave fans satiated.
85
The Line of Best Fit
In some ways, this album feels less like a follow up and more like a rebirth. MØ has grown into her own – even if she doesn’t feel like she’s done much growing up.
80
NME
By turns anthemic, experimental and boldly poptastic, ‘Forever Neverland’ hits multiple grooves, proving she’s a fascinating, multifaceted musician in her own right. As an artist, she’s much more than someone to lean on.
80
DIY
Yes, there’s nothing of the size or scale of ‘Lean On’, but in unapologetically treading her own path, MØ’s beginning to carve a new identity all of her own.
80
Clash
Intriguing and experimental, ‘Forever Neverland’ though featuring collaborations with artists like Diplo, Charlie XCX and Empress Of, manages to still highlight the individuality of the multifaceted artist as she finds her own identity.
75
The 405

Behind the scenes MØ’s talent as one of the most iconic writers in the industry on some of the most successful songs of the past few years is a testament to this release. Forever Neverland is no different in illustrating the fine tuning and construction that goes into a modern pop hit.

70
musicOMH

Is Forever Neverland the most mainstream indie album for a while or the most indie mainstream album? With hits like these, songwriting as accomplished as this and production as tight as this, it surely matters little either way.

60
The Independent

Forever Neverland is chock-full of safely idiosyncratic bangers, and never misses a beat. But maybe it could have done with missing a few.

60
Pitchfork
Each track seems specifically constructed to get stuck in your head, leaving you humming its tune for a week after, but it’s mostly an empty resonance. These are conspicuously competent club songs that strain for self-importance.
58
Consequence of Sound

MØ deserves credit for consistency; almost every song on Forever Neverland is pleasant enough, but few rise above “pleasant.”

40
The Observer

It’s certainly too damp a squib to break Mø out of her strange forever hinterland of almost-there.

40
God Is in the TV

MØ’s long-awaited second release Forever Neverland is disappointingly the opposite to her debut in many ways.

zachthesnack
54
Okay so yeah she has a great voice and all, but this is just boring, basic ass pop radio filler bullshit
AidenLenhart
90
REDUX REVIEW:
After a few more listens to this, I think I learned a lesson as a critic to give albums more time to sit, because this actually grew on me a lot! I think that the review I first posted was made out of a lack of anything else to do and nothing else I wanted to review, so I just threw together an opinion after 1 listen and a few skipped tracks that would read like a YUNOREVIEW and called it a day. After this, I definitely feel a little lazy and unaccomplished, and I say that because ... read more
BM5X5
58
Production is a mess, random ballads,and only a handful of songs are good.
Tsareena
89
Amazing sophomore album from MØ. I really love the euphoric production on this. Lyrics and vocals were great. Very emotional at times though it felt a bit grating on Trying to Be Good. The only track I don't use as much on this.
Faves: Imaginary Friend, Mercy, Purple Like the Summer Rain
doctorchair
93
Are we listening to the same album bc all the songs on this album are straight up BOPS! Like every single one of them could be a single. This is the best pop album of the year!!

Favorite Tracks: Sun In Our Eyes, Nostalgia, If It's Over
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Track List

  1. Intro
  2. Way Down
  3. I Want You
  4. Blur
  5. Nostalgia
  6. Sun in Our Eyes
  7. Mercy (feat. What So Not)
  8. If It's Over (feat. Charli XCX)
  9. West Hollywood (Interlude)
  10. Beautiful Wreck
  11. Red Wine (feat. Empress Of)
  12. Imaginary Friend
  13. Trying to Be Good
  14. Purple Like the Summer Rain
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