Shake the Spirit

Elle King - Shake the Spirit
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Based on 3 reviews
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Based on 21 ratings
October 19, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
RCA / Label
Pop Rock, Pop Soul / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

70
AllMusic

Its sonic audacity is so bracing, it's relatively easy to forgive the lyrical stumbles, which crystallize on the dirty puns of "It Girl," but that's nearly beside the point because, unlike Love Stuff, Shake the Spirit never seems indebted to Elle King's idols. Instead, it embodies her own bold, bawdy heart.

70
Rolling Stone
The sound is vintage, the hard-won swagger is brave and brand-new.
65
Paste

The result is a lack of cohesion that turns Shake the Spirit into a series of genre exercises. They’re impressive for what they are, but there’s not enough depth to merit digging much below the surface.

Tsareena
69
The general vibe of this felt a bit too familiar (production wise) but Elle adds great energy in her vocals and her writing is pretty good. The slower tracks drag things down especially towards the end
goncalocouto
40
✅ Shame | Told You So
RKanharn
58
In her second release, Elle King gives an old school, cowboy-esque vibe and the best parts of this album is when she is using her raw voice at it's best, to dictate the songs.

The intro to Ram Jam sounds like a Poundland version of Chelsea Dagger by The Fratellis, and Little Bit Of Lovin' is something straight out of a gospel choir session.

Best Songs: Shame, Good Thing Gone, Little Bit Of Lovin'
luisdelrey2016
74
▲ Talk of the Town, Shame, Good Thing Gone, Runaway, It Girl, Little Bit of Lovin'
▼ Baby Outlaw, Told You So
samfranzini7
74
Though some ballads slow the tempo of this album, it's a clean collection of 13 songs (most of which are bangers) that exude humor, positivity, and happiness.

Favorite tracks: Shame, Baby Outlaw, Man's Man, It Girl, Ram Jam, Little Bit of Lovin
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Track List

  1. Talk of the Town
  2. Baby Outlaw
  3. Shame
  4. Man's Man
  5. Naturally Pretty Girls
  6. Told You So
  7. Good Thing Gone
  8. Runaway
  9. It Girl
  10. Ram Jam
  11. Sober
  12. Chained (feat. Cameron Neal)
  13. Little Bit of Lovin'
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Added on: September 27, 2018