AOTY 2019

Solace

RÜFÜS - Solace
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October 19, 2018 / Release Date
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JAM
80
"Solace" sounds excellent. The production on each track is perfectly intertwined with the other songs on the album without sounding too similar. Every detail in the instrumentation keeps me entertained from start to finish. I dont think there is one beat I dislike. I'd have to say it may be one of my favorite sounding albums I've heard in the past year or two.

With all this said, the vocalist is a little disappointing to my ears. It feels like wasted potential. There are certainly ... read more
70
Not a bad album, but not that good either. This is one album that would probably have done better with more tracks. With 9 tracks on an album to work nowadays, you need 9 solid songs. Sadly, Solace isn't that solid. It is definitely a downgrade from 'Bloom', and maybe their worst album so far. Ironic, because 'Underwater' is arguably their best track ever. The sonic formula from 'Bloom' is largely unchanged, except on a couple fresh-sounding tracks, but the musical quality is noticeably less, ... read more
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Track List

  1. Treat You Better
  2. Eyes
  3. New Sky
  4. Lost in My Mind
  5. No Place
  6. All I've Got
  7. Underwater
  8. Solace
  9. Another Life
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