AOTY 2019

Unfurl

RY X - Unfurl
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2019 Ratings: #543 / 605
User Score
Based on 45 ratings
2019 Ratings: #757
February 15, 2019 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
PopMatters

RY X's Unfurl is a hypnotic collection of quiet, indigo-hued tracks, perfectly suited for cold, wintry nights teetering on the cusp of spring.

80
Clash

All in, 'Unfurl' seems a pretty apt name for the album. It’s many layers unfold and wrap themselves around you, like a warm blanket after an invigorating surf.

70
The 405

Unfurl is the second studio-album from RY X and a clear evolution from his first, with cloudy orchestral arrangements accompanying trickling electronics. Staying true to his vulnerability, it outlines the growth of an artist sculpting himself into something new.

60
DIY

RY X is a talented guy with a singular vision, but ‘Unfurl’’s title is misleading - it’s a little too tentative to have fully done so.

50
Loud and Quiet

There are only glimpses of real emotional resonance, but it is competently made, devoid of jagged edges or artistic surprises.

usedtobe
75
Dreamy stuff.
Doofy
75
Has he recorded the same album twice in a row? Sort of.

He's embraced some 'non-intrusive' electronics sure, but strangely the whole feel of his music remains near identical.
DukeEman
79
That dreamy vocals will have you under its spell and wandering about in the land of never never. But it is a complete album that delivers in what it has to offer, and there is plenty on offer here if you are searching for the ultimate chill factor (without the beats)...
78
kinda bon iver com menos surpresas na manga. Menos variável, mais certinho , menos dores e mais coração quente, menos ideias mais voz de don juan...funciona, tem uma boa meia duzia de músicas brutais, mas as vezes sinto que me cansa um bocado

fav. The Water
uterodetitina
10
Boring.
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Year End Lists

#40/Double J

Track List

  1. Body (Ambient)
  2. Untold
  3. Bound
  4. Body Sun
  5. YaYaYa
  6. Coven
  7. Hounds
  8. Foreign Tides
  9. The Water
  10. Mallorca
  11. To Know
  12. Sun (Ambient)
  13. Fumbling Prayer
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