A Million and One

My Brightest Diamond - A Million and One
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2018 Ratings: #484 / 735
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Based on 22 ratings
November 23, 2018 / Release Date
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Rhyme & Reason / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

85
Northern Transmissions

This new record sees totally chaotic atmospheres hitting you with mostly just the central singing of My Brightest Diamond to hold it all together.

72
Paste

A Million and One, My Brightest Diamond’s fifth album and first since 2014, is at once a survey of the musical sounds that helped shape Nova as an artist, and a window into what’s on her mind.

70
AllMusic

While not so far removed from earlier work that it could be mistaken for another project, the album chronicles a distinctive shapeshifting from a constantly evolving artist.

70
PopMatters

A Million And One displays My Brightest Diamond's experimental range.

70
Under The Radar

Nova continues to impress with her knack for extracting various pop and rock elements from the past to create tunes that push and cross many boundaries yet somehow remain fresh. But the beauty of A Million and One lies in the way that repeated plays will reveal blithe pop songs formed into dynamic and vibrant tunes that pack some power and buzz.

60
The Guardian

There’s a certain chilliness to A Million and One, an album that seems on the verge of becoming terrific without ever quite getting there.

rosevean
68
#5 You Wanna See My Teeth
#7 Sway
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79
A surprisingly-synthy turn for My Brightest Diamond. A necessary shift in primary sonic focus after the samey nature of the last few records, A Million and One is a mixed bag of intriguing synths, layered & manipulated vocals to accentuate the impressive performances, and some neat shifts & modulations mid-song. The songs truly work when they lean into a percussive weight or let the synths and manipulation really do their thing, with great art pop sensibilities. The earlier tracks lack ... read more
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Track List

  1. It's Me on the Dance Floor
  2. Rising Star
  3. Another Chance
  4. Champagne
  5. You Wanna See My Teeth
  6. A Million Pearls
  7. Sway
  8. Supernova
  9. Mother
  10. White Noise
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Added on: November 11, 2018