No Words Left

Lucy Rose - No Words Left
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2019 Ratings: #160 / 767
User Score
Based on 130 ratings
2019 Ratings: #169
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The Guardian

Her fourth album, No Words Left, is her starkest, filled with lyrics about uncertainty and isolation, and yet her most striking, conveying the strongest sense of her artistic identity yet.

Northern Transmissions
Though the album is defined by slow-burning magic, it can take time to truly feel like it grabs you.

Rose has stuck firmly to her strengths – crafting heartbreaking, gentle melodies that hurt as much as they heal.

The Independent
For someone who claims she has no words left, she manages to say rather a lot.

With plenty of sweet to balance the sour, this is a record that will resonate with anybody rebuilding themselves in the aftermath of self-doubt, and easily confirms itself as her most honest work yet.


When the album closes with the lucid "Song After Song", it's a touching, unexpectedly hummable end to a set that's intricate yet understated, and sad yet comforting.

The 405

In No Words Left Lucy Rose is tearing open the walls of her emotions, using the process of creating music as a form of therapy.

Sometimes excellent, sometimes uninvitingly dreary, ‘No Words Left’ is an ordinary album from a musician who could be truly extraordinary.
Lucy Rose has made the atypical trek of debuting on a major label and finally ending up on an indie, where she should have been from the start. finally gone are the awkward pretensions of earlier efforts to inject steroids into basic folk songs , a pattern she was able to break with the brilliant "Floral Dresses" recorded with The Staves in 2017 on the turning point album Something's Changing. that process of change has now reached fruition in No Words Left, a deeply sincere and ... read more
Despite being typified as a helpless wallflower, Lucy Rose is always proactive in her lyrics: her characters are determined, always eager to take the wheel and mend strained relationships, to let go of hurtful things, to really work it out. Her work is forgiveness through song, a call for mutual understanding. But in ‘No Words Left’, Rose needs to forgive herself, and we learn that she’s much less tolerant of her own misdoings.

The differences immediately startle; ... read more
Piano songs for the heartbroken and hopeful. Grabs you and never lets go.
Lovely album with songs on heartbreak and loneliness that don't feel too heavy or forced.
Fave: Solo(w), Save Me From Your Kindness
Incredible body of work that highlights how far Lucy has come on her musical journey. My favourite of her albums.

Genuinely the whole album.
The Confines Of This World is probably my favourite, never fails to leave me numb.

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Track List

  1. Conversation
  2. No Words Left, Pt. 1
  3. Solo(w)
  4. Treat Me Like a Woman
  5. The Confines of This World
  6. Just a Moment
  7. Nobody Comes Round Here
  8. What Does It Take
  9. Save Me from Your Kindness
  10. Pt. 2
  11. Song After Song

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Added on: January 11, 2019