Wasteland, Baby!

Hozier - Wasteland, Baby!
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2019 Ratings: #684 / 771
User Score
Based on 389 ratings
2019 Ratings: #694
Liked by 7 people
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
The Telegraph
Lyrically, Hozier aims high, addressing social and emotional issues against a backdrop of political and generational anxiety. He uses bold, mythic imagery with a playful spirit that hints at the dark wit of Leonard Cohen.
83
Consequence of Sound

Even though Hozier doesn’t bring anything immensely innovative to the album, Wasteland, Baby! is still a delightful experience that radiates with feeling. From the blend of instrumentals to the enchanting use of Hozier’s voice, Wasteland, Baby! is an album that celebrates emotion and the wonder of music.

80
Spill Magazine

Wasteland Baby! succeeds as a sophomore effort in that it proves Hozier’s space in the spotlight is more than warranted and should remain unchallenged for now.

70
PopMatters

After a four-year lull, Hozier needed Wasteland, Baby! to recapture the energy created by his previous releases then further light the artist's skill and vision of his craft. Wasteland, Baby! certainly delivers while edifying the artist as an impactful voice in the art and activism sphere.

70
AllMusic

Much of this draws from the same well as "Take Me to Church" ... but the overall feeling isn't anguished, it's consoling. It's a subtle but notable shift that lends emotional gravity to a singer/songwriter who already favored weighty topics.

70
The Young Folks

Aside from a few peculiar aesthetic choices, Hozier comes through with a strong sophomore effort on Wasteland, Baby!; one that features a beautiful folk-infused sound reminiscent of the Nick Drake days.

60
Rolling Stone

Wasteland, Baby! has enough encouraging displays of maturation to feel like a transitional moment for Hozier.

60
The Observer

It’s a lovely sound, but the songwriting veers more towards the serviceable than the inspired.

48
Pitchfork
The man who took us to church tries to take us to the same church, again, 14 times, six years later.
40
The Independent

Andrew Hozier-Byrne’s second album Wasteland, Baby! is still stuck mid-sermon, albeit emaciated from surviving solely on stale communion wafers.

halbery
80
this shit slaps, what are y'all on
jxshmccabe
78
i firmly believe that “wasteland, baby” is one of the most beautiful outros i’ve ever heard.
Jallen2035
91
Absolutely killed it once again!
Mizinha
80
Reizin com nota amrela no AOTY.Injustiça que fala?Não vejo a hora de ele lançar um novo disco.
Esse seu segundo álbum só serviu para coroá-lo ainda mais como compositor, cantor, multi-instrumentista e tabém produtor.
Possui faixas poderosas como Movement, Nina cried Power, Sunligth, Be.Também canções deliciosas como No Plan que possui mais de 5 minutos , mas mesmo assim não soa cansativa, é deliciosa e seu vocal ... read more
FritoRio
50
He made the same song 14 times!
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Track List

  1. Nina Cried Power (feat. Mavis Staples)
  2. Almost (Sweet Music)
  3. Movement
  4. No Plan
  5. Nobody
  6. To Noise Making (Sing)
  7. As It Was
  8. Shrike
  9. Talk
  10. Be
  11. Dinner & Diatribes
  12. Would That I
  13. Sunlight
  14. Wasteland, Baby!

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Added on: January 16, 2019