The Big Freeze

Laura Stevenson - The Big Freeze
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2019 Ratings: #130 / 792
User Score
Based on 119 ratings
2019 Ratings: #488
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JohnLouisHoward
94

now more indie folk than pop punk, she just gets better and better. this is a long way from Sit Resist , which was good enough in its own right, but her songwriting has improved with every album in terms of complexity and scope. she always seems to be overshadowed by more visible peers, which is odd because she has an engaging presence and personality, and she is whip-smart. I hope this record gets her the respect she deserves.

Lucmun
95

In an interview with Fader, Stevenson made this note on the title of this record,

“Something about the big freeze just spoke to me. It’s so lonely, infinite, beautiful, and sad, but that’s the way life is.”

This couldn’t be a more perfect summary for this gorgeous, aching classic. It’s a record that’s lonely yet at peace with itself. It’s immensely sad but, for reasons I’m not sure I even understand myself, I find it endearingly beautiful. ... read more

usedtobe
88

My introduction to her work and it was a delight to listen to. A strong knack for songwriting paired with mellow, stripped back instruments allows for a more relaxed listen.

pur1ty
75

'this acid flush of shame can only be man-made
it's ugly roses bloom and wither when i look away'
speak your truth laura. i love this album so much

Lucmun
95

In an interview with Fader, Stevenson made this note on the title of this record,

“Something about the big freeze just spoke to me. It’s so lonely, infinite, beautiful, and sad, but that’s the way life is.”

This couldn’t be a more perfect summary for this gorgeous, aching classic. It’s a record that’s lonely yet at peace with itself. It’s immensely sad but, for reasons I’m not sure I even understand myself, I find it endearingly beautiful. ... read more

ruchix
76

best: big deep, lay back / arms out
worst: low slow

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Track List

  1. Lay Back, Arms Out
  2. Value Inn
  3. Living Room, NY
  4. Dermatillomania
  5. Hum
  6. Rattle at Will
  7. Hawks
  8. Big Deep
  9. Low Slow
  10. Perfect
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Added on: February 9, 2019