AOTY 2023
Nick Waterhouse - Holly
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2014 Ratings: #447 / 1038
User Score
Based on 13 ratings
March 3, 2014 / Release Date
LP / Format
Soul, Pop Soul / Genre
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Rather than being derivative, however, the LA songster has crafted songs that can stand up to the classics with considerable ease.


Ten tight songs and out, and the album feels like a mystery itself, but artists who nail that stoic sense of wonder, like Isaak and Orbison, don't come around often. Waterhouse is certainly of their ilk, and since he adds his own abstract touches and modern emotions to the mix, he's arguably one of the best.

The Line of Best Fit

While many of the influences remain the same, the record shows a development and refinement of Waterhouse’s initial blueprint.


The singer has crafted an album that unfolds like a film: it’s brisk, self-contained and a little mysterious, and catchy enough to revisit again and again.

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Track List

  1. High Tiding 
  2. This Is A Game 
  3. It No. 3
  4. Let It Come Down
  5. Sleeping Pills
  6. Holly
  7. Dead Room
  8. Well It's Fine
  9. Ain't There Something That Money Can't Buy
  10. Hands On The Clock

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Added on: February 28, 2014