Any Random Kindness

Hælos - Any Random Kindness
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2019 Ratings: #150 / 262
User Score
Based on 30 ratings
2019 Ratings: #78
May 10, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Infectious Music / Label
Trip Hop, Art Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
AllMusic

Cerebral yet soulful, Any Random Kindness strikes an ideal balance for Hælos, a significant step forward in their evolution.

80
PopMatters
The band's second album finds HÆLOS expanding on their core sound while reminding themselves and the listener of just why they are such an exciting and intriguing outfit.
70
Clash

Through seeking comfort in the analogue, HÆLOS are breaking rich, new ground.

65
The Line of Best Fit

Rich in texture and enveloping atmosphere, Any Random Kindness unfortunately lets its lyrical content fall to the wayside. While this gives more space to let the incredible soundscapes breathe, it also feels like the real emotional punch to back them up is lacking.

KengojiUltamYT
85
Creative Trip Hop Piano Bangers

Best Tracks: Kyoto,ARK,Boy/Girl,Deep State,Empty Skies,Happy Sad,Last One Out
Worst Track: Another Universe
holsgr
53
☆☆½ ~ Relatively acceptable. I have some kind of ambivalence about the whole album concept and its sound.
laz456
60
I like the blend of influences a lot on this album- it's a pretty cool merging of house music, dream pop, and electronic. But there's really nothing special about the songwriting or production at all. I didn't hate it but likely won't return to it very often. Check it out only if you are interested in those genres I guess. The lightest of 6's.
usedtobe
75
Sophomore release from the London trio channels modern anxieties and millennial detachment with captivating electronic pieces & atmospheric soundscapes. Not a sophomore slump indeed.
PaulyZ
72
TRACK LIST:

Another Universe (7.8)
Buried in the Sand (7.5)
End of World Party (7.5)
Kyoto (7.8)
ARK (7.0)
Boy / Girl (7.0)
Deep State (6.8)
Empty Skies (7.4)
Happy Sad (7.0)
So Long, Goodbye (7.1)
Last One Out (Turn the Lights Off) (7.0)
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Track List

  1. Another Universe
  2. Buried in the Sand
  3. End of World Party
  4. Kyoto
  5. ARK
  6. Boy Girl
  7. Deep State
  8. Empty Skies
  9. Happy Sad
  10. So Long, Goodbye
  11. Last One Out (Turn the Lights Off)
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Added on: February 17, 2019