Atlanta Millionaires Club

Faye Webster - Atlanta Millionaires Club
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2019 Ratings: #190 / 737
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Based on 366 ratings
2019 Ratings: #190
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May 24, 2019 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
Consequence of Sound

Faye Webster’s understated, self-deprecating persona almost dares you not to take her seriously. Don’t be fooled. Atlanta Millionaires Club is a masterpiece of claustrophobic intimacy that brings compelling immediacy to a time-tested story.

80
Exclaim!

Contradictions and duplicities abound. But Webster is not putting us on. For all of its facades, Atlanta Millionaires Club is a work of arresting candour.

80
PopMatters
The 32-minute album is filled with moments like this, of bleak tenderness (or tender bleakness) mixed with dry humor and a gorgeous array of moody instrumentation. Lust and nostalgia for it, pain as a fact of life; this is the stuff of a million break-up albums and late-night jukebox soul ballads, and she damn well knows it.
80
Rolling Stone

On her latest album Atlanta Millionaires Club—ten tracks of blustery loneliness and introspective songwriting—the only party Webster crashes is her own.

80
The Observer

Atlanta Millionaires Club nails the perfect balance of the singer-songwriter’s sleepy, intimate balladry with the rich musical history of her home city.

80
NME

The Atlanta native's second album, encompassing slinky R&B and tender folk-pop, is sweeter than an iced tea on a sweltering afternoon.

80
Clash

An odd but beautiful and often remarkable album, ‘Atlanta Millionaires Club’ has a depth of feeling that is difficult to shake off.

78
Pitchfork

The 21-year-old singer-songwriter’s third album is serene folk-pop with a mellow soul tinge and the melancholy clarity of someone twice her age.

75
The Line of Best Fit

An album that makes for pleasant easy listening, with frequent traces of genius.

70
AllMusic

Atlanta Millionaires Club finds Webster growing into her multi-dimensionality, embracing her love of both organic R&B and earthy indie in songs more vulnerable and direct than she has delivered before.

70
Under The Radar

Atlanta Millionaires Club is an intriguing step up from Webster, and she's given herself permission to proceed in a number of directions from here.

70
Spectrum Culture

Call it country songs to study too. A few mis-hits aside, Atlanta Millionaires Club can be background grooves or the soundtrack to your next fling. All guided by Webster’s sleepy smile.

usedtobe
92
Atlanta-based indie singer-songwriter's third release is a confection: looking at her cover art with her mouth half-open, glazed in chocolate, clutching and spewing gold coins looking at the distance, nonchalant gives out a compelling sense of idiosyncrasy.This would prepare the listener for a diverse collection of steel pedal-hefty, Southern country influenced jams with smooth RnB beats moving in an organic, mellow effect. A title inspired by her dad's group of friends' club in college living ... read more
MasterCrackfox
77
A brief, intimate and delicate release by Webster that plays with a southern influences in a way that really diversifies this project from many of the other stellar singer-songwriter releases of this year. There are some brilliant country, jazz and even R&B elements mixed with these songs, intertwining in a way that one would not expect to work to such an effect. The songwriting here is also stellar as Faye writes from a personal lens that give these songs the emotional weight to carry them ... read more
Space Vacation
75
This is one of my favourite album covers of the year, there's something really satisfying about it and idk what.
Maybe the colours?

Anyway, I get some Natalie Prass vibes listening to this which is never a bad thing.
Room Temperature was just on the cusp of being at the very least, an honorable mention for my list of top songs of 2019 but what it suffers from is my biggest complaint on Atlanta Millionaires Club and that is redundancy.
I know a large percentage of songs repeat lines or hooks or ... read more
ColinAndrews
86
Faye Webster is an absolute blessing. This album is so wonderful and within the span of thirty one minutes, she made me fall in love with her music and personality, which shines through due to both her musical style, specifically how it takes a bunch of different genres and creates a whole different sound together, and her lyrics, which were so damn relatable that they were actually gut wrenching at some points, but in a way that was just wholly and utterly beautiful. The vocals manage to ... read more
winitheju
90
Really cool record, a bit of country reminiscent of Molly Burch and others, a bit of brass reminiscent of Natalie Prass, and self deprecation reminiscent of Sidney Gish. And then Flowers! Just a beautiful record blending multiple styles into a cohesive heartbreaking album.

EDIT: Revising up, can't get enough of this
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Track List

  1. Room Temperature
  2. Right Side of My Neck
  3. Hurts Me Too
  4. Pigeon
  5. Jonny
  6. Kingston
  7. Come to Atlanta
  8. What Used to Be Mine
  9. Flowers (feat. Father)
  10. Jonny (Reprise)
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Added on: March 9, 2019