A Different Kind Of Human (Step II)

AURORA - A Different Kind Of Human (Step II)
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2019 Ratings: #254 / 737
User Score
Based on 292 ratings
2019 Ratings: #369
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June 7, 2019 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
The Line of Best Fit

It is an album as confident as its predecessor and just as able to deliver upon it. It is Aksnes’ finest release to date and guarantees the essentiality of her artistic duologue.

80
Dork

Like so many of her peers, Aurora’s brand of glistening, ice clear pop is so fresh it’s positively glacial.

80
The Guardian

This is a curious, wilfully inventive album that deserves wider attention.

80
NME

The Norwegian singer takes countless left turns on her eclectic second album, a journey of sound that does justice to her singular persona.

80
musicOMH

It is pop music for the future – unpredictable, forceful, winsome and primal in equal measure.

70
AllMusic

While uneven, it's an album that sticks, both for its theatrical melodies and uncommon benevolence.

70
Clash

Norwegian singer Aurora delivers a free-flowing collection of pop tracks on her third album ‘A Different Kind Of Human’ which further elevate her previous critical acclaim.

70
Gigwise

Like the Northern Lights, Aurora’s new album is a gorgeous, multi-coloured display.

60
The Independent

A Different Kind of Human is packed with musical ideas, and it’s a whole world away from Aurora’s John Lewis hit.

JoaoSantos
66
Aurora embraces a modern pop sound to create a beautiful album that feels different from the rest of the pop landscape. Sure, it fills in with most of the pop stereotypes but Aurora has a special attention to details and lyrics, which makes her music really stand out.
Cosmilk
NR
Don't listen to @thomasny18, he's just a meanie.

I was caught on to AURORA late last year after I heard her incredible single, Forgotten Love, which I would highly recommend checking out. That single belonged to her 2018 project, Infections Of A Different Kind, which took on a very Art Pop oriented style. The instrumentation was beautiful, and her voice is something that can not be ignored. Coming into this project, I was excited to hear more of that art pop style we heard from her in the ... read more
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90
This was the first album I've heard from AURORA - and I remember being not too impressed by it. The songs A Different Kind of Human and The Seed I infinitely fell in love with, and I still love them to this day, but the more I listened to this album the more it became one of my favourite albums of the year. AURORA is such a great singer, songwriter, and I don't see the hate towards this album. Even though Step I and Step II are both 90s, I prefer this one over Step I.

It starts out with a ... read more
MariellyAkarius
54
Aurora was a surprise when she came up, a very young and very promising girl. Her first studio album, All My Demons Greeting Me as a Friend, is a chamber pop album mixed with Norwegian folk and art pop from the same world as other admirable women like Kate Bush, Tori Amos and even Fiona Apple. Even with some similarities, Aurora has its own sound and artistic image.

The biggest problem for a prodigal artist is to evolve into a certain status and get rid of beginner labels without looking ... read more
Gyro64
80
yeah it slightly grew on me haha

I do not care what anyone says I absolutely love this
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Track List

  1. The River
  2. Animal
  3. Dance On the Moon
  4. Daydreamer
  5. Hunger
  6. Soulless Creatures
  7. In Bottles
  8. A Different Kind of Human
  9. Apple Tree
  10. The Seed
  11. Mothership
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Added on: April 5, 2019