Emily Alone

Florist - Emily Alone
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2019 Ratings: #29 / 430
User Score
Based on 114 ratings
2019 Ratings: #329
July 26, 2019 / Release Date
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Double Double Whammy / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

92
Paste

What’s left is not just bedroom-recorded confessional music, but pure introspection, confusion, revelation and emotion rubbed raw and exposed to the world.

90
Exclaim!

Emily Alone is a landmark LP, recorded swiftly to perfectly capture urgent beauty and raw authenticity in its purest forms.

84
Pitchfork

Her latest album as Florist grapples with change, death, and uncertainty with some of the most arresting songwriting of the year.

80
AllMusic

A devastating, unapologetically vulnerable set of 12 ruminative guitar and keyboard songs.

70
No Ripcord

Sprague's twelve compositions are spare, elegant but not too intricate.

Doofy
72
In a lot of ways a very plain and muted album - there’s something likeable about her approach to song writing though.

This delicate indie folk is meditative, comforting.
usedtobe
82
Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Emily Sprague named her record as intimate as it is: ten beautifully intimate, composed tracks of solitude from her perspective as a singer and a songwriter, ever simple and reflective by nature. Varied and melodic, this is her most defined and cohesive work to date, captured with raw beauty and emotional resonance.
musicmagpie55
71
Emily Sprauge is a spindly folk singer/songwriter that utilizes delicate guitar lines, gentle ambient sounds, and lyrics that ache to produce a familiar and somber intimacy. There is a poetic plainness to Emily's writing. At times, It reminds me of artists like Mount Eerie or Adrianne Lenker (she is making music in a post-Crow Looked at Me society.) Her lyrics have a sharp edge that can cut directly to the soul. The sentiments are so fragile and raw that many moments feel like they could blow ... read more
noonewould
85
I love people’s quick react to an album getting good reviews.

Saw this album debuted live for the first time and was able to get a good glimpse in to Emily and who she is.

A solo album released under her bands name is an interesting way to detail how alone she feels. She even noted she isolates herself when she likely shouldn’t.

It’s beautiful album detailing personal experiences of a human trying to navigate life. The lyrics are raw and authentic and the delivery human. ... read more
winitheju
85
I'm a little late here, but this thing is super pretty!
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Track List

  1. As Alone
  2. Moon Begins
  3. Celebration
  4. I Also Have Eyes
  5. Ocean Arms
  6. Time Is a Dark Feeling
  7. M
  8. Now
  9. Rain Song
  10. Still
  11. Shadow Bloom
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Added on: May 28, 2019