Emily Alone

Florist - Emily Alone
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2019 Ratings: #55 / 737
User Score
Based on 192 ratings
2019 Ratings: #580
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July 26, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
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
NR
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.
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
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.
zachthesnack
79
Emily Alone is a somber and sorrowful musical experience that deals with the thematic constructs of death and the remembrance and ties those in with the ocean. I found this to be quite a satisfying listen. Very reminiscent of the work of Mount Eerie, more specifically “A Crow Looked at Me”.

The lyricism is what really made this record stand apart for me. Emily’s sorrowful and honest verbiage really adds an extra layer to her work that sets her apart from her contemporaries ... read more
marvelgaryen
40
Honestly so fucking boring, just another whatever indie album.
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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