Sylvan Esso

Sylvan Esso - Sylvan Esso
Critic Score
Based on 15 reviews
2014 Ratings: #154 / 845
User Score
Based on 91 ratings
2014 Ratings: #192
May 13, 2014 / Release Date
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holsgr
49
( ☆☆ ) regular / almost tolerable listen
musicmagpie55
52
This is almost good. There are some great moments; I think the album shoots the load a little early with 'Hey Mami.' I always hear a song from this album and want to like it more than I do. There are still some good ideas, and I do like Amelia Meath's vocals. She has a nice drawl in her voice that gives the songs a lot of personality. Still not great though, womp womp.
69
Even if their pitch of folk songs over indietronica arrangements isn’t all that novel, there’s something undeniably fresh and inspired about Sylvan Esso’s debut. The fact that the vocals and arrangements don’t quite match each other as closely as they could actually makes the album a more interesting listen, avoiding an easy-listening trap. And “Coffee,” the moment where everything comes together smoothly, is a fairly flawless Sylvan Esso mission statement. ... read more
CheapandLethal
60
Fairly uninspiring
Felindie
70
Fav Tracks: Coffee, Could I Be
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Track List

  1. Hey Mami
  2. Dreamy Bruises
  3. Could I Be
  4. Wolf
  5. Dress
  6. H.S.K.T.
  7. Coffee
  8. Uncatena
  9. Play It Right
  10. Come Down
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