Losing, Linda

Sui Zhen - Losing, Linda
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2019 Ratings: #209 / 625
User Score
Based on 60 ratings
2019 Ratings: #267
September 27, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Cascine / Label
Synthpop, Art Pop / Genres
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Tsareena
71
Generally good album.The vocals took some time to warm to though. I guess it works since Sui Zhen adopts an AI alter ego for this album but it does feel monotonous on a few tracks. The jazzy/ bossa nova tracks are definitely my faves on this.
Faves: I Could Be There, Being a Woman, Different Places
musicmagpie55
65
Beautiful moments, but surprisingly flat.

Sui Zhen's off-kilter style of pop is an endearing look into birth, family, and femininity as malleable concepts. The best element of this album is the gentle bossa nova influence on tracks like, 'I Could Be There,' a narratively rich exploration of familial connection. The music is relaxed, her voice sounds beautiful, and there are horns that make my ears warm. The melody on the chorus is reflective and hollow; the song is an excellent blend of ... read more
notanalt
80
I'm Losing It
wless
74
losing, linda is kind of disappointing when compared to sui zhen's previous album, secretly susan, since it feels a lot more monotonous and less explorative than it, although there are a few genuinely great songs.



original score: 90
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Houdanny
79
Art pop is always an interesting genre to listen to, because it's so broad and you never really know what to expect. As for this, it's a charming record, even if the vocal performance does leave something to be desired. If you do like art-pop as much as I do, you're sure to get something out of this. It's very well made and has a charm that comes hand in hand with the genre.

Standout: Being a Woman
Favs: Matsudo City Life, I could be there, Perfect Place, Another Life, Different Places
Least ... read more
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Track List

  1. Another Life
  2. Natural Progression
  3. Matsudo City Life
  4. I Could Be There
  5. Mountain Song
  6. Being a Woman
  7. Different Places
  8. Perfect Place
  9. Night River Rider
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