When I Say to You Black Lightning

Common Holly - When I Say to You Black Lightning
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2019 Ratings: #183 / 759
User Score
Based on 35 ratings
October 18, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Barsuk / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Exclaim!
Naggar's dark, creaky sound is compelling, especially alongside her wise, generous lyrics.
86
Paste
A thrilling experiment in shattering the boundaries between folk, rock and occasionally punk.
80
The Skinny
An inventive, endearing, restless and powerfully tender voyage.
80
The Sydney Morning Herald

When I Say to You Black Lightning is an amalgamation of the iconoclastic charm of early 2000s anti-folk, the dream-pop of Azure Ray and the earnest angst of early Bright Eyes – and is a lo-fi triumph.

80
Q Magazine
Despite its fragility, this LP shows fierce songwriting strength.
80
Uncut

Multi-layered songwriting from mesmerizing Montrealer.

70
AllMusic
She continues to blur and fuse distinctions between catchy and experimental, and song and composition here, settling into a presentation that's entirely digestible, if persistently peculiar.
60
Loud and Quiet
In spite of its faint flaws, this is a brave, well-wrought album where its creator’s potential begins to fully unfurl.
CheapandLethal
75
Decent
ErickNya
79
Regular

Common Holly nos presenta un album nuevo, un segundo album que no presenta más que el mismo sonido Indie/Alternativo al que la mayoría de los artistas están acostumbrados, sin embargo, este album tiene unos vocales que en varias de sus canciones suenan maravillosos, la producción en general es poco innovadora, demasiado pulcra pero que también en uno que otro momento te sorprende, pero eso puede llevarte a amarla o odiarla, a mi en lo personal le ... read more
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#36/Loud and Quiet

Track List

  1. Central Booking
  2. Joshua Snakes
  3. You Dance
  4. Measured
  5. Uuu
  6. Little Down
  7. I Try
  8. It's Not Real
  9. Crazy OK
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Added on: August 18, 2019