Alexandra Savior - The Archer
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2020 Ratings: #382 / 809
User Score
Based on 700 ratings
2020 Ratings: #250
Liked by 24 people
January 10, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
30th Century / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
NME

The collection ebbs and flows steadily, and it’s undeniably sleek in its vintage Americana-style production. Some songs leave the listener gagging for more, as Savior flexes masterful lyrics, effortless style and poise. This is a timeless collection.

80
Q Magazine

On The Archer, Savior is a woman in control. She may be heartbroken, but you'll soon be in love.

80
Mojo

Emerging Belladonna of Sadness makes even more sorrowful second album.

80
Uncut

Savior is a commanding narrator of heartache and revenge, singing of blood and tears over piano and reverb-drenched guitar, demonstrating a star quality that belies her 24 years.

60
Loud and Quiet

While beautiful on a superficial level, it lacks the unique identity that will help her to fulfil her early promise.

JacksonLerner
91
released only ten days into the new decade, 'the Archer' is the first great record of its time. simply magnificent.

tracklisting is outstanding, especially for such a brief record at 30 mins. each track is subjectively better than the previous one, making a creation that’s beautiful and ever changing. the album continually evolves.

savior’s voice is the solvent to the formula. a formula of soft, jarring piano paired with drums that could easily be mistaken for bass; a bass ... read more
BGL13
82
alex is an amazing songwriter with a beautiful voice.
faves: all but least faves
least faves: but you, howl
Plats
86
Okay. First of all, Alexandra Savior has some damn fine vocals... very beautifully-delivered. They mesh really well with the overall psychedelic production, which is also quite beautiful. I'm not sure if I'm gonna come back to this or not, but the results on "The Archer" are definitely worth a shot for its 30-minute runtime.

Fav Tracks: Can't Help Myself, Soft Currents, Bad Disease, Saving Grace, Crying All the Time, The Archer

Least Fav Track: But You

Score:
8.6
Exceptional
suicidepoetry
80
i knew this was going to be good but my god i wasn't expecting to be this impressed with it

Alexandra Savior is an artist i've been following since 2017, after finding out Alex Turner was on production duty on her debut. i came off it very satisfied, though many of the tracks were just Savior singing Turner's lyrics over some indie pop instrumentation.

however, on The Archer, Savior shows an improvement on all fronts, writing beautiful poems throughout this LP that blow anything on her ... read more
snowman
90
Delicate. Beautiful. Vulnerable. Yet somehow empowering. An incredible break up/intoxicating love album. Alexandra’s vocals and aura remind me of a mix of Amy Winehouse and Christina Perri. It’s filled with pain yet filled with hope and acceptance. The lyrics are amazing for a pop-ish album. Interesting production. Only complain I have is I would like to see her tackle different themes but wow just wow.
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Added on: August 23, 2019