Alexandra Savior - The Archer
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2020 Ratings: #335 / 692
User Score
Based on 609 ratings
2020 Ratings: #293
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January 10, 2020 / Release Date
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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
95
magnificent: might be year’s best production.

released ten days into the new decade, this is the first great record of its time; with a portishead type unconventionality (bad disease/but you). it ends with a seemingly true, poetic essence in its title track, and then everything starts over!

when one listens to this album in order, they realize that the emotions or aspects of a song had begun on the previous one! (Example, crying starts in track two rather than track three (crying all ... read more
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
N0stalgia
74
A solid album throughout. 'The Archer' shines on the vocal and instrumental front with lyrics detailing the rollercoaster of emotions that is being in a toxic relationship. While the album does have one or two less interesting tracks it never loses itself or fails to impress.
audeline
98
magnificent: this might be year’s best production. released ten days into the new decade, this is the first great record of its time; with a portishead type unconventionality (bad disease/but you). it ends with a seemingly true, poetic essence in its title track, and then everything starts over!

savior’s voice is THE FORMULA: (soft, jarring piano paired with drums that could easily be mistaken for bass; a bass supplemented by deep pits of anger throughout tracks like ‘saving ... read more
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Track List

  1. Soft Currents
  2. Saving Grace
  3. Crying All the Time
  4. Howl
  5. Send Her Back
  6. Can't Help Myself
  7. The Phantom
  8. Bad Disease
  9. But You
  10. The Archer
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Added on: August 23, 2019