Alexandra Savior - The Archer
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 566 ratings
2020 Ratings: #197
Liked by 12 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.

60
Loud and Quiet

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

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
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.
N0stalgia
70
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.
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
MickyT
72
This album instrumentally, vocally and thematically has a lot to offer but ultimately it lacks identity and can sound quite a lot like her contemporaries

Best Songs: Saving Grace, Crying All the Time and Self Currents

Worst Song: Howl
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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