Alexandra Savior - The Archer
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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
85
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
76
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.
JeremiahMurphy
65
After hearing her previewed singles this album was definitely something i wanted to keep a eye out on just because the singles were so good. Jumping into this album the intro sets a amazing tone for the whole thing. We get introduced with a sorrowful instrumental and a great songwriting game from her. Throughout the middle of the album my brain got caught up in the psychedelic like production it really blocked out the songwriting for me and thats what really had to be a tack off. I think her ... read more
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
85
This is the first project I’ve heard by Alexandra and I was blown away. You get a mixed of multiple genres in this album such as psychedelic, alternative, indie pop and Janis Joplin instrumentation. Her voice is so beautifully haunting and she kinda has a combination of voices while having her own style. This record I will FOR SURE come back around to regularly and I would 100% recommend this to music lovers.
Nick_Whole_Ass
78
The first song has this bittersweet soft piano melody that really moves the heart, I believe the song really kicks in when she starts singing, she has a really great voice, the second track has this guitar that has a more sinister aspect to it, sounding a bit more old western, she matches her voice with the beat quite excellently to might I add, it comes together in a twisted harmony to put it the best way I can, the third beat feels more somber and tuned, calmed in a way, the mixing feels ... read more
Danko
95
Alexandra Savior takes us through a completely different world filled with haunting cadences and psychadelic imagination. That’ll be my headline when they start paying me to review albums poorly. I love love loved this album, it really resonates with me. Every song put me in a state, the instrumental whining and waning is trippy, her voice sinks deep into the listener all for a good 30 minutes. This is a beautiful record and I am now a fan.
GarethA
60
I see a lot of potential here. Alexandra has an excellent voice and she really displays what she can do on some of these songs. The songwriting didn't really feel that interesting though, and I wasn't nearly as enthralled by the production as most seem to be (although it's very likely that I've been spoiled by my many listens to Titanic Rising and its phenomenally lush instrumentals). Alexandra's performances really carry a lot of these tracks, and she does a good enough job that it's ... read more
wless
92
wholly consistent, the archer is a great album with a psychedelic pop sound really suits alexandra savior's vocals, which, like the instrumentation, are beautifully dreamy. the entire thing has a dreary feeling hanging overhead, but in a way similar to spellling's mazy fly that's more theatrical than anything. as a result, i found this album to sound something like the soundtrack to a mystery movie, but one set in a post-apocalyptic western setting. any song from the archer could (and should) ... read more
ColinAndrews
72
Holy vocals! There's a presence about Alexandra Savior that has a wonderful mysticism. It makes me feel like I'm floating on a cloud and looking over my hometown. The themes she tackles here are personal and relatable, a perfect merger between artist and human. The feeling of distance in the vocals and the constant vibrato compliment each other, as well as the themes of the album, very well.

There were a couple of songs that seemed rather dry compared to the rest of the project, but Soft ... read more
hiphopcritiques
72
Pretty good.

I'm writing this review after listening to this album ONCE but I listened to it pretty carefully. I will edit my review when I re listen. Alexandra is a DAMN good singer. Overall the best fucking thing about her. Vocally stunning. And the production on here is very good and angelic for the most part. One of the instrumentals made me seem like I'm in the wild west or something. But the thing with this album is, it left me wanting something more. I don't know I feel like a puzzle ... read more
PeterJoe
73
A short beautiful and dreamy piece of indie pop that's pretty enjoyable and catchy most of the time accompanied with Alexandra's great vocal performances, although i love most of the production here i didn't find the songwriting all that interesting, most of the time Alexandra seems to tackle the same topics, but overall this is a pretty decent record that i'll come back to a few times
PatrickL0419
70
Lana Del Rey vibes, but altogether pleasant ones nonetheless.
El_Bark
70
been hearing a ton of pop like this recently and it is definitely a solid project that just slightly lacks anything spectacular for it to stand out
smallpeeble
71
lovely
WildChameleon
66
There is Alvvays.
WittyMiki
79
Dont know why but this album reminds me of Let Eangland Shake quite a bit. Enjoy the style and look forward to her further releases.
85
Fav Soft Currents, Saving Grace, Howl, Send Her Back, The Phantom, Bad Disease, But You, The Archer

Beautiful vocals, really great sounding all the way through. Love the blend of her voice and the guitar through out this thing. There is something about it being so simple that gives it this elegant beauty to it.
InnanetThug
65
A short but extravagant-sounding psychedelic chamber pop record. I’ve never heard anything from Alexandra Savior prior to this record, and I was pretty impressed. I like the somber melodics and soft guitars throughout this record. As a vocalist I’m not entirely sure Savior has anything that makes her standout, in fact a lot of this record reminded me of something Lana Del Rey might’ve attempted on 2019’s NFR (a record I’ve praised endlessly). This album attempts to ... read more
currentjoyys
79
FAVORITE TRACK: Saving Grace

LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: Howl

Ok yeah this is really good and I 100% see myself going back and giving this a higher score. After one listen, though, it's safe to say Savior is soulful and emotional on her 2nd full length LP. She wears her influences of bluesy pop singers from the 60s on her sleeve but some songs like Send Her Back, which I really enjoyed, sound like an Angel Olsen demo.
lachlantula
83
Being an Australian means that Triple J absolutely douses me in subpar indie pop/rock, but this is a visceral and tame soundscape that lightly massages your ears with loving care. A gorgeous start to the year - well, decade!
jkpyg
84
Lyrics - 16/20
Instrumentation - 18/20
Originality - 15/20
Enjoyment - 17/20
Production - 18/20

Best Track - The Archer, Soft Currents, Howl
Worst Track - There isn't One 😁

Best Thing About It: Production and her Voice
Worst Thing About It: How Short it is.

Note: Really Incredible Album.
pizzagrande
58
reverb + clean singing + boring drumline.

not a terrible sound 🤷‍♀️
JayCrackers
81
Every Track on this record has its own personality whilst Alexandra Savior maintains her own. It's gloomy, sad but importantly its heart-warming. Her vocals are the main part and focus of the album and for good reasons, she's like a folky Lana Del Ray and I love it. Overall, a great record and one I would reccomend.

TRACK REVIEW

Soft Currents 8/10
Saving Grace 8/10
Crying All the Time 7.5/10
Howl 9/10
Send Her Back 8/10
Can't Help Myself 7.5/10
The Phantom 8/10
Bad Disease 8/10
But You ... read more
fueledbyramon
75
good old indie rock/pop. nothing new but its pretty enjoyable.

fav. tracks: Saving Grace, Crying All The Time, Howl

least fav. tracks: Send Her Back
88
Alexandra just confirmed she doesn’t need the other Alex to make an amazing record
marvelgaryen
86
First of all, this album cover is FANTASTIC.
Let me start by saying that Alexandra's voice is phenomenal, quite profound.
I heard a lot of folk/indie projects last year and somehow this doesn't sound generic or something that sounds like it have been done before. I'm almost haunted by these songs...
mehercanthuman
69
derivative and at times boring
gas_souza
77
Soft Currents - 80
Saving Grace - 75
Crying All the Time - 80
Howl - 75
Send Her Back - 75
Can't Help Myself - 75
The Phantom - 70
Bad Disease - 80
But You - 80
The Archer - 80

Destaques: But You e Soft Currents
lucacdornelles
78
SONGS RANKED:
10. Howl
9. Bad Disease
8. The Phantom
7. Saving Grace
6. Crying All the Time
5. Send Her Back
4. But You
3. Can't Help Myself
2. The Archer
1. Soft Currents
gonewildbunghol
50
Favorite Verse:

Seven years
I’ve had seven years of bad luck
And I’m just fine
Happiness
I find happiness in the wrong places
Every time

Song: Soft Currents

Least Favorite Verse:

You ate me right up
You spit me back out
You bit my head right off with your tiny little mouth
I licked the blood from your lips

Song: The Archer
frutoespurio
60
standout: Howl, Crying all the Time
The second full length of the oregon indie singer is an overdose of melancholy. Production is on point which captures the emotion of her voice.
homemcordial
70
The Archer is very fun to listen, but i think her songwriting wasn't really that great..
good stuff.
Doublez
71
A new psychedelic / dream pop Contemporary effort very easy to access, with very immediate listenings which makes you enter directly into her universe.

Although it is not extraordinary, it is nevertheless a beautiful quiete consice adventure and does not leave any room for waste (but therefore shows some limitations), where I was rocked by the beautiful voice of Alexandra Savior.

I'll say that the listening was so easy that it probably means that I wasn't surprised and every time I listen ... read more
58
rec tracks:
Crying all the time; bad disease
ArcadeWeekend
78
Incrível meu pai, já é top 10 faves do Ano e olha que o primeiro mês do ano nem acabou. Coesão, letras profundas e a produção genial com uma vibe super gostosa que soa a ser até um pouco obscura (o conceito). Savior tem tudo pra ser uma grande promessa da década

Fave Tracks: Saving Grace, Crying All The Time, Howl, The Phantom, Bad Disease
DeadeyeRaccoon
87
Well, somehow, this is better than "Norman Fucking Rockwell!" I was going to include the exclamation there anyway, it was just coincidental the album has an exclamation at the end of it. Alexandra Savior's Sophomore record manages to convey so much melancholy and heartbreak into the span of 30 minutes.

For this review, I've compared Savior to Lana Del Rey, as Lana's last project is very akin to this one - both describe abusive and poisonous relationships led by a powerful, beautiful ... read more
comunismin
84
as my first album from alexandra I feel really impressed
lostatsea__
85
Don’t miss out on this album!

This is great. Lovely songwriting and vocals from Alexandra along with gorgeous and dreamy production that compliments her very well. I’ll admit I feel like she truly shines as a songwriter on the more laid back moments on the record, like the opener Soft Currents and closer The Archer, but that’s not to say the more psychedelic songs here aren’t good, they are!

Favorite tracks: Soft Currents (!) ,The Archer (!) ,Howl, The phantom, Saving ... read more
48
A year or two ago I would have been a lot more lenient on this, but 2019 saw artists like Lana Del Rey, Weyes Blood and Billie Eilish expanding this brand of melancholic bedroom pop in such a refreshing and boundary pushing way, that this sounds so stale in comparison. The production drounds out her vocals and it's a blatant rip-off of some of Lana's earlier work. I don't know why this is getting so much love
hzy0421
69
Not a huge fan of her Lana-esque voice but it does suit the psych-pop production here, which I liked. The overall listening is like an experience of loneliness on the couch at home, alone, much like Arctic Monkey's last effort, but a lot better.
Wam
72
Saaaaaaayyy
gabe5inko_music
78
Heavy Lana vibes on this one.

Lush, psychedelic indie pop; addicting to throw on in the background. All kinda runs together but doesn't really take away from the project. Overall, quite an enjoyable listen.
thevillageidiot
75
Frustratingly, The Archer spends the length of the record taking one step forward and two steps back - for example, following up admirable (nearly excellent) indie-psych tracks like "Saving Grace" and "Crying All the Time" with the incongruous "Howl", a polished pop track with a Gotye aftertaste, catchy for all the wrong reasons. If only Alexandra Savior hadn't been doomed with a standard-issue, soft-spoken art pop voice and a lack of clear direction, her sophomore ... read more
spooky_coochie
78
this is a nice, relaxing album with a haunting Americana/psychedelic vibe to it. the mystic lyricism and soothing vocal deliveries make for a good, dreamy escape. the jangley, distant guitar is perfect, and the big brass section that appears on tracks like "But You" and "Send Her Back" are excellent!

color me intrigued by this - this is the first new 2020 release I've heard that actually made me want to look into more of the artists' work. I just listened to this because I ... read more
91
Uma grande surpresa, realmente.
O álbum conta uma simples história do amor... De uma forma irreal, não melosa.
Alexandra traz uma pegada Lana Del Rey em sua majestosa música "Can't help myself" (que se assemelha muito, pelo o menos na composição, com Shades of cool).
Um álbum delicioso, original de se ouvir. O incrível é ver que tudo é coeso.
Sobre as outras faixas: The Archer, que é a faixa-título, ... read more
eedeltoro15
80
A great indie/psychedelic pop record from Alexandra. Instrumentals are great and chill; very classic indie pop, although I found it repetitive at times. Lyrics are pretty good too. The instrumentals really complement her voice, making her vocals a very strong aspect of this album. However, I personally was a little annoyed with the sort of “indie voice” she was trying real hard to push, as well as with the monotonous singing sprinkled into almost every track. Still enjoyed it ... read more
ArthurCampo
83
A ajuda de Sam Cohen na produção deu o "a mais" que Alexandra Savior precisava para expandir seu som. Em The Archer, a cantora encontra seus estupendos, doces e distantes vocais aliados a uma instrumentalização psicodélica, mas que não exagera e muito menos prejudica a narrativa desgastante de Savior. E o resultado é uma surpresa gigante, um projeto cativante, desde sua composição lírica à suas vibrantes ... read more
Jayvk
70
Reminds me a lot of Lana Del Rey. Decent album.
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