There Is No Other

Isobel Campbell - There Is No Other
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Based on 9 reviews
2020 Ratings: #429 / 595
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Based on 50 ratings
2020 Ratings: #546
February 7, 2020 / Release Date
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Cooking Vinyl / Label
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Isobel Campbell's new release There Is No Other is very good pop record with elements of folk and psychedelic in the mix to create a smooth and soft record and is relaxing listening but ultimately lacks impact on me. It is an highly enjoyable record but nothing truly stands out in the LP.

Track Review

City of Angels 7.5/10
Runnin' Down a Dream 7/10
Vultures 7/10
Ant Life 6.5/10
Rainbow 6.5/10
The Heart of It All 7.5/10
Hey World 7/10
The National Bird of India 7/10
Just for Today 6.5/10
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On her first solo record in fourteen years, Isobel Campbell excels at a shimmering and hushed pace, but comes off as awkward in other places. Where an album like this would land with me on nearly any other occasion, There Is No Other instead feels like a selection of astounding tracks paired with some ill-advised moments.

There can be no better example on There Is No Other to exemplify the tonal shift that occurs on this album than the beginning two tracks. City Of Angels is a gorgeous and ... read more
Worth a listen
A nice little psychedelic folk album. Definitely more red wine and sunsets than LSD trips. The delicate vocals, earthy acoustic instrumentation, and occasional gospel blasts give this album a real organic vibe, like your drifting down a stream on a warm summer day. To enjoy the album, you must buy in to this tranquility. Most of the songs revolve around a single riff or motif and only a couple evolve as it goes on. At its best, this repetition adds to this hypnotic vibe, but at its worst its ... read more
On her first solo album in 14 years, the former Belle and Sebastian singer indulges a gently psychedelic fantasy of California fleshed out with gospel vocals and a Tom Petty cover.

Twelve months ago you would have gotten long odds on Isobel Campbell returning in 2020 with an album of dashing, adventurous, and even rather funky indie pop. The former Belle and Sebastian singer may have scuffed up her musical palette in the 2000s with a trio of releases alongside onetime Screaming Tree Mark ... read more
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Track List

  1. City of Angels
  2. Runnin' Down a Dream
  3. Vultures
  4. Ant Life
  5. Rainbow
  6. The Heart of It All
  7. Hey World
  8. The National Bird of India
  9. Just for Today
  10. See Your Face Again
  11. Boulevard
  12. Counting Fireflies
  13. Below Zero
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Added on: September 12, 2019