Through Water

Låpsley - Through Water
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2020 Ratings: #272 / 809
User Score
Based on 203 ratings
2020 Ratings: #411
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
DIY

By adding an extra layer of complexity to her sound without compromising on intimacy, it’s a solid evolution that bodes incredibly well for wherever she swims to next.

80
The Guardian

Låpsley’s second album is stripped of collaborators, but its clean aesthetic highlights the scars of real experience.

80
The Observer

What is less familiar are her more outward-facing lyrics. Whereas her debut was all about the personal, Through Water is more explicitly political.

70
AllMusic

While fans will be glad to know that Through Water generally adheres to the well-embraced, cushiony indie electronica of Long Way Home, its "2.0" quality makes it an even better entry point for the uninitiated.

70
Gigwise

After four years, perfecting her craft, it is evident that the singer is a more confident producer.

Doublez
71
After having served us appetizers with his EP These Elements released last December which gave us a nice glimpse, Lapsley delivered a final version which I must say is a real breath of fresh air as we are going through a difficult and anxious time.

Musically Through Water has absolutely nothing original, it's a mix of indielectronica and modern pop art and already explored, however it's a very charming and smooth atmospheric album that Lapsley and his producer team manage to make live quietly ... read more
VeniseZoomer
82
[NSR] [FOTA]

This is pretty good art pop music. I love her EP, and this feels like a proper extension of that release.

Added 21/3/2020:
[SR]
Compared with the first album, Fletcher has really matured as a songwriter. Tracks like "My Love Was Like The Rain" show that she could be an innovative and diverse song designer. The background electronic sounds were very well used and they blend with the soothing vocal perfectly.

This project is quite reminiscent of last year's Weyse Blood ... read more
Emme_Strt
98
The core of this album is too well achieved, it is a good finish for its premise The Elements EP, all the variation of sounds and samples of acoustic and natural instruments such as wood and water, added to the electronic production of the beats and the piano, make of it an album with a very original sound, it stands out a lot from their other works and I consider this the best of her discography and the best ambient pop album of the current year.
I really enjoy it.

ESPAÑOL
El core de ... read more
NTTR
52
Låpsley - Through Water

Genre: Ambient Pop
Country: UK

Final Verdict: 52% (Pleasant Album)
Yearly Ranking: 520th / 625

Highlight: My Love Was Like the Rain

Made me think of:
Kosheen
FKA twigs
Grimes
Weyes Blood
Lykki Li
NothingToDoubt
94
La palabra más usada por la gente que suele hacer reviews se vuelve a hacer presente: INTROSPECTIVO.
Un álbum lleno de calma y belleza, va de acuerdo perfectamente con la portada, digerible gracias a su corta duración, siendo solo 10 tracks, pero son suficientes. coros profundamente sencillos pero la mayoría de las veces funcionan como mantras que acompañan a la idea general de la canción, la producción ambient pop sobresale y enaltece a la voz.
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Added on: February 4, 2020