Christine and the Queens - La vita nuova
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
User Score
Based on 612 ratings
2020 Ratings: #54
Liked by 36 people
February 27, 2020 / Release Date
EP / Format
Because Music / Label
Synthpop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
NME

Conceptually, ‘La Vita Nuova’ is an astonishing feat – but even better than that, it also oozes an intensity of feeling that punches right in the gut.

90
DIY

Christine is still truly in a league of her own.

88
Paste

La vita nuova sounds like a collection of essentials for a soon-to-be prolific artist.

80
Clash

A rich, rewarding, and extremely direct return, one worth observing on its own terms.

80
Spectrum Culture

The EP insists that Chris is no mere pop artist, since she comes to the table with both the refinement and the mythos of a pop star. It could very well presage a turning point for Letissier, a sharp and sudden push towards expanded international public consciousness.

80
AllMusic

La Vita Nuova is a fine complement to the Chris era.

78
Pitchfork

The singer and producer’s dazzling new EP is a subtle gesture about grace and interiority and the illusion of effortlessness, the same attributes that mark Chris as a true star.

Doublez
76
It is once again apparent that he has some special things going on with Christine and The Queen, which also explains why "Christine"'s music is exported unlike that of his compatriots. So it's true that the language barrier is not really an obstacle here and plays its role, because the songs have been in several language versions, either it's mixed, but it's also because musically and artistically Christine & The Queen is really solid.

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orangedroog65
88
This is so much better than Chris. Instead of having French and English versions of each song she just picks what’s best for the song and here we have a very solid 6-track ep. love it! This time in even more languages but whatever!
CRJPopGod
80
I understand where people who thought Christine was overrated on her last project came from, but this ep is stellar and an improvement in all fronts for Christine, in my opinion. People i've been sad it's easily my favorite of the year so far. Looking forward to everything Christine is dropoing from now on.
TheBoredCritic
70
With two solid albums behind her such as Charleur Humaine and Chris , the Frenchwoman has taken a stylistic turn in this new EP of six much more pop songs, more direct and eighties, but loaded with symbolism and with an exquisite production that make it an album above average in terms of records of this style.
Choke959Reviews
89
-People,i've been sad 8.9💚

-Je disparais dans tes bras 9.8💜

-Mountains(We Met) 8.9💚

-Nada 9.0💜

-La Vita Nuova 8.9💚

EP do ano💜
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Track List

  1. People, I've been sad
  2. Je disparais dans tes bras
  3. Mountains (we met)
  4. Nada
  5. La vita nuova (feat. Caroline Polachek)
  6. I disappear in your arms
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Added on: February 27, 2020