Feel Feelings

SoKo - Feel Feelings
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2020 Ratings: #552 / 809
User Score
Based on 146 ratings
2020 Ratings: #367
Liked by 8 people
July 10, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Because / Label
www.s-o-k-o.com / Website
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The focus occasionally wanders ... but it's hard to hold a touch of self indulgence against Soko when she's produced such an intelligent stylish pop record.

Northern Transmissions
An engaging album that allows the listener to fill in their own details.

Letting go of My Dreams Dictate My Reality's verses and choruses was a smart choice: moods and melodies go where they need to, and Soko is such a riveting presence that the lack of obvious structure only adds to her sincerity.

Tracks like Blasphémie and Oh To Be A Rainbow make you glad to be imperfectly perfect along with Soko. However, not all of it works so smoothly.
Q Magazine
It's a uniformly lovely if melodically insubstantial mode – far more compelling are Soko's dispatches from the frontline of dysfunctional romance, from the interchangeable cads to the subtle erosions of self-worth.
At its best, the album gets a gentle, jazz-funk groove on: Being Sad Is Not A Crime could almost be Mtume, and on Oh! To Be A Rainbow, a soul-shaded slow dance, she's as persuasive as Prince.
Spacious and ethereal return from pop auteur, Soko with tracks that glides like a fever dream, of bubbles and unmade beds and daydreaming, with an unabashed romanticism at its core. If you love a different mix of pop for today, give this a spin.
she SNAPPED. sky ferreira is quaking.
ahhh i love this album so much!

it's so dreamy, smokey, hazey, jammy...dare i even say, jazzy?

and we can't forget vibey too...ahh!

i'm such a sucker for this kind of sound and i'm not at all suprised by how much i liked it.

that said...
it's not a perfect album.

it can get sleepy and monotonous a lot of the time.
some of the songs here don't really work for me.

"Blasphémie" which while impressively is in French (well...she is French but i didn't know that so...) just ... read more
It's a great record, I have a feeling of nostalgia and deep emotional regrets after this experience, somehow made me reflect on my own personal relationships.
This is a very passable dream pop record with the genre's typical lovely and ethereal melodies mixed with reverb soaked and low mixed vocals. Some interesting eccentricities show up in songs like "Blasphemie", which has a fun French section, but not everything nails the landing such as the eyebrow raising vocals on "Are You a Magician?". Soko does connect more than she misses though, but never really knocks any of the hits out of the park. This is far from offensive, as a ... read more
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Track List

  1. Are You a Magician?
  2. Being Sad Is Not a Crime
  3. Blasphémie
  4. Looking For Love
  5. Oh, To Be a Rainbow!
  6. Quiet Storm
  7. Don't Tell Me to Smile
  8. Replaceable Heads
  9. Let Me Adore You
  10. Now What?
  11. Time Waits For No One
  12. Hurt Me With Your Ego
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Added on: March 12, 2020