All The Time

Jessy Lanza - All The Time
Critic Score
Based on 22 reviews
2020 Ratings: #247 / 755
User Score
Based on 230 ratings
2020 Ratings: #339
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
PopMatters

Jessy Lanza's All the Time is a lush and spacious collection that shows a hard-fought mental clarity, a deliberate effort to resist the instincts on display on "VV Violence" in pursuit of digging deeper into oneself.

84
Beats Per Minute

All The Time feels like an emotional battle zone, but by the time it winds up with the soothing title track, all we’re left with is a picture of Jessy Lanza standing proud, ready to face up to whatever’s set to come with her heart and her army of synths.

80
Q Magazine

Her production surprising, but not willfully kooky, rhythms arrestingly unusual yet never alienating. All the Time is cool and compelling dance-pop.

80
Mojo

In Jessy Lanza's case, disruption has elevated artistic output.

80
Northern Transmissions

Lanza is clearly a talent to watch out for and with All The Time establishes her place among the best in modern funk, R&B and pop songwriters and producers.

80
The Line of Best Fit

Though it doesn’t quite scratch the same itch for experimentation as her last album, Lanza has once again proved that she’s a forward-thinking producer with a knack for writing irresistible pop music.

80
Exclaim!

To consider All the Time is to imagine a flat circle and the different ways you can fill it up. That proposition might feel overfamiliar for pandemic-era listeners, but Lanza navigates it with an angular propulsion and a commitment that diffuses the idle tension, almost normalizing it, making it more approachable.

80
Clash

Its 10 tracks are tied together by pop structures and familiar, forceful bass drums, but inflected by jazz and footwork, they retain a capacity for surprise beyond a few days’ listening.

80
AllMusic

Characterized less by lavishly layered and hypercharged whiskings of electro, house, and juke, its pared-down sound and slower tempos suit Lanza's higher prioritization of lyrics.

80
The Guardian

All the Time is filled with tracks that get the delicate balance right between experimentation and a love of an uncomplicated pop tune; between nostalgia for the past and a dedication to sounding like the future.

80
musicOMH

All The Time is an enjoyable collection of bops and ditties for those who like their tunes retro and mischievous.

80
Louder Than War

All The Time may have been written last year yet it’s bright, pure-pop may be just what we need to get through the remainder of 2020.

80
The Sydney Morning Herald

Millennial ennui hangs off her words like condensation, though once wiped away there is catharsis (Ice Creamy). Over and Over shows that Lanza has stopped running long enough to appreciate where she is right now.

78
Pitchfork
Recorded shortly before her move from New York to San Francisco, the Canadian club-pop musician’s third LP with Junior Boys’ Jeremy Greenspan sounds sensual, understated, and effortless.
76
Sputnikmusic
This is a sparser and slower project than her usual fare, yes, with less footwork and glitch elements, but this allows for more visibility for some of the more fascinating sounds in her catalog.
70
Loud and Quiet

It’s a deeply rewarding listen, and a step forward from an artist who was already doing so much with a whisper.

70
God Is in the TV
This feeling of pure creative enjoyment, along with the erudite gadgetry on show, becomes more infectious on every listen.
70
Crack Magazine
Jessy Lanza's third album is so effortlessly scrumptious and frenetic you almost forget that there aren’t any dancefloors to enjoy it on.
65
Spectrum Culture
Lanza will be one of the most perfect people to take over the pop world, but she’s not there yet.
60
The Observer
The Canadian producer takes a wicked turn in her deliciously offbeat third album.
Muratka
95
Amazing!
se101
40
Highlighted by sleek and cute instrumentals, All the Time is by no means a bad album. The vocals were consistent but nothing amazing, and the album quickly lost steam about 4-5 tracks in.
MarkyC
78
Listening to All the Time, you can't help but get the impression that Jessy Lanza was enraptured by electronic production possibilities and obscure, but highly enjoyable what-ifs.
Tsareena
81
Such an effortless album for Jessy Lanza. I love the production and how breezy the album is in general though some of the tracks in the middle get a bit too repetitive. The singles and the last two tracks are all great though. I can see the album growing on me.
Faves: All the Time, Lick in Heaven, Face
franciscocidf
73
(73/100) Adorable poppy voice with r&b elements, synthesizers that reminiscent those old japonese videogames soundtracks and stabbing drums makes 'All The Time' a good choise for danceable chill moments, even though this is a little bit tedious to hear for the first time

1. Anyone Around - 63/100
2. Lick in Heaven - 71/100
3. Face - 62/100
4. Badly - 77/100
5. Alexander - 82/100
6. Ice Creamy - 74/100
7. Like Fire - 81/100
8. Baby Love - 70/100
9. Over and Over - 85/100
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Track List

  1. Anyone Around
  2. Lick in Heaven
  3. Face
  4. Badly
  5. Alexander
  6. Ice Creamy
  7. Like Fire
  8. Baby Love
  9. Over and Over
  10. All the Time
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Added on: April 27, 2020