A Quickening

Orlando Weeks - A Quickening
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2020 Ratings: #235 / 821
User Score
Based on 64 ratings
2020 Ratings: #592
Liked by 2 people
June 12, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
PIAS / Label
Art Pop / Genres
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Orlando Weeks - A Quickening

Genre: Art Pop
Country: UK

Final Verdict: 55% (Pleasant Album)
Yearly Ranking: 608th / 838

Highlight: None Too Tough

Made me think of:
The Maccabees
Belle and Sebastian


i mean... it's nice and all. really atmospheric and ethereal, but slightly uneasy, like a strange uncanny valley between a dream and a nightmare. the tracks here have this very spacey touch to them that'll just leave you feeling like you're stranded in the ocean; it's delicate and sensitive... but there isn't really anything that makes this stand out amidst this flood of art pop releases we've had this year. it lacks a bit of originality and a bit of creativity; it would be a much greater and ... read more


There is no doubt that one of Week's strength is his soft, milky tone. Since he was in The Maccabees, the band stand out from other indie because of Orlando's voice. This album actually lets him showcase his voice with atmospheric music that put his voice in the center of each song. Still there are no hooks or stand outs throughout the album. It flows like water, when you realize it, it's gone. Personally I'm missing some peaks or climax moments, "Blood, Love or Nothing" might be the ... read more

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Track List

  1. Milk Breath
  2. Blood Sugar
  3. Safe in Sound
  4. St. Thomas'
  5. Takes a Village
  6. Moon's Opera
  7. All the Things
  8. Blame or Love or Nothing
  9. None Too Tough
  10. Summer Clothes
  11. Dream
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Added on: May 28, 2020