Haunted Painting

Sad13 - Haunted Painting
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2020 Ratings: #409 / 712
User Score
Based on 60 ratings
2020 Ratings: #607
Liked by 3 people
September 25, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Wax Nine / Label
Indie Rock, Art Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

81
Paste
Dupuis is able to happily immerse listeners into her world—one filled with the thought-provoking lyricism that becomes easily consumed through addictive instrumentation choices, be it synths, larger-than-life orchestrals or punky performances.
80
DIY
If anybody has access to a higher power of divine survival witchcraft, it’s Sad13.
80
Upset
Sadie Dupuis shows once again how vital her voice is.
80
AllMusic

With Haunted Painting, Sadie Dupuis may have outgrown the confines of what her solo project Sad13 was originally designed to do -- and that's a good thing.

80
Under The Radar

Pop is often unfairly equated with being one-dimensional. Haunted Painting exhibits why that is absolutely not the case.

77
Spectrum Culture
A kaleidoscopic amalgamation of Sadie Dupuis’ musical and personal obsessions that is as assured as anything she’s done.
76
Pitchfork
Most songs are stuffed with diverging melodies and dense instrumentation. But Dupuis is such an adept songwriter and accomplished singer that the excesses are part of the appeal.
73
Beats Per Minute

The hook-heavy Haunted Painting is prime for tweens looking to break into indie rock sectors – it’s quirky, it’s light, it’s fun, and it’s Dupuis at her most earnest.

70
Exclaim!
It is clear that Dupuis is constantly looking for ways to expand the possibilities of what she can do, and this can be heard in her music. Morbid is a less apt description than memento mori: a reminder not to waste time.
60
The Observer
The US multi-instrumentalist stops at nothing on her ambitious yet playful second solo album.
60
No Ripcord

There’s a unique, slightly wrong sound that comes with Sad13’s sophomore album, Haunted Painting.

their_nickname
60
This record is not bad. It has some catchy hooks and some of the glitchy synths bring out some fun. However, it isn't half as dark or edgy as it thinks it is. It may parade in a mask of gothic subtexts and violent undertones, but there's more of that to be found in a typical Lady Gaga effort than anywhere on this album. What it is is an acceptable, albeit a bit mediocre, exercise in basic synth pop with some clashes of distortion thrown in once in a while. That is all, no more, no less.
Valeyard
75
Stripped down version of Soccer Mommy
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Track List

  1. Into the Catacombs
  2. WTD?
  3. Hysterical
  4. Ghost (of a Good Time)
  5. Oops...!
  6. Good Grief
  7. Ruby Wand
  8. With Baby
  9. The Crow
  10. Take Care
  11. Market Hotel
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Added on: June 30, 2020