Conatus

Zola Jesus - Conatus
Critic Score
Based on 25 reviews
2011 Ratings: #248 / 911
User Score
Based on 50 ratings
2011 Ratings: #166
October 4, 2011 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sacred Bones / Label
Art Pop, Darkwave / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
musicOMH

It is an amazing work that showcases a phenomenal talent and a unique voice.

80
Consequence of Sound

The Zola Jesus style has been refined enough so that it remains fresh and leaves the listener awaiting the next otherworldly journey.

80
PopMatters

If you had high hopes for Conatus, sing hallelujah as it not only meets expectations, it confidently shrugs and keeps on flying ‘til it’s way outta sight.

77
Pitchfork

There's a newfound sense of purpose, as if, having tested her abilities, Danilova now understands exactly what she's doing.

71
Beats Per Minute

The album shows Danilova making a conscious and admirable effort to try take another step in the right direction and for the most part it’s hard to fault her.

Indiefermag
70
Buena continuación, buena puesta en escena, buena producción... todo bien. Pero hay algo en este "Conatus" que no acertamos a encontrar que la baja unos peldaños respecto a "Stridulum II". Veremos en el próximo.
plowo
82
ghostly electronic pop
daFigz
85
Zola Jesus' CD 'Conatus' does a superb job of applying deep percussion, and minor key melody to Nika Roza Danilova's deeply resonant voice. Although a dark record in sound and lyricism...the ensuing musicality shines through like a burst of sun light through a stormy, darkly clouded sky at twilight. Certainly not a pop fresh recording, 'Conatus' is intended to be enjoyed by those drawn to contemplative music that incites the listeners darker, more cerebral ... read more
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#15/Stereogum
#23/Pretty Much Amazing
#27/Spinner
#38/SPIN
#44/Amazon
#45/Treble
#73/PopMatters

Track List

  1. Swords 
  2. Avalanche
  3. Vessel 
  4. Hikikomori 
  5. Ixode 
  6. Seekir 
  7. In Your Nature 
  8. Lick the Palm of the Burning Handshake 
  9. Shivers 
  10. Skin 
  11. Collapse
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Added on: June 29, 2011