A Billion Little Lights

Wild Pink - A Billion Little Lights
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2021 Ratings: #82 / 93
User Score
Based on 60 ratings
2021 Ratings: #58
Liked by 6 people
February 19, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
Royal Mountain / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

82
Beats Per Minute
Wild Pink’s third full length sees them at their most fluent, achieving a compositional and performative apex
80
Upset

It's an album for clear nights where the universe's beauty and sheer scale can be pulled into widescreen focus.

76
Pitchfork

Splitting the difference between War on Drugs and Death Cab for Cutie, the latest from the Brooklyn band offers indie rock at its most familiar and instantly gratifying.

70
Uncut

Lyrical references to stargazing, sprawling jasmine and the passage of time paint a picture of the infinite, and our small place in it, that is heightened by the band’s soaring melodies.

70
Loud and Quiet

Wild Pink started off by making small scale, meditative versions of songs you might envisage being blasted at a football field, and A Billion Little Lights ups the scope without sacrificing their central pensive nature.

70
Exclaim!

While A Billion Little Lights as a whole is not as elegantly cohesive as Wild Pink's past work, the starry-eyed melodies shine stronger and more confidently than ever.

70
FLOOD Magazine

Without seeming pretentious or self-indulgent, A Billion Little Lights is a roomy and spacious effort that fits bashfully into the existing corpus of contemporary indie.

60
The Line of Best Fit

The execution isn’t quite perfect - at times, you can feel the record trying, as if it’s labouring under its own weight. But the band, and particularly Ross, deliver it with such honesty that that much can be forgiven.

60
musicOMH

A Billion Little Lights is a good album when heard in isolation, but it pales in comparison to those albums that inspired its creation.

BGL13
56
pretty boring, slightly forgettable, but not necessarily bad
geanluka
70
19.2.2021

A soothing and calm record.
avernannes
53
★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆
5.3/10

"A Billion Little Lights" presents a cheerful and optimistic, but unremarkable and not really ambitious set of tracks. The energy is very pleasant, but you probably won't remember a single song from this album.
laz456
75
When I want something relaxing to vibe to while I think or work on something, this is the kind of record I love. Wild Pink create that warm atmosphere that helps make the world's problems melt away for just a moment.
heavymetalbumma
82
I was pretty nervous for this release since Wild Pink's last album means a lot to me and the instant grat tracks weren't doing a lot to hold my attention. Of course I was foolish to be worried cause what the fuck do I know. The band still sounds amazing and I'm sure this will rival "Yolk in the Fur" after repeat listens. They still are my number one band to listen to while driving at night or in the snow. It's the perfect atmosphere for their music. They're so tranquil and thought ... read more
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Track List

  1. The Wind Was Like a Train
  2. Bigger Than Christmas
  3. The Shining But Tropical
  4. Amalif
  5. Oversharers Anonymous
  6. You Can Have It Back
  7. Family Friends
  8. Track Mud
  9. Pacific City
  10. Die Outside
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Added on: October 7, 2020