Home for Now

Babeheaven - Home for Now
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2020 Ratings: #526 / 752
User Score
Based on 18 ratings
November 20, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Babeheaven / Label
Indie Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

85
The Line of Best Fit

Expertly crafted, Home For Now appears before you with its featherweight layers stacking neatly, jaunting at angles to create a shattered widescreen picture of personal and intimate realisations and catharsis.

80
DIY

Richly nuanced, effortlessly cool and at times beautifully bleak, ‘Home for Now’ feels like the sound of Babeheaven finding their feet in an atmosphere of uncertainty.

70
Loud and Quiet
Some debut albums seek to take the listener on a journey; others establish a vibe and riff on it, and this is definitely the latter. It’s a smoothly-grooving R&B record that inhabits an expansive soundscape, and gets as comfortable in it as you are in those trackie bottoms.
70
Gigwise

In these times of turbulence and uncertainty, Babeheaven’s debut album Home For Now offers a much needed sense of calmness and warmth.

66
Pitchfork

Home for Now isn’t necessarily groundbreaking; there are plenty of bands working with similar fusions of indie, pop, and electronic music, but the album shows them clearly moving forward in their abilities and ambitions. What’s most exciting is hearing Andersen discovering her potential as a singer.

60
Dork

‘Home For Now’ is a promising debut from a duo with music in their blood and ambition in their hearts. There’s always a place for a bit of melancholy in your life, and at a time more uncertain than ever, this is an album which keeps it at the very core.

No13Baby
85
A long overdue consolidation of some of Babeheaven's best work (and more!!) into a soothing debut LP. Drawing upon elements across a handful of genres, a lofi-alternative-r&b-esque soundscape is drawn that is gentle on the ears
OldGuyNewTunes
60
Babeheaven's debut is like a rainy day spent reading a book in your bedroom. Sure, it's relaxing and all, but at the end of it you feel like it's really gone nowhere. Gentle trip hop beats float in and out, some wobbly guitar shows up here and there, all wrapped up in a pleasant enough package. There are a few highlights, but those are most notably the singles that preceded the album ("Cassette Beat" being the best of those, and the one that led me to listen to this entire album). ... read more
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Track List

  1. November
  2. Human Nature
  3. Until the End
  4. June 4th
  5. Cassette Beat
  6. In My Arms
  7. 6 Times Round
  8. Craziest Things
  9. Swimming up River
  10. Friday Sky
  11. How Deep (Love)
  12. I've Been Gone
  13. Jalisco
  14. Through the Night
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Added on: October 11, 2020