AOTY 2021

Sixty Summers

Julia Stone - Sixty Summers
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2021 Ratings: #561 / 666
User Score
Based on 66 ratings
2021 Ratings: #496
Liked by 3 people
April 30, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
BMG / Label
Art Pop, Indie Pop / Genres
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Sixty Summers sees the kitten-voiced Julia take even bolder steps into uncharted territory.

Almost every song boats an indelible hook and a sense of longing at odds with Stone's take-it-or-leave-it vocals. It's the sort of effortless delivery a singer finds when they've been doing this for a while.
The Independent
The Australian artist sounds like a brand new person, ready to make up for those years she played it safe ... You’re never quite sure where she’s going. But that’s all part of the fun.
Evening Standard
A whizzy, technicolour St Vincent production that exists on a whole new planet from the autumnal indie folk she has made to date, both with Angus and alone.
Under The Radar

Sixty Summers has its moments, but is too frequently bogged down by electronic esoterica that takes away the salience of Stone’s airy articulation.

Spectrum Culture
With Sixty Summers, her most distinctive asset β€” her child-like and delicate voice frequently lacks the necessary weight to be heard when set against electronic beats.
Record Collector
A swerve into slinky alt-R&B and pop turf proves a good fix on her third solo album.
Always an eccentric crafter of melody and verse, Stone returns after an eight-year absence full of ambition and fire - though not always consistent.

‘Sixty Summers’ is certainly no dud effort, it succeeds in sweeping you away in its momentum ... but there’s a smattering of recycled moments that tarnish the overall impact.

This amazing album by Julia Stone is the most unexpected surprised I've heard all month so far.... With producers from the like of Doveman, Annie Clark (St. Vincent) and Julia herself, something extraordinary came from them. Folk, dream pop, alternative, synthpop there's room for all these genres and some other influences too. The track 'We All Have' with a featuring by the awesome Matt Berninger (The National's vocalist) is probably the best track in here and also one of the best I've heard ... read more
sorry, but her imagery work with Filip Custic doesn't go with the sound of this album. every visual seems kinda unnaturally put together, especially after Rosalía worked with him on El Mal Querer a short time ago, an album with the literal same aesthetic, but EMQ matches the visuals and the sound perfectly. like, if you wanna pull out the exact same thing, don't do it worse.
Break - 3/5
Sixty Summers - 3/5
We All Have (feat. Matt Berninger) - 4/5
Substance - 3/5
Dance - 3/5
Free - 4/5
Who - 3/5
Fire In Me - 2/5
Easy - 5/5 ❀
Queen - 2/5
Heron - 5/5 ❀
Unreal - 3/5
I Am No One - 4/5
Dance (French Version) - 3/5
isso é uma obra de arte
I was expecting another melancholy album which would be okay. But Julia took it a step further, changed her style and made a really enjoyable album!
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Added on: October 29, 2020