The Art Of Losing

The Anchoress - The Art Of Losing
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2021 Ratings: #11 / 182
User Score
Based on 41 ratings
Liked by 1 person
March 12, 2021 / Release Date
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Art Rock, Art Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
The Arts Desk
The Anchoress speaks for us all at a time when the perilous balance of power between the sexes looks ever more fragile. That she can do it while also entertaining and enticing us to sing along is some feat.
90
The Line of Best Fit
Davies’ fight back is well worth remembering in those times of grave need.
90
musicOMH
The Anchoress is stepping out of the shadow of her famous friends to show that she’s an almighty talent in her own right.
85
Spectrum Culture
These 14 tracks variously seek answers and meaning, refuting the notion that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
80
Mojo
Throughout, a recurring Satie-like piano motif floats in and out, soothing the raw emotions.
80
The Forty-Five
Davies draws together all kinds of loss, individual and collective, to reach a point of emotional focus and musical thrill: a gathering of griefs, untangled and laid out to dry.
80
Clash
There is never any doubt in her authorial voice and ability to commandingly tell her own story, with all the tragedies and triumphs contained therein.
80
NME
It captures the unpredictable, spinning chaos of grief with a searing precision that’s hard to turn away from.
80
The Observer
The Welsh multi-instrumentalist navigates a small battalion of sorrows on this richly wrought second album.
80
Under The Radar
This album moves and inspires rather than being a “difficult listen” due to its subject matter.
80
Record Collector
Catherine Anne Davies reasserts herself as a commanding alt-gothic solo force on her second album as The Anchoress.
70
Uncut
The album successfully tackles the spectrum of human emotions experienced after trauma.
AngelHerntz
63
Estoy a favor de que los artistas usen la música como vehículo para el reclamo y la disconformidad social, de hecho lo prefiero a que sean sólo meros divertimentos sin sentido, cuestionables, o propiciadores de ideas toxicas y peligrosamente contagiosas.
Es necesario que discursos propuestos como en The Art Of Losing sean compartidos por los demás, es muy seguro que algo así no hubiese podido ser lanzado algún tiempo atrás por la mentalidad de la ... read more
NTTR
65
The Anchoress - The Art of Losing

Genre: Art Pop
Country: UK

Final Verdict: 65% (Good Album)
Yearly Ranking: 69th / 235

Highlight: The Exchange

Made me think of:
Hooverphonic
Paatos
Tori Amos
Anneke Van Giersbergen
Phoebe Bridgers
Memar
NR
The instrumentals are good. I feel this would have been better as just that - an instrumental release. This album just doesn’t work for me. Nothing really fits or makes sense. Maybe the vocals need to grow in me, but I don’t really see them doing that. I also wish the songs had a less traditional structure and continued the style of the prelude. This kind of gave me Florence + The Machine vibes for some reason. Maybe I’m just having a moment, idk.
79
Fav Tracks: Show Your Face;
Mohamedmahmoud
73
The Anchoress - The Art Of Losing
Indie Pop / Alternative Rock
March 5, 2021

Smart topics about child abuse and toxic relationships introduced in a prosaic scheme of music.
Overall I like her mind, and based on her latest releases, she definitely has a big potential.

7.5/10

Favourite tracks :
Unravel
5AM
My Confessor
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Added on: November 4, 2020