A Common Turn

Anna B Savage - A Common Turn
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2021 Ratings: #11 / 89
User Score
Based on 136 ratings
2021 Ratings: #11
Liked by 14 people
January 29, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
City Slang / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
musicOMH

A Common Turn is a questing and provocative record that’s both remarkably dynamic and audaciously exposing.

90
God Is in the TV

A Common Turn delivers everything promised by the singles and that EP six years ago. It was worth the wait.

85
Spectrum Culture
Brutal self-reflection that variously navigates female sexuality, self-doubt and the healing properties of nature.
81
Beats Per Minute

A Common Turn is at its best when Savage is purely focused on herself, plumbing the depths of her psyche and existential angst.

80
Mojo

A swooping mix of art rock and intelligent dance music.

80
Loud and Quiet

Thoroughly modern in its make-up, A Common Turn is simultaneously reflective and rambunctious. Anna B Savage has made an outstanding first impression.

80
Clash

This is a gem of an album. Personal, honest and highly emotive, it tackles big questions; but most of all, it dares to be vulnerable.

80
Dork

Though the record is littered with anxiety, Savage has never sounded more self-assured — it's a complex, contradictory mix, but it makes for something deeply human.

80
The Irish Times
A dramatic debut album that shows the singer’s vulnerability and focus.
70
Uncut

For her debutalbum, Anna B Savage clears a groundbreaking path where stirring, lower-register singing meets bold, simple lyrics that are heartrending, funny or both.

70
The Line of Best Fit

A Common Turn serves as an excellent commentary on modern life, with some intensely personal struggles that others might be wary of sharing, lined up and forensically examined.

leolucia
77
VERY GOOD

Singer-songwriter Anna B Savage sings (jokes) about all her insecurities in her kind-of-baritone voice. Not only will you be enterained by the amusing poetic prose as you're struck by her commanding voice, but the record also uniquely incorporates dance beats at times you would think wouldn't work but actually really do.

Favourite tracks: Bedstuy, Two,
Lumdogmillionai
78
Country: UK

Genre: Art Pop

For fans of: Father John Misty, Laura Marling, Låpsley

This is an absolute gem of a record. Inconspicuous, subtle and vulnerable, the lyricism here is staggeringly good. With topics relating to toxic relationships, vivid sexual encounters and self-discovery, Anna B Savage's unique vocal delivery is something you have to hear for yourself. She sounds so wise but also so delicate and it is actually staggering at times.

The paired back instrumentals are ... read more
FatalNoise
83
So beautiful and intimate I can’t get enough. You go through every emotion that Savage puts out. Really nice record
avernannes
66
★★★★★★☆☆☆☆
6.6/10

The serene guitar flows through the album as Anna B Savage delivers deep, old-school vocal performance, with some additional instruments from time to time. The second part of the record brings a few more energetic moments, adding heavy guitars, rhythmic percussion, and even some electronic sounds, but all within the same simplistic, reserved tone. Many similarities to Son Lux, but I don't think they've ever made as good and consistent album as this one.
chinz
75
This debut record from Anna B Savage is one of the most strikingly transcendent and utterly gorgeous projects I've heard recently. Her voice is unlike anything I've ever heard and I was in awe of the creative uses of guitars. It had its fair share of unexpected moments, and it kept from being dull by introducing multiple styles and influences. I'm genuinely stunned at this project.
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Track List

  1. A Steady Warmth
  2. Corncrakes
  3. Dead Pursuits
  4. BedStuy
  5. Baby Grand
  6. Two
  7. A Common Tern
  8. Chelsea Hotel #3
  9. Hotel
  10. One
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Added on: November 15, 2020