Viscera

Jenny Hval - Viscera
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 17 ratings
April 26, 2011 / Release Date
LP / Format
Rune Grammofon / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Sputnikmusic

What makes the album more than just another dark visage of female-voiced folk is the subtle viciousness with which it was crafted.

89
Coke Machine Glow

The main thrust of Viscera is the cycle of flesh continually transcending into something deeper and universal then being reduced back to pure body. Threatening to dissolve into an undifferentiated mass than gathered, coiled up and collected into something private and mysterious again.

80
musicOMH

In spite of perhaps a natural inclination to laugh at times, Viscera has a magnetism from which it is difficult to escape.

60
PopMatters

Between loudness and quiet, Hval prefers the latter, setting up a truly reflective if questionably profound portrait of her innermost thoughts.

EMR
84
Jenny Hval's debut album is such a mysterious and magic work that it is easy to get lost inside each of these tracks. It is possibly her longest album yet, and has some really fantastic songwriting work. Viscera is a magistral work of light vs dark, ominous soundscapes vs delicate, voice-led tunes that blend really well together in a unique piece of art. Possibly her must pure art-effort so far, and a recommended listen.
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Track List

  1. Engines in the City 
  2. Blood Flight 
  3. Portrait of the Young Girl As an Artist 
  4. How Gentle 
  5. A Silver Fox 
  6. Golden Locks 
  7. This Is a Thirst 
  8. Milk of Marrow 
  9. Black Morning / Viscera
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Added on: November 29, 2011