Indigo Sparke - echo
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2021 Ratings: #372 / 513
User Score
Based on 136 ratings
2021 Ratings: #313
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Earmilk

echo may be an album steeped in hollow memories with a higher pain threshold than most, but it still remains to be an ode to love, to hope, and to everything that makes us human.

80
Uncut

Sparke emphasises the intimacy and immediacy of her performances on this debut, which sounds like you’ve walked into her rehearsal space.

76
Pitchfork
Co-produced by Adrianne Lenker, the Australian songwriter’s debut is a dark little star of intimacy and intensity. The atmosphere is rapt, the silences charged.
74
Beats Per Minute

Now is still a fine time to have Echo in our lives though, feeling like a delicate breath of soft vocals and guitars. It may not be everything you need or want, but, well, as Sparke says herself, “everything is simple.”

70
Under The Radar

Echo is a tangible realization of Sparke’s meditations on the fleeting nature of the most intense of relationships. Coloring the songs within the narrow range of pre-dawn shades only serves to heighten their intensity.

70
The Line of Best Fit

Echo is an offering with a success that can be judged in the way it evokes such imagery, notwithstanding the fact it wears its influences so visibly.

70
AllMusic
Sparke touches on poetic remembrances of people, places, and joys as well as the more preoccupying struggles, making for a mature and poignant introduction.
60
Mojo

She joins with Lenker, Angel Olsen and Lana Del Rey in the Appalachian canyon canon, but Sparke's heart-achy melodies and vocals hold their own, with skeletal instrumentation (sometimes just strummed guitars) enhancing rather than competing.

60
Loud and Quiet

Were Sparke to lean into the sparseness and interiority of her songwriting, Echo would be consistently spine-tingling. As it is, although there’s plenty to admire here, it’s too precious to be perfect.

Bjartolini
90
folk ❤️ music 🥺 women 🥰
BGL13
60
this was a pretty nice album, but it wasn’t very memorable
fave: bad dreams
least fave: dog bark echo
kokomotimes
81
"A inviabilidade de nuances místicas de Echo, suas noções mais fortes são as mais sinceras possíveis"

Em seu álbum debut, Indigo Sparke entrega um álbum totalmente em acústico, onde o foco total não é pras melodias emocionantes ou para a linha inesquecível, e sim para o vocal triunfante de Indigo, o qual fortes suas nuances chegam, é um álbum impressionante.

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Orlkont
89
Anything Adrianne Lenker touches is worth more than gold at this point. And female folk vocalists are also at the top of the food chain for all I know. Because this album ate me up wholly. Holy, is what it is.
geanluka
70
19.2.2021

A nice little folk record with calm vibes.
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Added on: December 15, 2020