Believer

Smerz - Believer
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2021 Ratings: #593 / 753
User Score
Based on 168 ratings
2021 Rank: #630
Liked by 14 people
February 26, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
XL / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

marvelgaryen
81

The promising duo 'Smerz' finally debuted and the expectations come along with the record. Since 70% of the album are instrumentals I would like to focus on describing what I felt listening to the productions. I would like to state that the tracks flow very well, everything works like a stair, it's climbing towards different directions but all in one objective.
There's a little bit of everything, even church kinda sounds, some house productions, hyperpop, different instruments, and when they ... read more

euphoricnites
87

if the cult from midsommar threw a rave, this would be its soundtrack

EDIT: this is my most listened to album from the year i literally went INSANE listening to this its so weird but i kind of really like it

TheRootBoy
70

Smerz finally drop their first LP. The pagan duo release a witchy pop album with a floral collage of electronic textures along with a vast orchestration in minimal ways. They know how and when to make certain moments as slow and methodical as they need to and it works. This album is riddled with their best qualities heard in their previous two EPs and although it’s not filled to the brim with catchy singles, each song has its merit to be released as such.

cstuart
82

MUSIC

ShoegazeJake
80

I was wrong about this album initially. It is a unique evolution of their sound, sonically and vocally very impressive. Great production, I desperately want more Smerz.

EthanW
60

Scattered and varied, this made for an interesting album. However, this jumps around so much that it's hard to ever really feel it. There were some great moments, from multiple different genres, but there were also a lot of boring moments. Yet somehow, this still happened to feel like a coherent project. Overall, it wasn't the best, but it wasn't bad. Just a lot of jumping from place to place.

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Track List

1Gitarriff
2:06
74
2Max
4:17
89
3Believer
4:12
100
4Versace Strings
2:03
78
5Rain
4:14
82
64 Temaer
1:53
69
7Hester
4:54
70
8Flashing
2:40
84
9The Favourite
1:43
80
10Rap Interlude
0:35
53
11Sonette
2:07
72
12Glassbord
2:57
78
13Grand Piano
1:43
67
14Missy
1:06
60
15I Don't Talk About That Much
3:51
80
16Hva Hvis
2:31
74
Total Length: 42 minutes

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Added on: January 13, 2021