Lake Street Dive - Obviously
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2021 Ratings: #335 / 702
User Score
Based on 59 ratings
2021 Ratings: #483
Liked by 4 people
March 12, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
Nonesuch / Label
Pop Soul, Jazz Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
PopMatters

On their latest album, Obviously, Lake Street Dive once again make smart, soulful pop that hums along with the integrated precision of an Indy race car.

90
AllMusic

That they also evoke the classic album-oriented work of artists like Fleetwood Mac and Carly Simon speaks to Lake Street Dive's ever-deepening sense of songcraft.

70
Rolling Stone

On Obviously, they’re still oddballs, but in the best way.

70
American Songwriter
Think Steely Dan minus Becker and Fagen’s wry, occasionally sneering lyrics, and you’re getting warm to Lake Street Dive’s approach.
NTTR
68

Lake Street Dive - Obviously

Genre: Pop Soul
Country: US

Final Verdict: 68% (Good Album)
Yearly Ranking: 55th / 246

Highlight: Nobody's Stopping You Now (added to my 2021 best of)

Made me think of:
Alicia Keys
Carly Pearce
Morcheeba
Kelly Clarkson
Tponi Braxton

peachyibby
82

A bit slow at times, but some easy breezy tunes over all

68

Lake Street Dive’s 2014 breakout album “Bad Self Portraits” still holds up as one of the more vital soul-pop albums in recent memory, an excellent example of breathing fresh life into an inescapable retro style. They haven’t come particularly close to matching “Bad Self Portraits,” producing a mildly frustrating career arc as recent releases have gravitated towards more generic pop. With their new album “Obviously,” I’ve come to terms with ... read more

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Added on: January 13, 2021