Flora Fauna

Billie Marten - Flora Fauna
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2021 Ratings: #78 / 335
User Score
Based on 82 ratings
2021 Ratings: #65
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May 21, 2021 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Clash
‘Flora Fauna’ is proof that a woman can be many things. She can eat the earth and become it, or like an archer with a bow and arrow, she can throw heavy clumps of mud at the things that stand in her way.
80
The Line of Best Fit
No matter how left-field the compositions are, whether warming or breaking, there’s always a lot of heart in the music.
80
Dork
‘Flora Fauna”s expansive sonic textures don’t take away from her established brand of sound. Instead, they allow Billie to refine her palette and inject more flavour into her craft.
80
NME
On ‘Flora Fauna’, Marten navigates a newfound confidence while examining what it takes to survive and thrive. It’s her most mature, vivid work yet – and would be impressive from an artist of any age.
80
The Skinny
Her most exploratory and assured record yet, Flora Fauna finds Billie Marten braver, wiser and fully in bloom.
80
Gigwise

Whilst Flora Fauna certainly has peaks and troughs, it is the sound of an artist solidifying herself, her identity and keenly gazing towards the future.

80
The Independent
There is a new sense of liberation that manifests in noodling beats and an openness to experimentation that has been absent from her past music. Marten’s songwriting feels more confident than ever.
80
Uncut
While her voice is as gentle as ever, a wider sonic palette adds both brightness and depth.
70
The Forty-Five
The whispery vocals of Marten’s earlier records linger, but the writing feels more improvised and immediate, like a lively chat on the phone rather than a long, laboured diary entry.
70
DIY
The onus on ‘Flora Fauna’ is on Billie’s voice, in more ways than one.
Mizinha
74
Foi por essa capa que aparenta ser algo despretensioso, espontâneo que resolvi ouvir esse disco.
Primeiro destaco os vocais de Billie são suaves , doce, agradável, traz uma atmosfera melancólica, às vezes cheia de frescor, traz uma paz e uma sensação acolhedora.
A sonoridade de seu disco paira sobre uma atmosfera tranquila , linear, sem grandes ousadias e pretensões, mas nem por isso torna a experiência ruim ou tediosa.Não ... read more
TheCarioca
80
Garden Of Eden - 4/5
Creature Of Mine - 5/5 ❤
Human Replacement - 4/5
Liquid Love - 5/5 ❤
Heaven - 4/5
Ruin - 3/5
Pigeon - 3/5
Kill The Clown - 5/5 ❤
Walnut - 3/5
Aquarium - 4/5
Tsareena
89
Really enjoy this louder and more enthusiastic sound to Billie Marten. Amazing production in general with some unexpected choices in the first half. Lovely vocals, lyrics and melodies in general. I especially enjoy the spring and expected earthy vibes to this.
Faves: Creature of Mine, Human Replacement, Garden of Eden
joe_swarb
74
I like this louder sound and the lovely songwriting is still there
wowmuchmusic
80
"Flora Fauna" feels like the musical equivalent to Spring, if that makes sense. Billie has always delivered beautiful songwriting, and this album is no exception. The metaphors of nature sprinkled into many songs on here just work so well with her voice and the production. The album also sets itself apart from her previous releases by having quite a bit more instrumental power, which is a very welcomed addition!

Favorites: Garden Of Eden, Creature Of Mine, Human Replacement, Ruin
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Added on: January 28, 2021