if i could make it go quiet

girl in red - if i could make it go quiet
Critic Score
Based on 18 reviews
2021 Ratings: #141 / 235
User Score
Based on 395 ratings
2021 Ratings: #282
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Swirling in the complicated, often contradictory emotions of everyday life, it’s relatable, affirming and more than occasionally profoundly affecting.
girl in red’s charm lies in her overarching wide-eyed excitability, and it’s her optimism that brings this record to life.
The Forty-Five
‘if i could could make it go quiet’ is an unrelenting, deeply thoughtful debut record reaffirming Girl In Red’s reputation as an unstoppable pop icon.
Loud and Quiet

Ulver’s songwriting is so fresh that she gets away with being overly referential ... If I Could Make It Go Quiet is the first step towards a great future for a songwriter unafraid to make pop-rock music in a post-human era.

The Line of Best Fit

If i could make it go quiet cements girl in red as a dynamic and wholly committed force ... It's a strong debut that will in no doubt be held in reverence for its musical deftness as it will its personal exorcism.

‘if I could make it go quiet’ finds girl in red re-stating her independence, queering pop’s rules to find a space she can call her own. It’s inspiring, and above all else incredibly catchy.

If I Can Make It Go Quiet could easily cross over to become a big mainstream pop album. This is a record that signals the arrival of a major new talent.

In the stand-out moments Ulven proves that she’s more than capable of rabble-rousing indie-rock and slow-burning yearning alike.

if i could make it go quiet, delivers on both authenticity and earworms. Most of the record manages to hit that sweet spot of lyrical vulnerability and sonic euphoria.

The Observer
Marie Ulven’s debut album is a quietly confident declaration of intent that should resonate far beyond her fanbase.
Beats Per Minute

if i could make it go quiet does a pretty great job of playing to Ulven’s strengths while also branching out.


if i could make it go quiet is a testament to girl in red's rapid growth as an artist ... It is a special accomplishment that she can hold so much duality in her music: retro yet current, blunt yet poetic, angry yet tender.

Northern Transmissions
The production she choses to use on her music is appropriately bright but it is her songwriting, her pensive and genuine words, that really shine brightest.

While if i could make it go quiet is an occasionally uneven listen, it’s a strong declaration of conviction. Although Ulven is still fine-tuning her approach, her eagerness to explore hints at promising potential.

The Irish Times
Familiar but different, this indie-pop doesn’t enter new territory, but for fresh ears, it’s going to make an impact.

if i could make it go quiet is a fun debut ... but many of the concepts on this album are underdeveloped, using honesty as a substitute for substance.

The Needle Drop
It’s all downhill after the first song.
SHUT UP!!!!! SHUT UP!! PLEASE JUST SHUT UP!!!!!!! SO BORING!!!!!!! SUPID DUMB!!!!!! SHUT UP NO ONE [email protected]! SHUT UP!!!!

if I could make it go quiet. My least favorite album of 2021 after five whole long, grueling listens. 11 songs that are still way, way, WAY too long for their own good, I felt like my brain was rubbing and churning up against the gnarliest sandpaper for the entire dragged out duration of this album. This listening experience felt like my woman dick was shoved into a ... read more
Not gonna lie chief, I would have rated this higher if it was all just wlw anthems, but I understand that girl in red probably wanted to expand her reach and be known for something more than just songs like "girls" and "hannah" (though if you're going to be beloved by any community, I think lesbians are the coolest one possible).

(EDIT: just so there's no misunderstandings, i dont support the obnoxious stereotype that all lesbians listen to girl in red, or if you listen to ... read more
I was gonna make a funny joke like "saying this is the music means to represent lesbians is the most homophobic thing I've ever heard." It was gonna be hilarious. Though I ran into the problem that this album is actually pretty decent. VERY obvious flaws but I thought like most of the songs were good pop music. Like yeah you could argue "ohh it's generic and boring!" I mean sure I guess, but all the songs were competent enough that they instilled something emotionally in me ... read more
‘if i could make it go quiet’ is a project which sounds vastly different than the rest of girl in red’s catalogue. it sees marie ulven taking a rather weird direction for her first official lp.

this album is very much appreciated; her efforts come across as emotionally relatable, especially on “.” and “midnight love”.

a song such as “body and mind” is the reason why i chose to listen to ‘if i could make it go quiet’. i knew ... read more
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Track List

  1. Serotonin
  2. Did You Come?
  3. Body And Mind
  4. hornylovesickmess
  5. midnight love
  6. You Stupid Bitch
  7. Rue
  8. Apartment 402
  9. .
  10. I’ll Call You Mine
  11. it would feel like this
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Added on: March 1, 2021