if i could make it go quiet

girl in red - if i could make it go quiet
Critic Score
Based on 19 reviews
2021 Ratings: #333 / 530
User Score
Based on 651 ratings
2021 Ratings: #635
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Dork
Swirling in the complicated, often contradictory emotions of everyday life, it’s relatable, affirming and more than occasionally profoundly affecting.
90
DIY
girl in red’s charm lies in her overarching wide-eyed excitability, and it’s her optimism that brings this record to life.
80
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.
80
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.

80
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.

80
Clash
‘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.
80
musicOMH

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.

80
NME
In the stand-out moments Ulven proves that she’s more than capable of rabble-rousing indie-rock and slow-burning yearning alike.
80
Paste

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.

80
The Observer
Marie Ulven’s debut album is a quietly confident declaration of intent that should resonate far beyond her fanbase.
73
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.

70
Exclaim!

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.

70
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.
68
Pitchfork

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.

65
Under The Radar
While Ulven has clearly outgrown the bedroom pop moniker it is less clear where she’s headed, as she dips into various flavors of indie rock and pop without forging much new territory of her own.
60
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.
60
Gigwise

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.

60
AllMusic
The songwriter goes on to defy social etiquette with more of her direct lyrics about sex, desire, and self-loathing on songs with titles sure to offend or at least embarrass a few parents.
30
The Needle Drop
It’s all downhill after the first song.
MirroredComfort
0
landlalt
JacksonLerner
78
‘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 an unconventional direction for her first official lp.

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

some of this record is hit or miss, and “body and mind” is a prime example of when the new style truly hits. ... read more
landlalt
41
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halbery
64
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
Toasterqueen12
63
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
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Track List

1Serotonin
3:02
66
2Did You Come?
3:10
56
3Body And Mind
3:06
58
4hornylovesickmess
2:55
50
5midnight love
3:13
67
6You Stupid Bitch
3:15
58
7Rue
3:36
71
8Apartment 402
3:25
74
9.
2:46
64
10I'll Call You Mine
3:21
62
11it would feel like this
1:20
58
Total Length: 33 minutes
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Added on: March 1, 2021