Mark Hollis

Mark Hollis - Mark Hollis
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 30 ratings
1998 Ratings: #30
February 2, 1998 / Release Date
LP / Format
Polydor / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Pitchfork

It's no surprise that Hollis has been publicly silent ever since, since silence always seems to be where the songs on Mark Hollis want to go, as if it took great effort to even decide to commit these particular sounds to tape.

90
AllMusic

Achingly gorgeous and hauntingly stark, Mark Hollis' self-titled debut picks up where he left off with Talk Talk's Laughing Stock seven years earlier, re-emerging at the nexus point where jazz, ambient, and folk music collide.

nullsethope
65
Mark Hollis’s voice is beautiful—that’s a given—but this album unfortunately did not do it for me as I expected. I feel like the clash between his voice and the instrumentals and ambient atmosphere throw it off for me and it drags at many points unfortunately.
EMR
82
Talk Talk's mastermind and one-of-a-kind singer/songwriter, Mark Hollis ended his musical career with a pretty great effort, despite the immense level of creativity and the high-set bar of his previous works with the band. Aside from being a mystical, delightfully sparse record with hints of pop and new-wave music (as much of his work with Talk Talk did), the self-titled solo release (his only one, in fact) sounds like a melancholic, painfully sparse sonic experience with many influences from ... read more
100
One of the marvels in Music. I can't stop listening to this album, it may seem sad, it is a little, but there is also some contained joy inside. There is chiefly a lot of beauty, some acoustic instruments, a very intimate feeling, like if the musicians are just beside us and we can tell where they play exactly. Mark Hollis voice is very overwhelming. I just love this album, and still hope for more. I can't put it in a category, it is just the Mark Hollis category. Don't wonder, just listen.
lemuriams
93
Our wonderful musician left our world, who together with his band revolutionized music and forever, Talk Talk albums and his solo album will remain the BIBLE OF MUSIC.

Thank you for the most wonderful soundtrack of my life and Rest In Peace great Mark Hollis.
chessmess
95
If anyone knows how to utilize silence, it is Mark Hollis
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#21/Pitchfork

Track List

  1. The Colour of Spring
  2. The Watershed
  3. Inside Looking Out
  4. The Gift
  5. A Life (1895-1915)
  6. Westward Bound
  7. The Daily Planet
  8. A New Jerusalem
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