Planet (i)

Squirrel Flower - Planet (i)
Critic Score
Based on 17 reviews
2021 Ratings: #214 / 579
User Score
Based on 74 ratings
2021 Ratings: #250
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It’s a heart flailing, struggling to hope or cope, rather than one bursting with the joy of hedonistic exhilaration.


Like Squirrel Flower's debut, Planet (i) is a journey through an ever-changing landscape and marks a noticeable creative step forward for Williams.

Ella Williams has morphed into gloomer-with-a-twist folk rock, charting a litany of slow-motion disasters across a bad news travelogue. the themes are bigger than her inward-looking and personal debut, but many of the tones and moods are similar. her guitar work is great again with lots of open tunings and quirky chord progressions. her voice is wonderful and brings a ton of gravitas to the songs.

Ali Chant's production is exceptional, and listen for backing vocals from Tenci, Tomberlin, and ... read more
I discovered Squirrel Flower's music only recently, but this album really showed me just how impressive and pleasant her songwriting can be. I love the indie folk sound and her voice and style matches it perfectly.

Favorite tracks: I'll Go Running, Deluge in the South, Roadkill, Iowa 146, Flames and Flat Tires, To Be Forgotten, Night, Starshine
Least favorite: Big Beast
Such an impressive follow up from Squirrel Flower. Great production and writing on this. Such a talented new artist that I hope to see get some success in the future
Faves: Iowa 146, I'll Go Running, To Be Forgotten
Squirrel Flower - Planet (i)

Genre: Indie Folk
Country: US

Final Verdict: 59% (Pleasant Album)
Yearly Ranking: 473th / 779

Highlight: Roadkill

Made me think of:
Phoebe Bridgers
Hayley Williams
Laura Stevenson
Squirrel Flower’s Ella Williams returned this year with the electric new album Planet (i), developing a more folk rock edge to her sound that is reminiscent of acts like Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus. Haven’t heard much from
Squirrel Flower in the past, so going into this album I was very pleasantly surprised how great the production and song structures were. The fuzzy guitars and expressive vocals reminds me of something made in the late 90’s alternative scene. Very nice ... read more
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Added on: March 31, 2021