Fatigue

L'Rain - Fatigue
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2021 Ratings: #148 / 739
Year End Rank: #37
User Score
Based on 459 ratings
2021 Ratings: #235
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
AllMusic
At just under half an hour, the album's running time is relatively brief, but it feels like it encompasses Cheek's entire life so far, and it's a uniquely powerful expression of her uncompromising vision.
87
Paste
It’s a breathtaking, immersive, often mournful exploration of the fundamentally transformative, ever-changing nature of feeling.
85
Pitchfork
The Brooklyn songwriter and sound artist’s second album is a kind of spiritual accounting, a swirling blend of orchestral groans and human whispers that evokes subconscious drift.
80
The Line of Best Fit

Each element of Fatigue has its importance, distinguishing itself also by the prowess of some great and varied highlights ... One even ends up regretting that Fatigue is so short.

80
The Needle Drop

Late to the party, but yeah, this is one of the year's most adventurous pop projects.

72
Spectrum Culture
These 14 tracks are like great blotchy abstract expressionist paintings that have to be seen in person, little Rothkos of song.
65
Beats Per Minute

There’s a purposely otherworldly vibe to these 29 minutes, but the moments when Cheek the artist is most nakedly visible in the constellation are when Fatigue feels most successful.

Maqtheus
85

Em poucas palavras, Fatigue é um álbum monumental e extremamente constante. Nele, L'Rain discorre sobre temas pessoais dos quais qualquer pessoa pode se identificar. Esse tom universal ganha um imenso destaque entre distorções e arranjos experimentais pelos quais ela consegue orquestrar de maneira extremamente minuciosa e, principalmente, elegante.

SonicDiscovery
77

It’s not often you hear the influence of Animal Collective creep into the music of today. I did hear shades of it earlier in the year with Spirit of the Beehive and now I hear it coming from L’Rain and their second album Fatigue. The group is lead by Taja Cheek and this short album is an interesting trip. When it comes to genre, its all over the place with opener “Fly, Die” being more of a sound collage, the 6 minute “Find It” melding together art pop, ... read more

hbear
84

Absolutely incredible and lush album. The singles leading up to Fatigue intrigued me, but I was surprised at how beautifully the album cohered into an experience that somehow feels incredibly immersive, ethereal, and enveloping. I'm not smart enough to contemplate the correct vocabulary to describe the album; either way, I highly recommend this for anyone who’s interested in a more whimsical and psychedelic strain of R&B!

s3bbrs
60

While it has fun moments and is more so pretty catchy, it's fairly forgettable, I blew through a few songs before realising it was twice as many as I thought.

AyeItsJoey
32

~AAS~

This album is very much an experimental take on soul music, but me just generally be too fond of soul music and not finding the experimental bits all that pleasant on the ear, makes this album kind of a difficult listen for enjoyment, sorry to whoever suggested this but I don't like this one , Thanks for the suggestion tho

CaramelCookie
96

If you liked this, you'll also like SAULT: an enigmatic band evoking a wide range of black music history to deal with the politics of race. Experimental but still catchy as fuck. Just like Fatigue.

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Track List

1Fly, Die
2:00
71
2Find It
6:17
82
3Round Sun
0:21
64
4Blame Me
3:31
82
5Black Clap
0:26
63
6Suck Teeth
3:56
84
7Love Her
0:17
66
8Kill Self
1:51
78
9Not Now
0:10
64
10Two Face
4:06
83
11Walk Through
0:17
66
12I V
2:25
77
13Need Be
1:01
74
14Take Two
3:09
77
Total Length: 29 minutes
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Added on: March 31, 2021