Fatigue

L'Rain - Fatigue
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2021 Ratings: #119 / 419
User Score
Based on 128 ratings
2021 Ratings: #84
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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.
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.

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.

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!
Fobow
NR
she did that!!!
Tsareena
88
What an interesting album. I have no clue what anything is about but there's so much good stuff going on especially on the singles. Lovely production and vocals. Love the collage of sounds she explores in under 30 minutes
Faves: Blame Me, Suck Teeth, Two Face
lukassantiago3
84
L'Rain's "Fatigue" is an apocalyptic, distort and terrific work in experimental music.
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Added on: March 31, 2021