Anything Can't Happen

Dorothea Paas - Anything Can't Happen
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2021 Ratings: #59 / 417
User Score
Based on 35 ratings
May 7, 2021 / Release Date
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Indie Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Exclaim!

Try to image Joni Mitchell fronting Shellac at a coffee shop and you might get some idea of Anything Can't Happen's beautiful tension.

90
AllMusic

A daring balance of vulnerability and creative might, Anything Can't Happen is a striking debut.

80
Uncut
Paas has crafted one of the most stirring and emotionally resonant break-up albums of recent years, a candid retelling of heartache that doesn’t weaponise pain but instead embraces such darkness as a necessary pairing with light.
80
God Is in the TV
An essential release for anyone who likes to sit with their thoughts and feelings, in the company of a caring musical companion.
73
Beats Per Minute

Although it’s not without some flaws, mainly lying within its familiarity, Anything Can’t Happen is a terrific album from Dorothea Paas, whose career will hopefully only go up from here.

70
FLOOD Magazine
Fans of cerebral indie pop will feel right at home here, with Paas’ voice serving as a comfortable guide through layered arrangements that are equal parts warm and uneasy.
MarkyC
50
Not a bad record but her lulling voice isn't one to be taken in large doses. The backing instruments end each song nearly the same way. Amateur restaurant band vibes.
Valeyard
65
Weyes Blood 0.5
TheCarioca
71
One - 4/5
Anything Can't Happen - 3/5
Container - 4/5
Closer to Mine - 3/5
Interlude - 3/5
Waves Rising - 4/5
Perfect Love - 4/5
Frozen Window - 4/5
Running Under My Life - 3/5
JohnLouisHoward
70
with the solo debut of Dorothea Paas, the "front line" of U.S. Girls have all released solo albums now, with the solo debut of Kass Richards last year, and Carlyn Bezic's debut as Jane Inc this year. this gets tagged as "cerebral" because she asks questions in the lyrics, but whatever. in the first half, it's more sophisti-pop than indie pop (but that gets used generically now, instead of in its proper C86 sense). the back half of the album mixes in some alt-folk. she is a ... read more
marcotonho
50
ANYTHING CAN'T HAPPEN (2021):

1. One: -/10.
2. Anything Can't Happen: 6,0/10.
3. Container: 5,5/10.
4. Closer To Mine: 4,5/10.
5. Interlude: 4,5/10.
6. Waves Rising: 5,0/10.
7. Perfect Love: 5,0/10.
8. Frozen Window: 5,0/10.
9. Running Under My Life: 4,5/10.

Average: 5,0/10.
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Added on: April 19, 2021