Former Things

LoneLady - Former Things
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2021 Ratings: #81 / 579
User Score
Based on 41 ratings
June 25, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
Warp / Label
Synthpop / Genres
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I remember hearing “Groove It Out” on 6Music back in 2017 and, needless to say, it caught my eye. I bought the Hinterland album a few months later and I enjoyed it. And now that I’ve listened to this new album from Lonelady, I’ve got to say that I like it a bit more than Hinterland. While on Hinterland, Lonelady felt like an underground rock band from the late 60’s/early 70’s, here they sound like a blend of synthpop, alternative dance and acid house in a ... read more
Synthpop moment. The LP has 'Talking Heads' vibes but with an added quirkiness due to it's bubbly syntyh tones. It has a very staccato and slightly bare feel - kind of like 'Remain In Light'. Unfortunately, it's not always to it's advantage as it felt like the music never really got started. It remained consistently 'stop-starty'. This kept the music distant from the listener. The best bits where when the soundscape filled up with high pitched tones and guitar and/or bass guitar noises. I ... read more
LoneLady - Former Things
Synth-pop / Electronica / New Wave
June 25, 2021


Favourite tracks :
The Catcher
(There Is) No Logic
Fear Colours
The only thing that lets it down is that the vocal inflection is to similar on each track
LoneLady’s latest album is an inconsistent romp into the world of slightly alternative synthpop, a project where a newfound ability to spend has lead to something way more convoluted than it should be. This confusion comes at her many attempts to experiment and make the oversaturated, 80s leaning sound she’s aiming for feel fresh. On paper, this is a fabulous idea, but this consistently comes at the sacrifice of more essential features like melody, replayability and groove. Most of ... read more
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Added on: May 18, 2021