AOTY 2021

Scout

Samia - Scout
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
User Score
Based on 122 ratings
2021 Ratings: #261
Liked by 6 people
July 23, 2021 / Release Date
EP / Format
Grand Jury / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

78
Paste

The songs focus on the act of cherishing, but deserve to be cherished in their own right.

72
Pitchfork
The singer-songwriter aims for a bigger sound with her new EP, a condensed whirlwind of breakups, reunions, long-distance phone calls, and long-haul road trips.
70
The Line of Best Fit

Though a short offering, Scout sustains Samia’s success. It is indie rock that is at one moment huge and soaring, the next breathtakingly intimate.

70
FLOOD Magazine

On Samia’s new four-song EP Scout, the singer-songwriter explores and expands upon all of the love in her life by shining a light on the hidden crumbs in the cracks

70
Sputnikmusic

The songs on Scout hit me harder than pretty much any other music this year. Because though it lacks depth, the music is exceptionally pretty. And rather than epiphany, Samia finds satisfaction in brief, glittery moments of quiet revelation.

60
AllMusic

Stylistically in line with The Baby, Scout serves as an understated addendum that packs a sentimental punch.

marvelgaryen
75
Samia's first EP is quite nice. Not really on the curve of indie pop/rock but somehow in between the mid projects.
Hom1803
75
She coulda been speaking Uzbekistani for all I care, this shit just sounds nice af
currentjoyys
70
FAVORITE TRACK: As You Are

LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: Elephant

Indie darling Samia is back with a short EP.

Samia sounds beautiful on this whole project and it really is the standout of the project. Her vocals on As You Are is so ethereal as well as on her cover of The Promise. Show Up includes a really elaborate and pretty instrumental that picks up at the chorus. The lyrics on this are really detailed and personal, most notably on Elephant.

This is a good EP however the lack of content stops ... read more
CameronFriezer
78
Tracklist:

Favourite: Show Up
Worst: As You Are

As You Are - 7
Show Up - 9
Elephant - 7
The Promise (feat. Jelani Aryeh) - 8

Average: 7.75
Quick Comment: Tell me this isn't for a teenage girl without telling me this is for teenage girls.
Roystor
70
Samia's "Scout" is a big step up from her debut album, even though "The baby" has stronger tracks, this little EP benefits from its short duration. There is no doubt that Samia is one of the new artists to keep an eye on, as she has a sweet voice, her lyrics and instrumental handling is solid.

FAV TRACK: SHOW UP.
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Added on: June 1, 2021