House of Lull . House of When

Alexis Marshall - House of Lull . House of When
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2021 Ratings: #389 / 530
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Based on 202 ratings
2021 Ratings: #249
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CRITIC REVIEWS

86
Beats Per Minute

In 2021, there may be no more effectively desolate album than House of Lull . House of When. It’s an intense and harrowing listen, absolutely worthwhile, yet not for the faint of heart. There’s simply no air to breathe, nor the faintest glimmer of light to follow.

80
Loud and Quiet

It feels like Alexis Marshall is driving at something new for heavy music: just as Daughters are redefining the boundaries of noise-rock for the 21st century, their frontman is applying a similar logic to his individual distillation of darker-than-dark American gothic songcraft.

78
Sputnikmusic

House of Lull . House of When is engaging and inspired, deliciously expansive in its best moments but impressively succinct as a whole.

72
Pitchfork
The debut solo album from the Daughters vocalist is a left turn: an eerie, improvised collection of industrial music that places you deep in the heart of the abyss.
70
The Needle Drop
On his solo debut, Alexis Marshall takes the unremitting darkness of his work with Daughters in a dronier direction.
60
FLOOD Magazine

It’s an uneven listen, and its abrasive, experimental weirdness can be too overbearing, but House of Lull . House of When is nevertheless a weird, wild ride worth experiencing at least once, even if that’s just to see whether you can make it all the way through.

60
Kerrang!
This won’t be for everyone. It’s lacking the punchy impact you’d expect from Daughters, and there’s nothing in the way of catchy hooks to reel listeners in. However, it’s a formidable display of what talented human beings are capable of when locked away with only a determination to create.
BaddieBaphomet
90
Coming nearly three years after the release of “You Won’t Get What You Want”, the incredible noise-rock masterpiece from his band Daughters, and more than a year’s worth of delays due to the coronavirus pandemic, vocalist, lyricist, and poet Alexis Marshall has finally released his debut album. Needless to say, all eyes are on him to see if this LP will actually live up to the hype, not just because of the context of this release but also the fact that the question ... read more
PipePanic
84
Alexis, I think this house you speak of is on fire.

You know, if you would have told me a couple of months ago that I would be more excited to hear a Death Industrial project from Alexis Marshall over a new Kanye record, I probably would have agreed with you to some degree. Alexis’ music with Daughters has been some of my absolute favorite noise rock to come out in a very long time, and represents this horrific side of the human psyche that very few bands successfully capture: pure, ... read more
Plats
92
What's that? A solo album from Alexis S.F. Marshall of Daughters... ON THE WEEKEND OF MY BIRTHDAY?!?!?!

Back in late 2018, I saw an album with a very unnerving cover. I also saw that this album was leaked on YouTube (I don't do this anymore) so I was like "Fuck it!" and gave it a spin and holy shit my music taste shifted DRASTICALLY! Daughters' "You Won't Get What You Want" is such a frightening, unrelenting, atmospheric and poetic noise/industrial rock album that holds up ... read more
TheNerdyNerd201
81
Wow!! OK!

One of the members of the noise rock band “Daughters” is back but with a solo album. I heard about this news of the upcoming album and I was looking forward to it, since I’ve been obsessed with Daughter’s last two records.
But I was little skeptical too, like what if Alexis Marshall is just not that great as a solo?
But The thing Is at least expected to be on here though was some unnerving, eerie and bombastic tunes.
Daughters critically acclaimed ... read more
jxshmccabe
72
i love sound.

religion as a leader is my favorite alexis + lingua collab btw.
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Added on: June 3, 2021