Indigo De Souza - Any Shape You Take
Critic Score
Based on 18 reviews
2021 Ratings: #66 / 527
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Based on 497 ratings
2021 Ratings: #28
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Gigwise

A thrilling sophomore album, Any Shape You Take imbues existentialism in an intricately crafted mixture of melancholy joy.

91
A.V. Club

Ferocious and vulnerable in equal measure, the musician's nervy new album is one of the year's best.

90
The Line of Best Fit

Any Shape You Take is a record about heartbreak and despair. But it’s also more than that. It encompasses the extremes of human emotion, as De Souza shoots back and forth across the divide like a pendulum in full swing.

86
Paste

The North Carolina songwriter’s heart overflows on her instrumentally and emotionally abundant second record.

83
Pitchfork
The North Carolina songwriter’s outstanding second album spans grungy rock and colorful, hi-fi pop, illuminating her impressive voice and her ability to wring out every last drop of emotion.
82
Sputnikmusic
One thing you're sure to remember is the album's energy: frayed-wire nervous but busily excited, never fully revealing itself but brutally open-hearted, and no matter the genre, entirely unique.
81
Beats Per Minute
As she continues to embolden her songwriting, takes up more space, and earns a legion of fans, the results can only be positive for her and everyone around her.
80
Uncut
The Asheville-based singer and guitarist has a knack for couching her raw and remarkably candid lyrics in fuzzy, hooky songs that are as jagged as they are exuberant.
80
Mojo
Indigo De Souza's second album see-saws between manic joy and depressive darkness but never loses its sense of wit, grace or noise-dipped tunefulness.
80
NME
It’s a follow-up that seals her as a new icon for outsiders, in whatever shape she takes.
80
The Skinny

Any Shape You Take spans genres, from TikTok pop to grunge and lots in between – and Indigo De Souza commits to them all.

80
DIY

It's simultaneously euphoric and angsty.

80
Exclaim!

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80
Clash
‘Any Shape You Take’, rich in the emotional palette that it’s genre-free conveys, gathers together sentiments that may be familiar to many but haven’t been depicted in the vivid and complex methods explored here.
80
Under The Radar

While the two albums seem to be beating to a similar drum, Any Shape You Take makes a concerted effort to clean-up the messes left behind and unfinished in 2018.

70
Loud and Quiet
De Souza has entered a crowded field of artists influenced by ’90s grunge-pop, but in moving past the confines of a home studio to self-produce the record she’s already flexing her wings for fresh musical shapes.
70
The Needle Drop

Despite missing some of its predecessor's rough-and-ready charm, Any Shape You Take is a solid indie effort.

60
AllMusic

Doubling down on the debut's raw and candid ethos, the follow-up delves into dysfunctional relationships, death, and despair with a more polished yet still hooky, jagged indie rock.

clumsyduckling
79
It’s about time you all stop sleeping on Indigo De Souza!

When it comes to indie rock, Indigo has always been a name to look out for in the genre. Her previous album, “I Love My Mom” showed tons of promise in the artist thanks to her stellar story telling and vocal performances. All she needed to do at that point was experiment a bit more and add some more diversity to her sound palette while still keeping up her great vocals and lyricism. And, with “Any Shape You ... read more
jxshmccabe
88
i peed white listening to this.
TheNerdyNerd201
88
I mean cmon, we knew this was gonna be good. 😎
Maqtheus
79
A síntese do indie rock em 2021.

Depositando suas emoções em faixas que discorrem perfeitamente sobre sentimentos universais, Indigo de Souza em 'Any Shape You Take' é acompanhada com uma produção intriseca e puramente tentadora. Acordes de guitarra e uma atmosfera pop levemente condensada entre arranjos que se cruzam e formam uma combinação interessante, acabam sendo características das canções de destaque, como ... read more
CrazyCrusher
90
I'm so glad that I randomly decided to listen to this.

This is a key example of why it's important to have a good cover art, I would have never checked this out if it weren't for the art, bu time so glad I did. I had no idea what I was getting myself into on this project cause I went in completely blind and was pleasantly surprised. Indigo De Souza is an artist I've never heard of, and "Any Shape You Take" is her sophmore record, and indie rock album with beautiful vocals, themes, ... read more
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Added on: June 15, 2021