AOTY 2021

I Want The Door To Open

Lala Lala - I Want The Door To Open
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2021 Ratings: #563 / 682
User Score
Based on 36 ratings
Liked by 4 people
October 8, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
Hardly Art / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

77
Paste

The music often sounds like it’s passing through a digital fish tank, guitars and synths clattering along in ways that suggest West has accepted that she can’t resist the currents of her life.

75
Pitchfork

Pairing her simple, unaffected vocal style with carefully synthesized arrangements, the Chicago-based musician departs from her indie-rock foundations in search of musical and personal freedom.

70
Under The Radar

An album that, on the surface, is a pleasant and hypnotic indie pop collection—but examined just a little bit more deeply is a concerted effort by a talented and thoughtful artist who is trying to find the deeper meaning to what their art (and life) is all about.

70
AllMusic

While I Want the Door to Open is likely to both alienate some fans of Lala Lala's rawer early material and capture the attention of new ones, taken on its own, it feels like a deliberately unsettled middle ground.

60
The Observer

It’s an impressive display of ambition and reinvention, all the more dramatic because singer-songwriters in Lala Lala’s previous, Liz Phair-ish incarnation are 10-a-penny. Now that door is open, she could go anywhere.

currentjoyys
81
FAVORITE TRACK: DIVER

LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: Utopia Planet

I've been really looking forward to this new Lala Lala album. I adore The Lamb and Lala Lala was able to prove time and time again how talented she is on that album, so I was hoping to get that talent and more with this.

I Want The Door To Open is a really beautiful and mystic album. A lot of these songs feel so dreamlike like Castle Life and Straight & Narrow. Other times, Lala Lala sounds really emotional and it's over-bearing ... read more
TheCarioca
65
Lava - 3/5
Color of the Pool - 4/5
DIVER - 3/5
Photo Photo - 4/5
Prove It - 3/5
Castle Life - 3/5
Bliss Now! - 4/5
Straight & Narrow - 3/5
Beautiful Directions - 3/5
Plates - 4/5
Utopia Planet - 3/5
Gb - 2/5
adrianiturralde
70
Fav tracks:
- Prove It
- Castle Life
- Photo Photo

Least faves:
- Plates
- Utopia Planet
- Straight & Narrow
- Lava
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Added on: July 13, 2021