Shannon Lay - Geist
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2021 Ratings: #84 / 585
User Score
Based on 48 ratings
Liked by 2 people
October 8, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sub Pop / Label
Folk / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Uncut

Not that it's at all showy — subtlety is her watchword - but these 10 (mostly acoustic) songs shine with aluminous intensity.

90
Northern Transmissions

It seems like, on this record, she has fully embraced her purpose and found herself in her art. And the record does what the best records do and propel the listener to seek and embrace the most authentic self they possibly can.

80
Mojo

Delicate yet resolute, Geist is a beautiful spin through the windmills of Lay's mind, unreal in the best ways.

80
Record Collector

A timeless-sounding record, pained yet redemptive, its the perfect soundtrack to yearning, unrequited love.

77
Pitchfork

The singer-songwriter’s fourth album is largely focused on spiritual shifts and ruptures. Throughout, Geist presents a quiet, lovely, undramatic rendering of the dramatic.

70
Clash

Unsettling at times, with moments of quiet intensity – ‘Geist’ is the vulnerable soundtrack to a person’s self-discovery during a period of long, hard reflection.

Jesusddiaz
80
the sound of the sunrise
thesauceseattle
82
I have been thinking about writing this review for so long! Ever since "Rare to Wake" came out, I have been anxiously awaiting this album. I connected so deeply with that song at that time in my life, about to move across the country, I needed it. It became such an important song.

Geist is very serene, folky, and stripped down. It's like a long lullaby built around mantras that were probably excerpts from her personal journal. It wouldn't sound out of place on a playlist with Laura ... read more
GoodCompany
70
Been aware of Shannon Lay for awhile as she was signed to the Woodsist Offshoot Mare Records (Kevin Morby's label) for her official debut. This is her second release for Sub Pop.

Produced by Jarvis Taveniere of woods, these delicate songs sound clean as ever. Musicians include Ben Boye (Bonnie Prince Billy, Ty Segall) and Devin Hoff (Sharon Van Etten, Cibo Matto), while Ty Segall contributed a guitar solo on “Shores.”

Recalls many 70s folksters, its a pretty record. Best for the ... read more
Mohamedmahmoud
74
Shannon Lay - Geist
Folk
October 8, 2021

7.5/10

Favourite tracks :
Rare to Wake
A Thread to Find
Untitled
Kate Night
invicuous
NR
Will update score when I'm done with the album
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Added on: July 14, 2021