In These Silent Days

Brandi Carlile - In These Silent Days
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Based on 9 reviews
2021 Ratings: #33 / 580
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Based on 109 ratings
2021 Ratings: #91
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Entertainment Weekly

Seven albums in, Carlile has long since proven herself constitutionally incapable of making a bad record. She's not about to start now.

American Songwriter

This is, in every way, a crowning affair, one that’s destined to be considered a high point in Carlile’s ever-expansive career. It’s little wonder then that In These Silent Days consistently speaks volumes. 


As the album alternates between candid whispers and raw catharsis, it is unmistakably the work of Brandi Carlile, who once again proves she's one of the best singer/songwriters of her generation.


On Silent Days, she reins in the grandeur a bit, but still manages to wring her share of big moments out of a leaner sound.


Certainly, there's nothing here to stop her rise.


The songs are introspective, reflective and fretful, all qualities amplified by its proximity to the writing of Carlile's acclaimed memoir Broken Horses

Rolling Stone

She’s not messing with a good thing so much as offering subtle refinements of the strengths — particularly as a vocalist — that led to her breakout.


This is the first album I've heard from Brandi Carlile and I really liked it. I'm not a big fan of country music, but Brandi caught me in her very cute and beautiful vocal performance on the single advance single "Right On Time". So I gave it chance to listen to this album and it clicked on me.

Favorite tracks: Right On Time, You And Me On The Rock, This Time Tomorrow, Letter To The Past, When You're Wrong, Stay Gentle, Sinners, Saint And Fools, Throwing Good After Bad.

Least ... read more
Após toda a melancolia do aclamado "By The Way I Forgive You", Brandi Carlile retorna com as reflexões existenciais, mas otimistas de "In These Silent Days".

Brandi Carlile, com certeza é uma das artistas estadunidenses que merecia mais reconhecimento, com sua voz surpreendente e capacidade de escrita admiráveis, ela consegue seguir o country e folk sem em nenhum momento soar genérica em tais respectivos gêneros. E a ... read more
Sorry for no reviews lately, had some personal stuff I was going through. Anyway, let's do this review!

I feel like people tend to overlook the country genre a bit. Now of course, much of the country that charts these days is pretty bad and should be overlooked, but I've noticed that many music listeners tend to look at that and dismiss country as a terrible genre overall. However, there have always been the artists with less chart presence and more critical acclaim, as well as the older and ... read more
I love how true to her art Brandi Carlile is. ‘In These Silent Days’ is no different. Although some songs don’t connect with me as much, I can still recognize the care put into each track. ‘Right on Time’ is SOTY by the way.
Throughout the years singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile has really established herself as a strong musician in that field by maintaining well-crafted songs, a varied approach to her sound and powerhouse vocals and all those elements heard throughout on her newest set In These Silent Days. With Carlile being a mother, a good amount of these songs are focused on family and how she hopes to pass on good morals and ideas to her children before she is gone (“This Time Tomorrow”, ... read more
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Added on: July 21, 2021