AOTY 2021

The Walls Are Way Too Thin

Holly Humberstone - The Walls Are Way Too Thin
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
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Based on 74 ratings
2021 Ratings: #255
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Raw, broken and beautiful, desperation is woven into every guitar strum, every piano key, every damn quivering note.

The Line of Best Fit

From its songwriting to production, its emotive lyrical content to considered vocal performance, it’s a home run of a project. Holly Humberstone is destined for great things, and this EP is just the beginning.


The result captures raw emotion beyond that of her contemporaries. There’s an expert tenderness to her stories and their delivery, one cut through by often-unexpected melodic switches.


This intimate EP sees the Lincolnshire artist moving through phases of glee and grief, pairing stark confessions with twinkling choruses.

Northern Transmissions

Thoughtful lyrics and passionate performances help to transcend some of the more predictable aspects of her music.

FLOOD Magazine

It’s Humberstone at her best: unburdened by the need to be another voice-of-a-generation and unhurried to find a way to heal.


The charming lyrical honesty, infectious groove and playful energy throughout make The Walls Are Way Too Thin a coltish example of Humberstone’s dynamic talent and spirit. 

After her debut last year, I was immediately hooked. Now I'm a Holly Humberstone stan. An amazing musical progression and fantastic second project! Production, songwriting, and vocals are all near perfect. Hope she gets the recognition she deserves! The debut album is gonna be incredible, I just know it.
O que mais me agrada nesse EP é como a produção dele é minimalista e muito bem colocada. Holly sabe como escrever músicas e nesse EP ela prova isso, conectando as 6 músicas em suas várias nuances e camadas, não é algo inovador porém foge do pop habitual, ela se arrisca com um eletro minimalista e suave (Scarlett, Please Don’t Leave Just Yet, The Wall Are Way Too Thin) e em outras ela usa uma atmosfera mais folk com um ... read more
Really nice EP by singer songwriter Holly Humberstone. With many artists alike that has this kind of relatable emotive indie style at the moment, Holly stands out slightly due to the fantastic production on these tracks. I’ve been completely obsessed with The Walls Are Way Too Thin since it came out, and I’ve been impressed with the rest of this EP when it came out. Great stuff :)

Fav Track : Scarlett
It started really promising but "Please Don't Leave Just Yet" took most of my enthusiasm about it, and the songs after it are just average. Still, first two songs are great and I believe she can do better works and LPs in future.

Fav Songs: Haunted House, The Walls Are Way Too Thin
Hey guys. I've been thinking about squeezing five more reviews on AOTY before I head out for a while. Not because I don't enjoy music, but I want next year to be the year where I can just focus on myself, you know? I'm gonna keep up with the new (and/or old) music, it's just that I won't review or express my opinion on it. But I want to thank all my followers and all the people who have liked my reviews for the past year. Thank you for being there to watch me rant about music. I support you all ... read more
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Added on: August 5, 2021