Ellie Goulding - Halcyon
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2012 Ratings: #475 / 944
User Score
Based on 128 ratings
2012 Ratings: #156
October 9, 2012 / Release Date
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Polydor / Label
Indie Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

82
Paste

It’s a deeper, more satisfying experience, with emotional substance that Lights so sorely lacked.

70
Consequence of Sound

In today’s era of pop, where computers find the soul for winning contestants, it’s hard to scoff at Goulding, whose sole problem on her record is being too emotionally redundant. 

70
PopMatters

On Halcyon Goulding amplifies her music genealogy, both who she is and who she’s been, in what is an often successful attempt to transition to iconic stardom. 

50
NME

‘Halcyon’ sees Goulding’s quirky-as-usual vocals lazily spliced into factory-standard chart dance.

80
Top 3 tracks:
- Figure 8
- Goodness Gracious
- My Blood
lukassantiago3
90
What makes "Halcyon" the Ellie's best album to date is the intriguing match between lyrics and melody in the right moments creating a enjoyable, deeper and darker record with pure emotion.
aldebaran_5
70
UK artist Ellie Goulding shines as she knows exactly how to attach her very unique vocal with specific synth productions. "Halcyon" is remarkable and sounds very her own.
cruelyouth
80
obrigado i need your love (e talvez lights) por estragar o álbum
moksha
96
Halcyon es el proyecto más ambicioso de Goulding que eleva y mejora sus estándares de calidad, con un concepto y estética más oscura que su antecesor (Lights), el disco logra reflejar ese viaje hacia lo profundo de su oscuridad para encontrar esa luz y sanar toda herida ocasionada por ese desamor en el que Ellie explica, conforme avanzas vas notando el progreso y la historia que te esta contando desde el inicio hasta el final, Ellie logra plasmar la influencia de ... read more
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#40/Gigwise

Track List

  1. Don't Say a Word
  2. My Blood
  3. Anything Could Happen 
  4. Only You
  5. Figure 8
  6. JOY
  7. Hanging On (featuring Tinie Tempah)
  8. Explosions
  9. I Know You Care
  10. Dead in the Water
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