Ellie Goulding - Halcyon
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thegeecyproject
78
Halcyon pushes further into a poppier direction from the indie-pop of Lights. Tracks like “Figure 8” and Ellie’s cover of Active Child’s “Hanging On” feature dubstep-inspired production, which is tastefully implemented and therefore has aged better than most other dubstep-infused pop songs from around the same time (“I Knew You Were Trouble”, anyone?). No doubt, her collaboration with Skrillex (“Summit”) had a big influence on the ... read more
100
I'd regret giving her anything less. I swear she has a gift at covering songs and making her own songs either emotional or just flat out cool. My Blood is by far the song that stood out the most in this album and deserved some award recognition.
ARTPOP
78
Don't Say A Word 8.2💚
My Blood 8.1💚
Anything Could Happen 8.0💚
Only You 7.8💚
Halcyon 8.0💚
Figure 8 7.9💚
JOY 7.8💚
Hanging One 6.4💛
Explosions 7.7💚
I Know Yoi Care 7.9💚
Atlantis 7.6💚
Dead In The Water 7.9💚

Nota Final:78💚💚💚💚(Bom)
manasbhandari
60
Catchy hooks. Decent record.
PMM
78
I really love this album, it's not as typical as others. Mysterious, well-crafted, deeply reflective, dar, sad but also happy. Ellie Goulding has a very distinctive voice but I love it here just aas much as lyrical content. This is her magnum opus.
JotaBrasil
66
Ouvir o segundo trabalho da britânica de Ellie Goulding é uma montanha-russa de altos e baixos que ao final você sentirá que o mundo está rodando, suas pernas estão formigando e sua boca está seca. E tudo isso pode ser bom ou muito ruim.

Halcyon é uma obra autoral. Isso é bom. Halcyon é um trabalho extremamente pessoal. Isso não é tão bom. Goulding é uma compositora ótima que tem ideias ... read more
HalfsourDyl
83
This is a gorgeous record. Ellie has a knack for bombastic, yet moody pop songs. The production is immaculate and pretty unique considering the pop landscape at the time. My Blood moves me every time I hear it. Anything Can Happen, Figure 8, and Only You are emotionally charged bangers that I can't get enough of.
I'm glad Ellie Goulding is back making music again.
It has a few faults, though. Mainly, certain songs are starting to show some age. Specifically, the ones that implement EDM or ... read more
Tedjsc
100
"Halcyon" remains Ellie Goulding's masterpiece seven years later. Before pivoting into Top 40 stadium sized pop, Goulding blended electronic, pop & alternative styles together to create a lonely tundra that illustrated the dark pain of broken love. Her folk influence remained intact in places (see the title track), but Goulding completely re-invented herself. The anthemic "Anything Could Happen" remains one of the best pop songs of the decade, dappled in icy synth riffs, ... read more
80
Top 3 tracks:
- Figure 8
- Goodness Gracious
- My Blood
lukassantiago3
97
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
Putzcecela
89
Don't Say a Word-8/10
My Blood-10/10
Anything Could Happen-9/10
Only You-10/10
Halcyon-8/10
Figure 8-10/10
JOY-10/10
Hanging On-10/10
Explosions-8/10
I Know You Care-8/10
Atlantis-6/10
Dead in the Water-10/10
I Need Your Love-10/10
Lights-10/10
rebeligado
65
Don't Say a Word 6.5
My Blood 7.0
Anything Could Happen 7.5
Only You 7.5
Halcyon 6.0
Figure 8 7.0
JOY 6.5
Hanging On 8.0
Explosions 6.0
I Know You Care 5.0
Atlantis 6.5
Dead in the Water 5.0
luisdelrey2016
80
► BEST TRACKS: "Anything Could Happen", "Only You", "Figure 8", "JOY" and "I Know You Care"
► WORST TRACKS: "Don't Say a Word"
RandyXXX8
82
Anything Could Happen and Dead In The Water is certainly the best music of Ellie, and Halcyon their best album.
ejscanlan
90
What an album!
rapmartin12
92
Stand-out Tracks:
- Anything Could Happen
- Figure 8
87
Top 5 : My Blood, Don't Say A Word, Only You, Anything Could Happen & Explosions.
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