AOTY 2023

Summer at Land's End

The Reds, Pinks and Purples - Summer at Land's End
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2022 Ratings: #351 / 807
User Score
Based on 56 ratings
Liked by 5 people
February 4, 2022 / Release Date
LP / Format
Slumberland / Label
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Perfect pop for perfectly sad people will never go out of style, and Summer at Land's End is more proof that Glenn Donaldson and the Reds, Pinks & Purples have the market pretty much cornered.

It might not be as immediate in places as some of his previous albums but given time these songs grow and blossom in similar fashion to the flower that adorns the album cover.
Under the Radar

Glenn Donaldson’s new The Reds, Pinks & Purples album, Summer at Land’s End, further establishes him and his home recording nom de plume as one of the best “bands” right now in this style.

Donaldson's undeniable homage is exquisitely on the nose, one comforting swoon after another.
Spectrum Culture

On new album Summer at Land’s End, that tranquility envelops narratives and reflections on tension and conflict. Nothing on the record is as easy as the music, making for a consistently enjoyable experience.

Record Collector
Guitars jangle with themes of heartbreak much as per previous albums but as well as the happy-sad singalongs of old he adds some campfire-friendly instrumentals.

1. Don't Come Home Too Soon = 7,0πŸ’š
2. Let's Pretend We're Not in Love = 7,0πŸ’š
3. New Light = 7,0πŸ’š
4. My Soul Unburdened = 6,5🧑
5. Summer at Land's End = 7,5πŸ’š
6. Pour the Light In = 7,0πŸ’š
7. All Night We Move = 6,5🧑
8. Tell Me What's Real = 7,0πŸ’š
9. Upside Down in an Empty Room = 7,5πŸ’š
10. Dahlias and Rain = 8,0πŸ’š
11. I'd Rather Not Go Your Way = 6,5🧑


VOZ = normal.

INSTRUMENTAL = monótonos, mas tem seus bons ... read more


The Reds, Pinks and Purples - Summer at Land's End

Genre: Indie Pop
Country: US

Final Verdict: 54% (Pleasant Album)
Yearly Ranking: 135th / 162

Highlight: My Soul Unburdened

Made me think of:
The Umbrellas
Wild Pink
The Goon Sax


His voice reminds me of Morrissey...

This sounds like it could be a collaborative project with Craft Spells and The Smiths.

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Added on: November 8, 2021