The Jezabels - Synthia
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2016 Ratings: #23 / 916
User Score
Based on 58 ratings
2016 Ratings: #115
February 12, 2016 / Release Date
LP / Format
Art Pop / Genres
thejezabels.com / Website
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
The Guardian

Synthia seems the document the Jezabels were always building to. There’s a new internal symmetry and inventiveness to their universe, the band more playful and wise, focused from having lived more life.

90
Sputnikmusic

Like all truly great artists, it seems that The Jezabels are not content to remain still – and with their third full length release, they’ve evolved into the best version of themselves that we’ve ever heard.

80
AllMusic

An album of hard-won maturity and sensual elegance, Synthia can be somewhat of a slow burn. However, when the pop fire reaches its peak, as it does often on Synthia, the payoff is intense.

70
Exclaim!

Synthia is a fresh start for the Jezabels. The multitude of sounds incorporated into Synthia work in favour of the record rather than against it, creating an overall sense of cohesion that was absent on The Brink.

77
Some of the songs are great, the other ones sound like parodies of themselves.
JulianGomez974
77
Super strong release from this indie pop rock band. The first thing that pops out to me is the vocals, they are so emotional and hard-hitting, it's just unbelievable how much affects you. The production is nice, I like the way they try to give protagonism to each instrument on all the tracks, feels like they're never in a rush to put everything on top, but just let you feel the music at the time. Sometimes they dragg a little bit, like maybe it gets too sweet and pretty for my taste, but as a ... read more
DiegoPaim01
90
such a beautiful album. I feel like this is the future of alternative rock, with synths and eletronic sounds, but with power and personality as well. From the begining to the end, this album dilivers a profound and melodic approach on rock and eletronic music, it's the sound of our times.
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Track List

  1. Stand and Deliver
  2. My Love Is My Disease
  3. Smile
  4. Unnatural
  5. A Message from My Mothers Passed
  6. Come Alive
  7. Pleasure Drive
  8. Flowers in the Attic
  9. If Ya Want Me
  10. Stamina
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Added on: November 20, 2015