Radiate Like This

Warpaint - Radiate Like This
Critic Score
Based on 19 reviews
2022 Ratings: #123 / 340
User Score
Based on 151 ratings
2022 Ratings: #141
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Record Collector
The four women click and connect in a way so rare that theoretically you could put the four greatest musicians in the world in a room and this level of rhythmic transcendence just wouldn’t happen.
90
Northern Transmissions
As if we needed it re-confirming…’Radiate Like This’ emphasises how special Warpaint are as a band – listen on in wonder.
80
Mojo
The muted tenor of its production, combined with some of their simplest, sparest songs, yield Warpaint's finest album so far.
80
The Arts Desk

Radiate Like This doesn't demand attention, it warrants it. The sharp edges have been painstakingly burred and the surfaces smoothed with such care that it could slip by without you noticing, if you let it.

80
Dork
The four-piece have always had their own alluring mystique since they emerged as one of the hottest acts of 2010, and ‘Radiate Like This’ is a welcome reminder that we’re still dealing with a very special band.
80
Louder Than War

It’s a record that sucks you into its vortex before laying you down gently again.

80
NME
This comeback is a tribute to what you can accomplish when creating with people you love, proving the band can't be tied to a specific scene.
80
Gigwise

Radiate Like This is a superb return from Warpaint, full of blissful, uplifting, thoughtful and emotional songs and it’s great to have them back making such brilliant music.

80
DIY
The more icy edges are rounded off in favour of softness and a nurturing sense of femininity.
80
AllMusic

Radiate Like This is a quiet stunner and a very welcome return.

80
The Telegraph

The all-female indie-rock quartet, have returned after a six year hiatus with fourth album Radiate Like This, and it feels more intimate than ever.

80
musicOMH
Dreamy atmosphere and gorgeous harmonies on first album in six years weave their way into your heart, feeling like welcoming back an old friend.
75
Under The Radar

As with previous albums, Radiate Like This does make demands on the listener to do just that, actually listen, and requires some patience before it fully reveals itself.

70
Uncut
Thankfully, the undertow of Warpaint has pulled them back, revealing а lighter, looser and sexier sound.
70
Loud and Quiet

Unlike 2016’s Heads Up, whose more direct approach seemed to be influenced by their extra-curricular work, Radiate Like This sounds like a logical progression of their song-based structures.

70
Crack Magazine
On their first album in six years, the LA band seem to go out of their way to inspire and reassure.
70
Beats Per Minute
Yeah, that’s a decent album. Flags towards the end, sure. Some rippers on there, though. Glad I stuck with it. Might as well listen to “Stevie” again then, eh?
60
The Line of Best Fit

Radiate Like This is a characteristically joined-up effort from the close-knit group, underscoring the strength of their musical bond – its only hindrance being the occasional pang of déjà vu.

60
The Skinny

While Radiate Like This is a solid return for Warpaint, it's likely to leave some wanting more.

depechemode4lif
80

Damn this was a pretty great album. I actually saw these guys live a few years back when they opened for Depeche Mode but never dived into their music much but this was reall good. A consistent vibe with strong song writing and direction to tie it all together. I've heard some of their older stuff and I wanna go back and listen to more now.

surlace
68

Listening to dream pop while journaling with a macchiato and thinking about my financial success, that's my bag right there.

This album was alright, it's kind of a shame when a great deal of their catalog is more appealing than the tracks on this project.

NTTR
57

Warpaint - Radiate Like This

Genre: Dream Pop
Country: US

Final Verdict: 57% (Pleasant Album)
Yearly Ranking: 312th / 453

Highlight: Proof

Made me think of:
Widowspeak
Cat Power
Noah Gundersen

NTTR
57

Warpaint - Radiate Like This

Genre: Dream Pop
Country: US

Final Verdict: 57% (Pleasant Album)
Yearly Ranking: 312th / 453

Highlight: Proof

Made me think of:
Widowspeak
Cat Power
Noah Gundersen

68

Psychedelic dream pop. Quite a standard Warpaint album. Nice to listen although nothing fresh.

https://warpaint.bandcamp.com/album/radiate-like-this

DareG
83

Blissful and beautiful blend of hard and soft edges, dreampop that is strong yet sensitive

Standouts: Hard To Tell You, Stevie, Champion, Trouble, Proof, Melting

Dropouts: none

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Added on: January 26, 2022