When It Comes

Dana Gavanski - When It Comes
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2022 Ratings: #643 / 803
User Score
Based on 31 ratings
Liked by 3 people
April 29, 2022 / Release Date
LP / Format
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God Is in the TV

When It Comes is a forward-looking, dreamy renewal of Gavanski’s quirkier, spirited side that embraces an opportunity to reset expectations, including her own.


On When It Comes, Gavanski reckons with some of those emotions she faced ... with the kind of sensitivity, intellect and curiosity that she had honed on her debut, Yesterday Is Gone, while tenderly attaining new heights as a vocalist, producer and experimentalist.

Woozy psych-folk remains her default setting, but there's a fresh sense of experimentation at play here.
Loud and Quiet
This shift that led to a more mature sound from the previous straightforward pop; a jump into a dreamy, ethereal soundscape accompanied by piano, keys, and Moogs, but always keeping the vocals on the foreground, using her singing as another instrument. Thus, the melodies are dilated and soft, almost like lullabies for grown-ups.

Cate Le Bon, Aldous Harding, Jenny Hval and Hurray For The Riff Raff, the weakest link of their generation, Dana Gavanski, is going to be stronger with her second album.


Damn this one came out of left field. Strong contender for a Top 10, maybe even higher for 2022. Under The Sky, The Day Unfolds, Lisa, Knowing To Trust.


acceptable (★★☆☆☆)

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Track List

  1. I Kiss The Night
  2. Bend Away & Fall
  3. Letting Go
  4. Under The Sky
  5. The Day Unfolds
  6. Indigo Highway
  7. Lisa
  8. The Reaper
  9. Knowing to Trust

Year End Lists

#70/Louder Than War
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Added on: January 26, 2022