Charlie Hilton - Palana
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2016 Ratings: #489 / 760
User Score
Based on 28 ratings
2016 Ratings: #441
January 22, 2016 / Release Date
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Indie Pop, Dream Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
PopMatters

Palana is a beautiful stroke of orchestrated music, a three dimensional portrait of an ever-questioning soul, which goes out with a graceful, trickster smile.

80
Spin
Plenty of musicians this diverse and dreamy can lose themselves beneath production textures or simply the weight of their own brain, but Hilton doesn’t shy away from indulging in pop, which is as experimental and transitional a form as any other.
70
Drowned in Sound

Palana takes a hazy trip down memory lane, though its overarching strengths could also be its main downfall - that the record often feels like a pastiche of so many musical genres and influences - mainly drawing on the intoxicating sounds of Sixties and Seventies psychedelia.

69
Pitchfork

On Palana, her solo debut, Hilton turns her gaze to a renewable kind of death: that of our morphing identities.

60
FasterLouder
Serving both as a boon and a limitation, Hilton’s multi-faceted self allows her music a refreshing degree of experimentation, while also ensuring that her artistic identity is, at this stage, ill-defined.
60
No Ripcord
Hilton tries to be many things, oftentimes all at once, though sometimes it works.
Sinestroll
89
★★★★★: Pony • No One Will
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#23/Under the Radar
#40/Piccadilly Records

Track List

  1. Palana
  2. Something for Us All
  3. Pony
  4. Long Goodbye
  5. Funny Anyway
  6. WHY
  7. Let's Go to a Party
  8. Snow
  9. The Young
  10. No One Will
  11. 100 Million
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