All My Demons Greeting Me as a Friend

AURORA - All My Demons Greeting Me as a Friend
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2016 Ratings: #293 / 762
User Score
Based on 210 ratings
2016 Ratings: #92
March 11, 2016 / Release Date
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Glassnote / Label
Art Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
Entertainment Weekly

While the storytelling has a child-like air, she comes off as preternaturally wise. But Demon’s most intriguing aspect, of course, is that it’s merely Aksnes’ first act.

85
The Line of Best Fit
Torn between home and adventure, fantasy and reality, AURORA is looking for - and carving out - her own path out of the forest. Getting lost and angsty is part of a journey filled with leaps of faith and imagination.
80
musicOMH
She does an excellent job of drawing you into her strange, sometimes rather unsettling world.
80
AllMusic

Still a teenager at the time of the album's release, Aurora proves to be an already skilled fashioner of dynamic, affecting pop.

73
Paste
AURORA’s release packs a moody, but unexpectedly positive punch, throwing her amidst a sea of artists who do the same. The uniqueness, for AURORA, comes not in the sound, but in the message – a somber look at life veiled with a thin frosting of optimism.
65
Under The Radar

It's not the show-stopping LP some might seek after the strength of the singles, but All My Demons Greeting Me as a Friend is more than enough to convince us she's a talent with more than two great songs in her.

60
The Guardian
Aurora’s voice has a childlike purity, and while the intermittently minimalist production sounds vaguely voguish in a trip-hop kind of way, that sparseness often gives the songs a slightly anodyne quality. It makes for a record whose potential power feels dampened, if not neutralised altogether.
60
DIY
When the album hits, it does so with an infectious force, but often feels like it’s only able to be viewed from a distance - an album that’s too calculated to evoke any emotional reaction.
0xiela
NR
a primeira vez que ouvi uma música da aurora foi num anúncio de roupa interior que passava na tv a cada 5 minutos. usei o shazam e vocês sabem, magia

um agradecimento especial ao shazam por promover esta pseudo-review

faixas fixes: runaway / warrior / murder song / i went to far
paradapaparira
90
perfect
mj04
65
Great voice and the album has a really unique and atmospheric sound overall, but many songs felt too samey and monotone to me.
perlman
70
Using pop music as an intermediary to talk about what she wants, here Aurora brings a clever but messy album that would need more passion and time to be well consolidated.
Hops
68
Top 3 Tracks
- Running with the Wolfs
- I Went Too Far
- Conqueror
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Track List

  1. Runaway
  2. Conqueror
  3. Running with the Wolves
  4. Lucky
  5. Winter Bird
  6. I Went Too Far
  7. Through the Eyes of a Child
  8. Warrior
  9. Murder Song (5, 4, 3, 2, 1)
  10. Home
  11. Under the Water
  12. Black Water Lilies
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