Zola Jesus - Arkhon
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2022 Ratings: #199 / 394
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Based on 33 ratings
Liked by 3 people
June 24, 2022 / Release Date
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Sacred Bones / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
The Skinny

An album of just Danilova's entrancing voice would be sufficiently good, but ARKHON shows a restless creativity that warrants all of your attention.

80
AllMusic

Some of the changes she introduces don't seem necessary until they're heard, but they're all in service to her commitment to using sound in powerfully empathetic ways.

78
Paste

In her vastest music yet, the Slavic-American art-pop musician walks through the fires of turbulence and emerges a more balanced person.

60
Loud and Quiet

Arkhon is not an unenjoyable listen; it’s just expectedly complacent, in opposition to the suggestion of boundary-breaking that the work of Zola Jesus evokes.

bluejsky
70

𝐴𝑟𝑘𝘩𝑜𝑛 𝑖𝑠 𝑎𝑛 𝑎𝑙𝑏𝑢𝑚 𝑤𝘩𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑡𝘩𝑒 𝑔𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑡 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑑𝑢𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑛𝑑𝑠 𝑜𝑢𝑡, 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑍𝑜𝑙𝑎'𝑠 𝑣𝑜𝑐𝑎𝑙 𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑚𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑐𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎 𝑢𝑛𝑖𝑞𝑢𝑒 𝑎𝑡𝑚𝑜𝑠𝑝𝘩𝑒𝑟𝑒.

treblafreeman
81

I never ever heard about this artist before, but since I'm working on an album that will include a desert-related cover art, this obviously caught my eye. So I decided to check it blindly.
And I must say I'm quite amazed. It's a superb mix of art pop and darkwave, the production here is so fucking great, it just sounds darkly good, this is in fact a very (cringe word incoming) epic album.
Definitely checking her discog sometime soon, glad I randomly checked this.
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lukassantiago3
82

Zola Jesus's new album feels like a eletronic mystic journey into the deep and vast feeling of sensorial music.

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Added on: March 22, 2022