Kelly Lee Owens - LP.8
Critic Score
Based on 16 reviews
2022 Ratings: #385 / 628
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Based on 241 ratings
2022 Ratings: #578
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Gigwise

LP.8, while feeling like a somewhat sonic departure, still feels like a complete Kelly Lee Owens album. If anything, this album has allowed Owens to expand herself as an artist in the most complementary of ways.

90
Uncut

This raw and uncompromising album is Kelly Lee Owens’ most honest expresslon so far of her true ability.

85
Spectrum Culture
The Welsh producer-singer-songwriter offers an extended meditation on technology, connection and intimacy on her new album.
80
musicOMH
A remarkable record of extremes, one that’s a product of a distinct time and place in history, taps into inner thoughts and feelings.
80
NME
With this "outlier" of a third album, the Welsh artist builds layers of ambient sound to craft a record that, despite its quietude, makes a lot of noise.
80
Mojo
A persistent, heavy throb punctuates the opening salvo of this wind- swept third album from Welsh sonic auteur, Kelly Lee Owens, like the threat of some oncoming monstrous fate.
80
Record Collector

Amid an album of pure, gorgeous electronic mood ... there are still moments of perfect narrative.

72
Beats Per Minute
It isn’t hard to imagine the monotony of recording in isolation with only a partner or two, especially as the droning repetitiveness of each song lets you intrude into that creative anima.
70
Clash
The resulting album, ‘LP. 8’, her third overall, trades in most of her dream pop sensibilities for industrial tones and shimmering synths no doubt reflective of living in a city of stunning natural beauty during the depths of harsh winter.
70
AllMusic

On LP.8, Owens draws from different, seemingly contradictory mystical energies, creating music that challenges and shocks as much as it soothes.

70
Exclaim!

With lyrics that are minimal and often delivered measured and mantra-like, LP.8 is hypnotic, introspectively abstract, and while some may find it too left-field, or lacking her more club-leaning tracks, it's not intended to follow in those footsteps.

70
The Line of Best Fit

LP.8 is certainly roomier than Owens’ previous work. More directed at dedicated dance-heads, more suited to the durgy decrepitude of basement dancefloors, and more abstract in its approach.

70
Sputnikmusic

Within a span of six songs, LP.8 has transmorphed itself from something heavy and dark into something light and intimate.

69
Paste

Even though LP.8 is a triumph in tone, it’s disappointing to listen to a record that feels as though Owens was self-conscious knowing the accessibility of the releases that came before it.

69
Pitchfork
Collaborating with noise musician Lasse Marhaug, the Welsh producer doubles down on both the spirituality and the mechanical ferocity of her work. It feels both like a left turn and a culmination.
40
The Skinny

A marked left turn from the lushness of Inner Song, Kelly Lee Owens' goes to back to basics with LP.8 – and sounds strangely anonymous.

VideoBoy
85

Maybe it's just too ahead of its time for some people.

Maqtheus
70

Em LP.8, Kelly Lee Owens pede licença e mergulha de vez no espiral de sons eletrônicos perfeitamente apoiados pelo ambient.

No Inner Song, de 2020, Kelly mesclou de maneira excelente a sonoridade desafiadora com o conteúdo lírico, o qual era marcado por letras das quais mesmo em desvantagem, pareciam dizer algo. Já em LP.8, a composição passa longe de ser o principal recurso em que a artista tenta transmitir sua mensagem. Aqui, o ambient torna-se ... read more

5ifthave
70

its good that she tried something different but i wish she played this with her strengths as well

- ave

dark1209
40

Cool production that falls flat with nothing substantial to say

DalekTurret32
88

Following the beautiful sounds of Inner Song, Kelly Lee Owens follows up with a pivot into harsh, abrasive territory. Some of it does get repetitive, but still manages to deliver intensity. Some of the ambient moments of Inner Song still show up on this album, such as “Anadlu” with its pleasing string synths.

Fave Tracks: "Sonic 8"; "One"; "Quickening"

TruLad69
70

A really nice release from Owens featuring predominantly drone and ambient sounds. I think the issues lie in it’s sparseness and the fact that it’s slightly underwhelming compared to her last two albums which were both amazing and much more varied.

Fav Track: Olga

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Track List

1Release
5:00
65
2Voice
3:06
66
3Anadlu
8:01
74
4S.O (2)
4:15
67
5Olga
3:02
68
6Nana Piano
5:39
71
7Quickening
5:20
64
8One
3:54
68
9Sonic 8
3:49
67
Total Length: 42 minutes
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Added on: March 30, 2022