Florist

Florist - Florist
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2022 Ratings: #29 / 490
User Score
Based on 225 ratings
2022 Ratings: #50
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Under The Radar

Florist delicately captures the place and time in which it was born and then sets it free from Sprague’s cupped hands as something to behold as wondrous.

90
AllMusic
Sprague and her bandmates hanging out on a porch upstate managed to make a record that delivers simple songs, artful sound exploration, deep emotions, and comfort all at once.
87
Paste
The Brooklyn quartet's self-titled fourth album finds them at their strongest and most hopeful
85
Pitchfork
Recorded in a rented house in the Hudson Valley, and weaving together found sounds with spontaneous music-making, the quartet’s self-titled album is as much an audio documentary as it is a folk album.
84
Beats Per Minute
Florist’s latest project stands as the culmination of previous collaborative and solo work, featuring the band as a whole at their most minimally precise; and Sprague, in terms of songwriting, vocal performances, and composition, at her most versatile and visionary.
80
The Skinny
A heartfelt collection of loose and explorative folk songs, Florist's new album is a warm hug which asks the listener to smell the flowers every now and then.
80
Spectrum Culture
On the next quiet summer evening you can find, spend an hour within the album. You may find that everything else just feels a million miles away.
80
The Guardian
Emily Sprague reunites with her bandmates for a new album that plays like a family portrait – and stakes out new ground.
80
Sputnikmusic
After a series of good-to-great efforts, the self-titled manages to present a much more unified mood than its predecessors and additionally cuts out the spoken word moments which (in my opinion) greatly detracted from previous albums.
Doofy
74

Lil Thief

Also: Mavis Depressedly

Also also: Grouper Hug 🤗

JoaoSantos
45

sing about something happy, will ya?

TheCarioca
81

June 9th Nighttime - 3/5
Red Bird Pt. 2 (Morning) - 5/5 ❤
Duet for Guitar and Rain - 4/5
Spring in Hours - 5/5 ❤
Bells Pt. 1 - 4/5
Two Ways - 4/5
Variation - 4/5
Organ's Drone - 4/5
Duet for 2 Eyes - 4/5
Reprise - 4/5
43 - 3/5
Bells Pt. 2 - 4/5
River's Bed - 4/5
Sci - Fi Silence - 5/5 ❤
Finally - 3/5
Dandelion - 5/5 ❤
Bells Pt. 3 - 3/5
Feathers - 5/5 ❤
Jonnie on the Porch - 4/5

Hayden7575
100

Florist’s self-titled record alternates between gentle singer-songwriter ballads and atmospheric, lo-fi ambient instrumentals. They consistently find ways to beautifully blend the two, as seen on tracks like “Sci-Fi Silence,” but having them arrive in a consistent pattern like this gives the album a comfortably predicable, soothing pace. It’s pure serenity, making me feel at peace in a place of tranquility, thinking back to some of the happiest moments of my ... read more

thefinschise199
77

Florist return with a surprisingly beefy, dense, cinematic and fearless album. It is by far their longest release, and it’s very ambitious at times as the band goes back and forth between their painfully tearful ballads and a slew of wonderfully cared for ambient interludes. It’s overall very enjoyable, but at 19 tracks and nearly an hour there’s definitely some material that could have been trimmed.

Give A Listen To: “June 9th Nighttime”, “Red Bird Pt. 2 ... read more

oskar4
81

June 9th Nighttime: 85 / 100
Red Bird Pt. 2 (Morning): 80 / 100
Duet for Guitar and Rain: 80 / 100
Spring in Hours: 90 / 100
Bells Pt. 1: NR
Two Ways: 80 / 100
Variation: NR
Organ's Drone: 80 / 100
Duet for 2 Eyes: 80 / 100
Reprise: NR
43: 85 / 100
Bells Pt. 2: 75 / 100
River's Bed: 80 / 100
Sci-Fi-Silence: 85 / 100
Finally: NR
Dandelion: 80 / 100
Bells Pt. 3: 75 / 100
Feathers: 80 / 100
Jonnie on the Porch: 85 / 100

Average: 81,33 / 100

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Track List

1June 9th Nighttime
2:54
89
2Red Bird Pt. 2 (Morning)
5:26
82
3Duet for Guitar and Rain
1:39
80
4Spring in Hours
6:05
88
5Bells Pt. 1
0:37
72
6Two Ways
2:36
74
7Variation
0:33
76
8Organ's Drone
2:31
81
9Duet for 2 Eyes
2:26
81
10Reprise
0:27
75
1143
6:13
84
12Bells Pt. 2
1:28
79
13River's Bed
4:46
84
14Sci - Fi Silence
6:38
90
15Finally
0:31
71
16Dandelion
5:05
83
17Bells Pt. 3
1:50
76
18Feathers
3:32
83
19Jonnie on the Porch
2:28
83
Total Length: 57 minutes
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Added on: April 5, 2022