Next Thing

Frankie Cosmos - Next Thing
Critic Score
Based on 17 reviews
2016 Ratings: #246 / 763
User Score
Based on 243 ratings
2016 Ratings: #201
April 1, 2016 / Release Date
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Bayonet / Label
Indie Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

85
Pitchfork

Her greatest talent remains her ability to transform minute-long songs into experiences that resemble hours of intimate and impressionistic conversation.

83
Consequence of Sound

Frankie Cosmos solidifies her style by strengthening her voice. Next Thing gives short songs life, chasing the vibe of impromptu chirps thanks to cushioned, velvety delivery.

83
Pretty Much Amazing

Next Thing truly is beautiful, if a little too slight to be counted among the greats in its genre. It doesn’t seem to strive for that type of greatness, though. It’s content to revel in purely being, basking in its own breathless embodiment of grace and lightness.

80
AllMusic

On an album that, from a musical perspective, seems incongruously loaded with self-doubt the material is consistently hooky, endearing, elegant, and uncommonly candid.

80
No Ripcord

Met on its own terms ... it’s a record that plays entirely to Kline’s strengths and confirms her as a worthy successor to the legacy of indie modesty.

80
DIY

There are no answers, no solutions to any problems, and no gateway doors through escapism, but for half an hour the record shines a light through confusion, and just for a while, it doesn’t have to feel like such a loss to be lost.

80
Spin

Unpretension remains integral to Frankie Cosmos’ appeal, but true to its title, her second proper album, Next Thing, marks several steps forward.

80
Drowned in Sound

Next Thing is an honest but beautified version of the mixed-up life of a city kid. 

80
FasterLouder

Kline now writes about her experiences with the strength and clarity of a person who is very much at ease with herself.

80
Clash

With her irresistible warble and unmistakable delivery, 21-year-old indie songstress Greta Kline has done well to carve out a niche that is distinctly her own in the remarkably redundant world of guitar-driven pop music.

70
Tiny Mix Tapes

Greta Kline’s thoughtful, crafted bedroom pop with a Bandcamp is rendered as thoughtful, crafted indie pop with a band.

70
Rolling Stone

Next Thing shows that as the group continues to grow up, Kline's clear-eyed observation and youthful disaffection only feel more vital.

70
Under The Radar

That heart on the sleeve, a stripped-down band that doesn't get in the way, and Cosmos' very cozy kinship with melody are what make this latest next thing as uplifting, unassuming, and utilitarian a collection of pop as the last, even as Cosmos continues to refine her craft. 

70
The Line of Best Fit

Where you’d think all this naval-gazing would be depressing, it’s actually surprisingly fluffy-sounding, as the up tempo guitars spread an optimistic sheen across the canvas.

60
The Skinny

For all her DIY charms, Next Thing continues to give credence to the view that the home studio environment might not quite meet the requirements of a songwriter blessed with such precocious talent.

60
Exclaim!

Next Thing is more likeable than moving, neither as intimate as her strongest bedroom recordings nor as revelatory as Zentropy.

WildChameleon
68
Just one word : Unfinished
KevinPasos
72
Essential Tracks - N/A
72
yep.
ZoilPlaylist
84
simple but cool
83
Se repite a momentos, pero merece ser escuchado varias veces.
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Track List

  1. Floated In
  2. If I Had a Dog
  3. Fool
  4. Embody
  5. Too Dark
  6. Tour Good
  7. Interlude
  8. I'm 20
  9. On the Lips
  10. Sinister
  11. Is It Possible / Sleep Song
  12. Outside with the Cuties
  13. Sappho
  14. What If
  15. O Dreaded C Town
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