Dolls of Highland

Kyle Craft - Dolls of Highland
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2016 Ratings: #342 / 878
User Score
Based on 45 ratings
2016 Ratings: #228
April 29, 2016 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

81
Pitchfork

The further you venture into Dolls of Highland, the more its laundry-room recording locale makes sense: This is an album where dirty souls can go to be cleansed.

80
The Guardian
This unlikely but brilliant debut hurls together Craft’s Dylan-meets-Brett Anderson holler with rollicking ragtime stomp, reminiscent of vintage Cockney Rebel or early Suede.
80
PopMatters

Dolls of Highland is the sound of a young man returning home to chronicle his small town roots with the use of his ample talents. It’s an exhilarating ride from start to finish.

80
Paste

Divisive, peculiar but undeniably unique: Kyle Craft is a strong contender for outsider of the year. An unlikely hero of rock music, he’s nonetheless created a noteworthy, potentially groundbreaking debut album in Dolls of Highland.

70
AllMusic
Taken together, Craft delivers a fun and loose breakup album replete with colorful characters, memorable tunes, and an even more memorable vocal delivery -- a noteworthy debut.
40
The Skinny
It’s all a little curious, elements of confidence struggle to coalesce with more tepid turns, frequently in the same song, Craft’s nutcracker vocals and lyrical self-exposure never quite as endearing as they threaten to be.
EMR
19
The guy looks like a Final Fantasy character and that's about the coolest thing about it.
itsyahboinoah
67
strong glam-rock and Bowie influences. Kyle craft 2016 record "Dolls of Highland" is a fun and enjoyable listen at best.
arturostacey
90
Best new comer so far, fresh sound.
winitheju
85
This will probably go by as one of the most underappreciated albums of the year. The jangly keyboard and catchy guitar hooks match his unique voice very well. Loving this record
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Track List

  1. Eye of a Hurricane
  2. Balmorhea
  3. Berlin
  4. Lady of the Ark
  5. Gloom Girl
  6. Trinidad Beach (Before I Ride)
  7. Future Midcity Massacre
  8. Black Mary
  9. Pentecost
  10. Dolls of Highland
  11. Jane Beat the Reaper
  12. Three Candles
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Added on: February 6, 2016