Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - EARS
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2016 Ratings: #103 / 775
User Score
Based on 93 ratings
2016 Ratings: #234
April 1, 2016 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

82
Resident Advisor

On EARS, Smith emerges as a novel, naturalistic and, yes, pop-savvy voice wielding an instrument known for esoteric experimentalism.

80
Spin

Listeners who luxuriated in Euclid’s new-age, lightly psychedelic vibe will find much to savor in Ears, where Smith refines and sharpens her songwriting significantly.

80
AllMusic

Focused without sounding rigid or confined, Ears is imaginative and alive.

80
Pitchfork
In her hands, acoustic instruments sound like electronic ones, synthetic sounds reference nature, and human voices sound like the creation of machines. The defining characteristics of each instrument ... are turned inside out and re-defined, giving the record a pleasingly alien mood that also feels oddly familiar.
80
Clash
‘EARS’ is fuelled by a real, palpable sense of ambition, of pushing further and further into the unknown.
70
PopMatters

The music feels less homogeneous, perhaps slightly more erratic, than on Euclid, but still with the overall feeling of beauty and future-looking exploration.

JohnLouisHoward
85
sonic truth
79
7.9 out of 10
holsgr
49
( ☆☆ ) regular / almost tolerable listen
CheapandLethal
60
Fairly uninspiring
BuffaloStaple
71
Nothing mind-blowing going on here, but it's a pretty pleasant listen.
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Added on: February 19, 2016