Kindly Now

Keaton Henson - Kindly Now
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2016 Ratings: #454 / 760
User Score
Based on 27 ratings
2016 Ratings: #285
September 16, 2016 / Release Date
LP / Format
Play It Again Sam / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Exclaim!
His latest album takes his folky songwriting to the piano, with more fleshed out orchestral arrangements, and it's some of his best work yet.
80
Mojo
Reclusive, crippled by anxiety since childhood, Henson’s trembling voice often betrays him, yet his music is paradoxically calm, his guitar filigrees flickering like embers, the piano and orchestral lulls gossamer.
80
musicOMH

Some people may find the intensity a bit too much, and it’s fair to say that this is an album that you can only listen to if you’re in a particular mood. Yet the beauty to be found in Henson’s bleakness is undeniable.

70
Loud and Quiet
Bleak but beautiful, ‘Kindly Now’ is the soundtrack you want if you’re happy being sad.
60
AllMusic
The variety of instrumentation and the rare unorthodox entry provide some balance and relief to what would otherwise be a relentlessly bleak affair.
60
DIY
For the most part, it’s still very much business as usual with the release of ‘Kindly Now’, but there’s a spirit about this new record that ensures Henson isn’t repeating himself.
40
The Guardian
Pregnant pauses and whispered vocals are overly employed to hammer home lyrics that aren’t as profound as he seems to think.
MarkCooper
44
Waited for this album to drop like Henson's balls
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END OF YEAR LISTS

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Track List

  1. March
  2. Alright
  3. The Pugilist
  4. NW Overture
  5. No Witnesses
  6. Good Lust
  7. Comfortable Love
  8. Old Lovers in Dressing Rooms
  9. Polyhymnia
  10. Gabe
  11. Holy Lover
  12. How Could I Have Known
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