Neon Noir

VV - Neon Noir
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2023 Ratings: #31 / 42
User Score
Based on 68 ratings
2023 Ratings: #50
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Metal Sucks

Neon Noir is so perfect that it’s actually painful. It will leave you beyond satisfied; there’s nothing more you could want from this record. Expect something ridiculously refreshing, dark yet sweet, terribly sexy but thoroughly romantic, etc.

90
Distorted Sound

With Neon Noir, Ville Valo has created a deeply emotional and personal album that has allowed him to blend his influences into his past work with HIM in a marriage of warmth and melancholy.

80
Metal Hammer

Intoxicating ruminations on love, death and sex courtesy of ex-Him frontman Ville Valo on VV’s Neon Noir album.

80
Kerrang!
If you’ve been seduced in Mr Valo’s musical twilight before, then you can now prepare to pulse in the glow of the heartagram once again.
80
The Telegraph
His songs are like rooms full of artefacts in a museum – there’s a lot to marvel at, and a struggle to decide what to focus on first.
70
Classic Rock

As we hunker down in the long, cold, dark winter nights, Neon Love is a brazenly glam collection to light the way towards spring.

70
Metal Injection

Neon Noir is proof that Ville Valo can continue without H.I.M. He's resisted the temptation to slide into obscurity and has reminded us why we liked him in the first place.

65
Blabbermouth.net

What remains is a solid stab at redefining an established sound, with some inspired moments of chaos and regular doses of the woozy and the ethereal.

60
Upset
For the debut solo album from the frontman of the love metal godfathers HIM, ‘Neon Noir’ delivers as you’d expect it would, with an urgency for life taking hold swiftly and firmly.
50
Spectrum Culture

Anything with the Valo name involved is worth keeping tabs on, but it’s also hard to deny that he can do so much better.

Crazyreviews2
74

× NEON NOIR - VV ×

#NOTAS DAS MÚSICAS#

1. Echolocate Your Love = 8,0💚
2. Run Away From the Sun = 7,5💚
3. Neon Noir = 6,5🧡
4. Loveletting = 6,0🧡
5. The Foreverlost = 8,0💚
6. Baby Lacrimarium = 6,0🧡
7. Salute the Sanguine = 6,5🧡
8. In Trenodia = 8,0💚
9. Heartful of Ghosts = 7,5💚
10. Saturnine Saturnalia = 7,5💚
11. Zener Solitaire = 7,0💚
12. Vertigo Eyes = 8,5💚⭐

°NOTAS DO ÁLBUM°

Nota final = 72💚
Pontos adicionais = ... read more

NTTR
67

VV - Neon Noir

Genre: Alternative Rock
Country: Finland

Final Verdict: 67% (Good Album)
Yearly Ranking: 8th / 22

Highlight: In Trenodia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=km8CGYYKUWk

Made me think of:
Depeche Mode
Ghost
Placebo

xerix214
40

While I did enjoy the opening track and had some bit of hope for this album, that quickly diminished. Foremost, the production in this is pretty subpar. I mean, there is seemingly little refining of something the leans so heavily on the synth and computer generated acoustics. Secondly, the vocal range and matching is limited at best and does nothing for me after being monotonous. Intermixing subpar vocals and something that feels like a smorgasbord of bell, whistle, tambourine, and chime sounds ... read more

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Added on: January 6, 2023