Lady Wood

Tove Lo - Lady Wood
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2016 Ratings: #436 / 770
User Score
Based on 314 ratings
2016 Ratings: #366
October 28, 2016 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
Entertainment Weekly
While Lo’s lyrics are stark and intensely personal, the music sounds engineered for the masses.
85
The Line of Best Fit
It’s pop music of the highest calibre, music for the head, heart, feet and everywhere in between.
80
DIY

The hooks are there but, like Tove herself, they aren’t succumbing expectations. Rather, confusion rattles around the 12 tracks, exiting with more questions than answers.

80
NME
Any pop singer with a body piercing and the odd song about sex gets called ‘edgy’, but Tove Lo deserves this tag more than most.
70
Slant Magazine

Lady Wood is admirably lean and tightly focused, and though it doesn’t boast confessionals on the order of Like a Prayer‘s, it offers a peek inside the psyche of a smart, burgeoning young star.

70
Rolling Stone

Whether she's high as fuck ("Influence") or stranded on the dance floor ("WTF Love Is"), she thrives on the power of losing yourself in sounds you can dominate and emotions you'll never contain.

70
Pitchfork

Tove Lo's second album offers a platform for her to argue that self-destructive affairs of a particular sort of woman are a subject worthy of four-part concept albums.

67
Pretty Much Amazing
Though this cache of innovations is often depleted, when utilized correctly they wield enough ingenuity to distinguish Nilsson from the rest of the pack.
60
The Guardian
This album celebrates sex with an infectious joie de vivre, while tracks like Cool Girl – a sarcastic ode to no-strings romance – prove she’s not just posturing.
60
AllMusic

Lady Wood's second half is more consistent, in large part because the painfully honest -- and relatable -- drama queen of Queen of the Clouds is given a wider berth.

60
Clash

‘Lady Wood’ proves Tove Lo is one of the more interesting characters in what is often a personality-less genre, but unfortunately, her unique perspective is diluted by fairly humdrum electro-pop production.

BuffaloStaple
20
oh god no
Httpcarlosx
100
Uma obra de arte intensamente expressiva. Um dos melhores álbuns que já ouvi, sem sombra de dúvidas. Sombrio e sensual, todas as músicas são incríveis, sem tirar uma sequer, e algumas ainda passam da conta, como a excepcional "Vibes", diferente de tudo que já ouvi.
Tove Lo constrói em "Lady Wood" sua identidade como uma artista forte e única, que veio pra ficar. Amém.
tha138
55
In case you didn't expect it, what the cover implies is being further developed in the content of her second album, which aspires to be a bit more intimate than its rivals, did someone say Madonna?
PCM
95
Best pop album of the year. Pure pop perfection. Sick production and vocals.

My favorites are "Lady Wood", "Flashes", "Imaginary Friends", "Influence", "Keep It Simple" and "Don't Talk About It", but almost every single song except maybe "WTF Love Is" is a standout. See, I almost named every single song as my favorite. Can't make up my mind. Really great record.

Influence: 85
Lady Wood: 95
True Disaster: 90
Cool Girl: ... read more
goncalocouto
90
"Lady Wood" is rough, personal, deep and really really entertaining.

✅ Fairy Dust | Influence | Lady Wood | True Disaster | Cool Girl | Imaginary Friend | Flashes
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Added on: August 18, 2016