Belladonna of Sadness

Alexandra Savior - Belladonna of Sadness
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2017 Ratings: #713 / 911
User Score
Based on 150 ratings
2017 Ratings: #225
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CRITIC REVIEWS

88
Paste

Full of slide guitars, driving percussion and that voice, Alexandra Savior’s debut arrives as a fully-realized and confident force of nature, the kind of sound that could become her personal trademark if she keeps with it long enough.

80
DIY

Dry wit and effortless elegance run throughout, which makes cinematic, poetic wonderment out of eye rolls and humongous sighs.

80
AllMusic

Savior's sound and imagination have been effectively realized and captured here in a magnetic collection of songs with an almost Lynch-ian/Coppola-esque cinematic feel to them. An impressive debut from a very promising songwriter, hopefully with more to come.

78
GIGsoup

It’s an album not without its flaws, but it would be unfair to paint ‘Belladonna…’ as anything other than a great debut album. It’s a confident record that boasts great vocal delivery, excellent arrangements and plenty of style.

60
Pitchfork

The young American singer launches her career with a slinky, vintage album featuring production from Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner—though it sounds more like Turner side-project than a showcase debut.

40
The Skinny

It’s hard not to think that Belladonna of Sadness, stylised as it is to within an inch of its life, is not a fairly straightforward grab for some of Lana Del Rey’s market.

79

The true arrival of Alexandra Savior (née McDermott) the artist was this year’s “The Archer,” a highly replayable psych-pop album constructed entirely on her own. “The Archer” was clearly envisioned as a response to an apparently ill-fated collaboration with Alex Turner, who co-wrote and produced McDermott’s debut “Belladonna of Sadness.” The new album is an artistic victory for McDermott, who seems to have felt consigned to the role of a ... read more

ultravox
100

esse álbum tem uma vibe tão Alex Turner (tanto que ele participou da produção se eu não me engano)

o primeiro álbum da Alexandra Savior, Belladona of Sadness, é um álbum cheio de acertos eu diria. o álbum é de indie rock, mas ele tem uma certa vibe nostálgica e melancólica nele.

eu sempre vejo esse álbum como uma dança. uma valsa bastante conturbada, cheia de sentimentos não ... read more

WarnerWest
84

That voice is to die for.

WarnerWest
84

That voice is to die for.

95

Gorgeous production.

ultravox
100

esse álbum tem uma vibe tão Alex Turner (tanto que ele participou da produção se eu não me engano)

o primeiro álbum da Alexandra Savior, Belladona of Sadness, é um álbum cheio de acertos eu diria. o álbum é de indie rock, mas ele tem uma certa vibe nostálgica e melancólica nele.

eu sempre vejo esse álbum como uma dança. uma valsa bastante conturbada, cheia de sentimentos não ... read more

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Track List

  1. Mirage
  2. Bones
  3. Shades
  4. Girlie
  5. Frankie
  6. M.T.M.E.
  7. Audeline
  8. Cupid
  9. 'Til You're Mine
  10. Vanishing Point
  11. Mystery Girl

Year End Lists

#30/The Independent
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Added on: November 22, 2016