The Age of Anxiety

Pixx - The Age of Anxiety
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2017 Ratings: #322 / 721
User Score
Based on 29 ratings
2017 Ratings: #387
June 2, 2017 / Release Date
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4AD / Label
Art Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
The Guardian
It makes for a riveting and refreshing debut, which balances weirdness with sweet and soothing electropop joy.
85
The Line of Best Fit

Age Of Anxiety sees Hannah Rodgers set a course for her career with a stunningly assured debut brimming with ideas and practically flawless in execution.

80
DIY
Through these internal battles though, Pixx has created a debut record that shows her to be a fascinating prospect, and though significant turmoil informed the record, the pay-off is equally as great.
80
AllMusic

Throughout its shifting emotions and sounds, The Age of Anxiety is a consistently thoughtful, playful reflection of hyper-stimulating times.

70
Loud and Quiet
Away from a few too safe moments, and reminiscent of her label mate Grimes’ latest collaborative project with HANA, Pixx plays with New Wave, ’80s inspired pop, experimental electronic, world music, ’70s RnB and delicate vocals, creating a new and unique narrative for the contemporary world.
70
Drowned in Sound
Sometimes a shininess works. At other points I can’t help feeling a little more griminess would be more apt for the subject matter.
70
musicOMH
Essentially, there’s enough good stuff here to suggest Pixx – cool, intelligent, subversive – remains a talent worth watching.
65
Pitchfork
At times this disaffection feels too broad, even adolescent.
60
The Skinny

Try to imagine for a minute what it would sound like if Nico fronted an 80s synth band; now, stop imagining because that’s exactly what Pixx’s debut album The Age of Anxiety sounds like.

60
God Is in the TV

Musically, Pixx works best when Hannah Rodgers embraces her pure English accent in a more nonchalant form of Kate Bush on top of gloomy post-punk mellowness that exist on the latter half of the album and on her preceding EP, rather than when her voice is moulded with electronic trickery and obvious production to sound like a pop template.

usedtobe
86
Refreshing art pop suffused with youthful energy unseen from her contemporaries. So much to enjoy here.
81
One Word Review: Slick
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#31/Dork

MISC LISTS

#69/Drift Records

Track List

  1. I Bow Down
  2. Toes
  3. Grip
  4. Romance
  5. Telescreen
  6. Everything Is Weird in America
  7. Waterslides
  8. A Big Cloud to Float Upon
  9. Baboo
  10. Your Delight
  11. The Girls
  12. Mood Ring Eyes
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Added on: March 22, 2017