hopeless fountain kingdom

Halsey - hopeless fountain kingdom
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2017 Ratings: #719 / 898
User Score
Based on 625 ratings
2017 Ratings: #524
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CRITIC REVIEWS

84
GIGsoup
Her new album ‘hopeless fountain kingdom’ is an atmospheric smash that showcases the young artist’s ability to command an audience.
80
Rolling Stone

Halsey shows off all her wild musical ambitions on Hopeless Fountain Kingdom, a bold second album that consolidates all the strengths of her 2015 debut Badlands.

80
NME
'Hopeless Fountain Kingdom’ might be defiantly ambitious, but it’s surprisingly cohesive.
75
Consequence of Sound

Ultimately, she knows the pitfalls of dating more than one gender better than anyone in pop, and those moments of insight are when Hopeless Fountain Kingdom truly stands out from the pack, but it’s also reassuring that Halsey (who tags herself “alternative” rather than “pop”) conceives herself as an album artist first.

70
AllMusic

Hopeless Fountain Kingdom as a whole feels quintessentially 2017 in how it jumbles styles and sentiment, streamlining a teeming, contradictory culture into something smooth, glassy and easy to digest.

65
Pitchfork

The concept is ambitious, but the product ticks all the boxes: staid piano ballad (“Sorry”), In the Zone nostalgia (“Walls Could Talk”), R&B dilettantism (“Don’t Play,” Quavo-assisted “Lie”), recreations of proven hits (“Now or Never”).

60
The Guardian

It’s not remotely bad; it certainly sounds just like one of the most hotly awaited pop albums of 2017. But you can discern, just off stage, the chorus of unignorable industry types bearing down on one bankable creative, advising this timely collaboration, that hot producer, this set of references.

60
The Line of Best Fit

Halsey may not have found the sound that will define the next stage of her career on Hopeless Fountain Kingdom, but by finding intermittent success with several of them she proves to have more versatility than her previous solo outings indicated.

60
The Observer

It’s not remotely bad; it certainly sounds just like one of the most hotly awaited pop albums of 2017. But you can discern, just off stage, the chorus of unignorable industry types bearing down on one bankable creative, advising this timely collaboration, that hot producer, this set of references.

40
PopMatters

Where Badlands established Halsey as one of the more talented and dynamic artists of her generation, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom is both overambitious in theory and mundane in practice.

exception
35
my music isn't pop it's alternative and it's really deep and artistic!
ratococacola
67
Mais um sonífero, amiga?
stolenpositions
58
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On “hopeless fountain kingdom”, Halsey once again introduces an ambitious concept that doesn’t quite hit the listener as well as it should. I wonder if the reason why this album doesn’t cause much of an impact is due to the production choices that are made. Although it’s a clear improvement from ... read more
Flamingooooo
10
Is Halsey bad at love? - Yes
Do i like Halsey? - Yes
Is this album cool? - Yes
Do i like her autotuned voice? - Yes
Is My Bloody Valentine on Spotify? - No
Am i super sad because of that? - Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
tokyolovehotel
66
Revisiting Halsey's discography just cuz.... Part ll.

Hopeless Fountain Kingdom (stylized in all lowercase) is the second studio album by American singer-songwriter Halsey. It was released on June 2, 2017 through Astralwerks. The album features guest appearances from Quavo, Lauren Jauregui and Cashmere Cat. Halsey co-wrote every song on the album, while production was handled by Lido and Benny Blanco, among others.

The album was described by Halsey as having more "radio friendly ... read more
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Added on: April 13, 2017