Underdressed at the Symphony

Faye Webster - Underdressed at the Symphony
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2024 Ratings: #36 / 105
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Based on 663 ratings
2024 Rank: #70
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CRITIC REVIEWS

85
Northern Transmissions

Underdressed at the Symphony is a welcome addition to the Faye Webster universe. It’s a documentation of love, heartbreak, irony and earnestness in a laid-back pillow of welcoming indie-rock. One that is sure to please well-acquainted fans, and newcomers alike.

80
musicOMH
A languid haze drifts over this deliberate, considered yet oddly beguiling mix of jazz, folk and indie, with some hip-hop stylings thrown in.
80
The Line of Best Fit
Amidst the unexpected twists in its production, Webster still retains a strong narrative voice throughout, her intentions unfolding with each new line.
80
Exclaim!
Beyond the gooey saunters she’s become known for, she slows the tempo to near-standstills on multiple occasions, while likewise finding the most heart-racing BPMs of her career thus far. By virtue of this being a Faye Webster record, none of it feels jarring; it’s as intuitive as passing the time with someone you love.
80
Rolling Stone
The Atlanta singer-songwriter's new album 'Underdressed at the Symphony' is a marvel of patient, obsessive contemplation.
80
Slant Magazine
The singer finds pleasure in the discomfort of feeling like she doesn’t belong.
80
Uncut
The mess is the whole point. It's a fascinating place to be, largely because she finds so much meaning in everyday observations and mundane ironies, in the small moments many other songwriters might overlook.
80
Mojo
Don't be deceived: these songs have the substance to become - unlike those eBay purchases - an obsession that sticks.
80
Record Collector
Thriving Atlanta star hides in plain sight.
80
Evening Standard

More gorgeous country-pop fare sprinkled with the singer-songwriter’s characteristically odder touches.

79
Paste
On her fifth album, the Atlanta musician often sings from some hypnagogic cloud existing between both reality and daydreams.
75
Pitchfork
The Atlanta singer-songwriter’s latest record taps into freewheeling acoustic jam-session vibes. It’s ostensibly a breakup album, but rather than spilling her guts, she sounds more reserved than ever.
70
Spectrum Culture
Five albums in yet still only 26, Faye Webster lets us just a tad deeper into her unique psyche, continuing to give us reason to listen while withholding her full, unparalleled potential.
big_stanker
83

she looks like she smells so bad, i need her fr

halbery
57

it’s ok faye one time i went to the symphony and i was naked and i think you probably didn’t do that so don’t worry it could be worse

jlebon
69

Probably the whitest album I've listened to so far this year and that's with a Yachty feature

jcub
70

haven't heard much faye webster besides a few songs here and there. album started off strong but the mid section wasn't my favorite.

still quality stuff in there for sure. the good songs are very pretty.

best: thinking about you, but not kiss, Tttttime

thatkubeczkokid
70

The Yachty feature really took me out of the mood, but I appreciate Faye for always just doing whatever the fuck she wants, lol. Even still, this is another great project from her. Lyrically, I don't think her music is anything I'm too excited about, but stylistically, her sound is just incredible.

MichaelClark202
77

I enjoy the new production style she has adapted but I am glad she decided to not dive completely into it and rather blend it with her regular sound, both pairing very well together. I think Yachty is the lowest light on this record, his contribution didn't do anything for me and sounded more like he was trying to be even more different than the already different sound from Faye herself. I think this record is a perfect door opening for her next chapter, the jazz guitar all over this album is a ... read more

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Added on: January 11, 2024