The Architect

Paloma Faith - The Architect
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2017 Ratings: #651 / 721
User Score
Based on 52 ratings
2017 Ratings: #384
November 17, 2017 / Release Date
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Sony UK / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

60
The Independent

There’s an uneasy disjunction here between Paloma Faith’s keenness to proclaim her righteous political beliefs  ... and the sheer ornate indulgence of The Architect’s arrangements.

60
NME

‘The Architect’ may not quite be the album she thinks it is, but it should cement Faith’s position in the top tier of British pop singers.

60
The Guardian

There’s plenty of the big-voiced, Amy Winehouse/Lisa Stansfield-type pop that saw Faith’s first three albums go double platinum ... Nobody will storm parliament after hearing this, but Faith’s heart’s in the right place.

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holsgr
25
☆ ~ Awful record. Very disappointing and suffocatingly tedious music.
78
The Architect is a bit of a disjointed album. It seems to sway back and forth between trying to make political statements and just presenting feel good type anthems that don't relate to the main theme at hand. The album is riddled with skits, all three of them making somewhat poignant remarks. "Evolution" is a decent monologue from Samuel L. Jackson discussing the power of people and urging us to take a stand. However, out of the following tracks in this set, only the title track, ... read more
Putzcecela
81
Loyal-8/10
Final Breath-8/10
Your Ex-10/10
Older-6/10
Make Your Own Kind of Music-8/10
Lullaby-10/10
Evolution (feat. Samuel L. Jackson)-10/10
The Architect-8/10
Guilty-8/10
Crybaby-10/10
I’ll Be Gentle (feat. John Legend)-8/10
Politics of Hope (feat. Owen Jones)-6/10
Kings and Queens-10/10
Surrender-6/10
Warrior-8/10
Til I’m Done-10/10
Lost and Lonely-5/10
Still Around-8/10
Pawns (feat. Baby, Nym & Janelle)-5/10
WW3-8/10
Love Me as I Am-7/10
Power to the ... read more
AndreiCDorneles
86
This record deserves all the possible Grammys.

Best tracks: The Architect, Guilty, Crybaby, Kings and Queens, Surrender, Warrior, Til I’m Done, Lost and Lonely, WW3.
Worst tracks: I’ll Be Gentle.
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MISC LISTS

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Track List

  1. Evolution (feat. Samuel L. Jackson)
  2. The Architect
  3. Guilty
  4. Crybaby
  5. I’ll Be Gentle
  6. Politics of Hope (feat. Owen Jones)
  7. Kings and Queens
  8. Surrender
  9. Warrior
  10. Til I’m Done
  11. Lost and Lonely
  12. Still Around
  13. Pawns (feat. Baby, Nym & Janelle)
  14. WW3
  15. Love Me as I Am
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