Castles

Lissie - Castles
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2018 Ratings: #282 / 735
User Score
Based on 31 ratings
2018 Ratings: #752
March 23, 2018 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

85
Northern Transmissions
Even with some more predictable moments, the utter devotion to detail and tangible passion in the record makes it a constantly immersive listen.
83
GIGsoup

Providing more of what made Lissie center of attention to begin with, but packing even more of a punch to deliver yet another timeless record from the powerhouse vocalist.

80
The Line of Best Fit

For all the structured beats and hooks here, Castles contains emotion as bare you’ll hear in any pop album ever.

80
NME
Artfully curated references see her picking and choosing from the best.
70
AllMusic

Castles exists in a bit of a netherworld-it's commercial yet idiosyncratic, classic in its structure yet contemporary in its sound-but that's also it's a quietly compelling record, revealing an artist who is starting to hit her stride.

60
The Skinny

Even when the songwriting falters, Lissie’s incredible voice elevates Castles. Four albums into her career, she still manages to surprise with her acrobatic delivery.

kidhead
39
C-Em-F-G CHORD PROGRESSION ALMOST EVERY FUCKING SONG
Tsareena
89
I like the melodies on this a lot. Lissie also has such a beautiful voice that really shows all the emotions put into the tracks. The production is also really good
Faves: Crazy Girl, Castles, Boyfriend
luisdelrey2016
77
FAVS: World Away, Castles, Blood & Muscle, Feels Good, Love Blows, Sand, Meet Me in the Mystery
LEAST FAV: Somewhere
lukassantiago3
71
Castle is just one of many regular pop albums released this year. But, Lissie's voice makes everything get more interesting and it's the greatest highlight of record, even with the lackness of strong lyrics as a whole.
69
She still writes emotional and impassioned songs. But this album feels a little one note compared to her last album. It needs some variety in tempo and tone to set it apart.

Key tracks: Castles, Best Days, Boyfriend
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Track List

  1. World Away
  2. Crazy Girl
  3. Castles
  4. Blood & Muscle
  5. Best Days
  6. Feels Good
  7. Boyfriend
  8. Somewhere
  9. Love Blows
  10. What Am I Gonna Do
  11. Peace
  12. Sand
  13. Meet Me in the Mystery
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Added on: December 1, 2017