If You Wait
London Grammar - If You Wait
Critic Score
Based on 18 reviews
2013 Ratings: #392 / 939
User Score
Based on 143 ratings
2013 Ratings: #60
September 9, 2013 / Release Date
LP / Format
Warner/Chappell / Label
Indie Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
Pretty Much Amazing

This is an enthralling, stunning, deeply emotive album that perfectly marries understated electronica to sublime vocals and melodies.

90
Drowned in Sound

If You Wait is a consistently rewarding and well executed record, that affords London Grammar more space to curate their poignant and spine tingling pop than before.

80
Consequence of Sound

Although The xx parallels are undeniably forthcoming, London Grammar’s innovative combinations of vocal and instrumentation are a unique, necessary progression. 

70
The Line of Best Fit

Although it is Reid’s voice that is always dominating proceedings, it is in fact the shy guitars and subtle production that make London Grammar interesting; strip them away and they have nothing but a big voice.

70
musicOMH

Overall, If You Wait is an accomplished first LP, one that features a number of spellbinding singles and some moments of genuine, heartfelt emotion.

70
DIY

London Grammar have created an album of graceful sophistication. That it never ventures far from its chosen path makes you wonder where their next move will be but for now this is more than big, tender and beguiling enough.

70
NME

Throughout their debut album London Grammar walk a fine line between haunting and boring.

60
The 405

Although Reid's vocals do set things off strongly, If You Wait just doesn't feel like it's going in any particular direction. 

Sep 5, 2017
letitbelau
78
Hey Now 75
Stay Awake 74
Shyer 76
Wasting My Young Years 75
Sights 82
Strong 79
Nightcall 85
Metal & Dust 77
Interlude (Live) 83
Flickers 75
If You Wait 72
Aug 13, 2017
ofiros
85
H Y P N O T I S I N G !
Jul 8, 2017
79
You can fault them for not differentiating each song, but you can't fault them for not making good music... because... well... they do. The vocalist's name is not London, which is notable, because her haunting vocals take over every track and you'd think that the band had to be named after her.
Mar 9, 2016
82
Great debut.
Dot Major and Dan Rothman know how to harness Hannah Reid's vocals into haunting, wistful, wonderful music. Worth buying.
May 24, 2015
ejscanlan
99
Such a beautiful album!


Added on: September 2, 2013