Alela Diane - Cusp
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
User Score
Based on 22 ratings
February 9, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Rusted Blue / Label / Website
Your Review



It’s a stunningly beautiful end to a wonderful album, undoubtedly a career best and an exemplary case study in how to respond artistically to a life-changing event.

The Guardian

The album title comes from Menig’s near-death during childbirth, and her subsequent realisation that we are forever “on the cusp” between death and life, heartbreak and euphoria, all of which are in fulsome supply here.

Feb 11, 2018
Cusp is pretty bland and unadventurous in every aspect, Alela Diane's voice is very good technically though there's nothing intriguing about her vocals to me, the instrumentals are nice enough but the lyrical content is lacklustre and repetitive and altogether Cusp is a run of the mill record which doesn't have any standout moments
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Added on: December 23, 2017