EDEN - vertigo
Critic Score
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User Score
Based on 149 ratings
2018 Ratings: #527
Liked by 6 people
January 19, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Astralwerks / Label
Alternative R&B / Genres
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Although some of that magic still pokes its head through here and there, it’s largely obscured by Vertigo's overarching lethargy.

Filled with incredible production and excellent alt-pop songwriting, "vertigo" is a fantastically-crafted, frequently beautiful and severely underrated record. It's surprisingly experimental compared to EDEN's previous works, and the vocal performances are even stronger here. Certainly not for everyone, but I will defend this album with my life. Absolutely love it. Plus it manages to somehow be even better live.

Favourites: crash, forever//over, icarus, float, love; not wrong ... read more
Genuinely one of the most beautiful experiences of an album I've ever had.

Yes, I believe this is better than both ITYTTMOM and No Future. There's something more to the slightly more stripped back approach, yet simultaneously harder hitting song structures that makes this album feel a lot more intimate than past releases and future endeavours. I'd like to make that case especially for the song Gold, in which EDEN goes on about changes and moving forward from songs he felt didn't have as much ... read more
I wanna do a full review instead of that short paragraph I wrote before. This album is very different and experimental. It surely isn't for everyone, and I was super disappointed at first. But to everyone who gave this a sow score: Give this a second chance like I did.

There are two sides here. One side thinks this album is forgettable and unlikeable, because of the spacey and reverb vibe. Not enough memorable melodies. While the other side thinks the mellow production and spacey feel is more ... read more
EDIT: 77
EDIT #2: (81)

not as amazing as I once thought.. many of the tracks on this record feels bloated and are extremely boring, but the high moments still remains to be some of best parts of this LP nonetheless..

FAV(s): wrong, take care, start//end, wings, icarus, lost//found, crash, forever//over, float, wonder, love; not wrong (brave), falling in reverse

'MEH': ...

LEAST FAV(s): gold
No different than the EP before, may this continue to interest some.
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Track List

  1. wrong
  2. take care
  3. start//end
  4. wings
  5. icarus
  6. lost//found
  7. crash
  8. gold
  9. forever//over
  10. float
  11. wonder
  12. love; not wrong (brave)
  13. falling in reverse
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Added on: January 7, 2018