A Constant Sea - Heliotropes
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  • Summary: This is the debut full-length release for the Brooklyn-based psychedelic rock band led by Jessica Numsuwankijkul.
  • Record Label: Manimal Vinyl
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Heavy Metal, Neo-Psychedelia, Doom Metal, Sludge Metal
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 80
    Heliotropes show a surprisingly mature and focused control of their formula on A Constant Sea, luring you in only to eat you alive.
  2. Jul 1, 2013
    80
    Numsuwankijkul fronts the Brooklyn-based psychedelic rock quartet, and on A Constant Sea, Heliotropes’ debut album, she shows that she can slink around a melody like PJ Harvey, yowl like Courtney Love in her best of times and pose as a softer-sided folk singer.
  3. Jul 1, 2013
    70
    A strongly inventive debut.
  4. Jul 1, 2013
    60
    After the third track “Christine” floats past like a lost Julee Cruise track on soulful blues guitar and vintage 50s’ keys, the LP takes a surprising but effective turn into heavy, murky territory.
  5. Jul 22, 2013
    60
    A Constant Sea is not without its flaws--a few of the heavier tracks sound a bit too similar and the track sequence is slightly confounding--but it shows more promise than many debuts coming out of Brooklyn these days.
  6. Aug 2, 2013
    60
    Even though A Constant Sea is arguably somewhat conservative in its regurgitation of established tropes and forms, the execution of its inherited framework predominantly unfurls with confidence and clout.