Anxiety - Ladyhawke
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  • Summary: The second full-length album for the New Zealand singer-songwriter Pip Brown was produced Pascal Gabriel.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Apr 10, 2012
    80
    These are not tunes created with an eye on the top of the charts, but it only takes about four bars to realize that they should be up there. [No.86, p.56]
  2. May 29, 2012
    80
    It's a great pop record with plenty of guts and a sense of reality that is so often missing from records that sound this fun.
  3. Jun 5, 2012
    80
    [Anxiety] retains all the best things about her debut while expanding on both her sound and style.
  4. May 29, 2012
    70
    While it fails to better its predecessor, Anxiety is a mature, personal and vulnerable release that is both a brave and natural evolution for an undoubtedly talented artist.
  5. May 30, 2012
    60
    In its more luminous moments, it also contains enough to suggest that there is still a great album lurking somewhere underneath the Ladyhawke moniker.
  6. May 29, 2012
    50
    On the whole, Anxiety lacks the addictive quality of its predecessor, and it's certainly less musically interesting.
  7. 40
    The majority of the tracks on her second full-length, Anxiety, teem with chilled vocals, crunchy guitar, and keyboard blurps that move hips to sway before showing their hollowness as soon as one steps off the dance floor.

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
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  1. Nov 18, 2013
    10
    This album sounds fresh. It's definitely a stand out in these times of almost no guitars in pop music. I think the contrast between loudThis album sounds fresh. It's definitely a stand out in these times of almost no guitars in pop music. I think the contrast between loud instrumentals and calm vocals is a lovely thing to hear. Expand
  2. Jun 13, 2012
    9
    The album, while nowhere near the commercial sound of her first album is still fantastic. To be fully honest, it is a bit of a let downThe album, while nowhere near the commercial sound of her first album is still fantastic. To be fully honest, it is a bit of a let down considering this is what was produced after a 4 year wait. Some parts of the album kind of run together and sound the same but other than those two flaws, the album is fantastic. The way she crafts her music makes you want to get up and dance, even on the ballad, and the best track on the album, "Cellophane". I think that people who fell in love with her first album will need some convincing to love this one but it isn't a far reach. Ladyhawke is still in there, it's just a more mature and less commercial sound. Expand
  3. Jun 14, 2012
    7
    4 years on and I