• Record Label: Columbia
  • Release Date: Oct 8, 2013
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Oct 8, 2013
    84
    With puffs of backing vocals and a shiny bursting guitar solo, all escaping emotions are artfully contained. Lissie sounds most comfortable in this mode, chugging meticulously forward.
  2. Oct 17, 2013
    80
    Lissie's strength is how she uses the past as foundation, not aspiration, and that's why Back to Forever is a lithe, unpredictable, and seductive collection of modern pop: it places equal emphasis on song and sound.
  3. Back to Forever moves things into the 1980s--all fist-pumping verses and “Kids-in-America”-like big choruses.
  4. Sep 30, 2013
    80
    Not every song on her new album works--just because something is art does not make it good art--but most of them do because she really outs herself out there.
  5. Oct 4, 2013
    78
    A disc of dark corners couched in defiantly bright pop.
  6. 75
    Back to Forever is a fully-realised pop album and grandiose to a fault. It’s got a fair share of cheesy moments, but they’re endearing.
  7. 70
    Lissie’s latest record, one the year’s most consistent, sprightly indie-pop albums, is a well-rounded introduction to the young singer.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jul 17, 2014
    8
    This album is much more cohesive as a body of work then 'catching a tiger'. Where CaT had moments of brilliance, it too had moments ofThis album is much more cohesive as a body of work then 'catching a tiger'. Where CaT had moments of brilliance, it too had moments of boredom. She seems to have sorted this out on this album. Darker but more enjoyable. Full Review »
  2. Dec 23, 2013
    9
    The album is really good. I enjoy listening it from the start to the end. It is full of meaning and Lissie knows how to send the messageThe album is really good. I enjoy listening it from the start to the end. It is full of meaning and Lissie knows how to send the message clearly Just have discovered Lissie and I really like her stuff. I recommend. Full Review »