Chiaroscuro - I Break Horses
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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the Swedish indie project of Maria Lindén and Fredrick Balck was produced, written and mixed by Lindén.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
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  1. 85
    Rest assured, young worrier, Chiaroscuro is triumphant.
  2. Jan 23, 2014
    80
    All in all, Chiaroscuro is an engaging record that brings new flavours to the palette with every subsequent listen. Prepare to swoon...
  3. Jan 31, 2014
    80
    If the first half of Chiaroscuro is tragedy you can vogue to, then the ending is just tragedy--pure, simple and affecting.
  4. Jan 15, 2014
    70
    The meanings might be obscure, but Chiaroscuro is still deluxe cinematic pop by hugely accomplished composer-producers. [Feb 2014, p.76]
  5. Jan 23, 2014
    70
    If Chiaroscuro isn’t quite as magnificently mesmerising as I Break Horses’ house of secrets début it still conjures enough magic to suggest it’s been touched by the wands of faeries and wizards.
  6. Jan 23, 2014
    60
    Chiaroscuro is the contrast between light and dark in visual art, and I Break Horses' second album is similarly conflicted. [Feb 2014, p.97]
  7. Jan 17, 2014
    59
    A record whose middling between arena aspirations and headphones listening feels less of a fusion and more of a compromise.

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