Cyrk - Cate Le Bon
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  • Summary: The Welsh singer-songwriter releases her second full-length album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 23
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 23
  3. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Jan 17, 2012
    83
    Cyrk is a bright, airy affair.
  2. Apr 24, 2012
    80
    Each of the 10 songs are beautifully simple, sounding like they've been passed down in a Welsh oral tradition from generations long forgotten. [May 2012, p.100]
  3. Jan 17, 2012
    80
    Le Bon's pop sensibilities are much more pronounced, yet they don't dilute any of her wonderful weirdness.
  4. Apr 30, 2012
    80
    It's when listening in this way [on headphones] that the nuances of the music, with its dark underbelly, open up and reveal themselves in a weird yet absorbing way.
  5. Jan 18, 2012
    76
    More than just chart her progression as a singer and songwriter, CYRK also sees Le Bon and her four-piece band developing into a crack psych-rock outfit that consistently leads the songs into unexpected places.
  6. Feb 21, 2012
    75
    Pretty but not boring, eclectic but not overindulgent, Cyrk is the work of an artist still messing with all the possibilities in front of her.
  7. Jan 17, 2012
    70
    Though Le Bon composes in the dark, she shows us a lighter, quirkier side in CYRK.

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  1. May 24, 2013
    8
    Band is Velvetish in rhythm and clang; voice is sort of Nico like too. But she is cooler, better voice, more interesting songs. Band is good. First three songs were amazing. Expand