Feel It Break

  • Record Label: Domino
  • Release Date: May 17, 2011
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
Buy On
  1. Aug 19, 2011
    60
    All in all, Feel It Break as a whole is a little uneven because Austra still seems to be looking to strike the right balance between its different parts.
  2. Q Magazine
    May 31, 2011
    60
    Stelmanis is her own woman and on Lose It and Spellwork there's enough regal clatter to elevate her from being a mere cult concern. [Jun 2011, p.107]
  3. Mojo
    May 16, 2011
    60
    Students of the 19080s Brit synth-pop and Gallic cold wave will find Austra a contemporary champion. [Jun 2011, p.97]
  4. 50
    The creative basis for the album's sound and feel are quite original (look no further than the two official NSFW videos released for the album here and here), but after about a half-dozen tracks, it seems like the Austra motor sort of sputtered and died in terms of creativity.
  5. Aug 2, 2011
    60
    Feel It Break feels a bit front-loaded: its second half sags a bit with more ballad-oriented material, but closes on a strong note with "The Beast."
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Oct 25, 2011
    8
    Fronted by the classically trained Latvian-Canadian Katie Stelmanis, Austra is one of the best things to happen in music this (already good)Fronted by the classically trained Latvian-Canadian Katie Stelmanis, Austra is one of the best things to happen in music this (already good) year. Stelmanisâ Full Review »
  2. Oct 23, 2011
    8
    Feel It Break is a strong debut album from Austra, standout tracks are Spellwork, The Villain and The Beat and the Pulse. Some tracks are aFeel It Break is a strong debut album from Austra, standout tracks are Spellwork, The Villain and The Beat and the Pulse. Some tracks are a tad bland but still a good album. Full Review »
  3. Jun 30, 2011
    8
    Feel It Break is as tasty as Austra is promising.