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8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 14 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 0 out of 14

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  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) year. Stelmanisâ
  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 a tad bland but still a good album.
  3. Jun 30, 2011
    8
    Feel It Break is as tasty as Austra is promising.
  4. Nov 12, 2013
    9
    A great album! Stelmanis's ethereal voice combined with the rich synths and solid beats make for truly captivating listen. Not all tracks are consistently good, but absolutely none are bad. "The Beast", "Lose It", "The Beat and the Pulse", "Energy", and "Woodstock" are some tracks that stood out for me.
  5. May 22, 2011
    8
    "Feel It Break" by AUSTRA is definitely one of the stronger albums of 2011 so far, but hardly contains anything groundbreaking. 'Lose It' is a very dance-worthy track with a hook to die for and Katie Stelmanis' voice is refreshing, invigorating and deeply touching. It's a shame the other tracks pale in comparison - they're still decent but just can't keep up with 'Lose It'.
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75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  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. 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."
  3. 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]