Fever Ray - Fever Ray
Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. As unlikely a step as Fever Ray may seem for one of electronic music's most enigmatic figures, the results are triumphant.
  2. Her eponymous debut as Fever Ray is countless times more claustrophobic and creepy than "Silent Shout."
  3. It may not be as enigmatic as Silent Shout but if nothing else, it is a fantastic album on its own accord.
  4. Nothing that Fever Ray does is as immediate or soaring as a track like 'Marble House' but Fever Ray makes up for the lack of highs by being an even more all-enveloping experience than the last few Knife records.
  5. 84
    Even when you can't quite understand what she's on about, you are happily lured into a world where classic myth yearns for modern ritual, and you're quite happy to be in a place nobody will quite understand. [Winter 2009, p.106]
  6. The album moves at roughly the same pace and with the same general tone, rendering some of the songs indistinguishable at first, but committed listens will reveal this to be as nuanced and as rich of a production as anything either Dreijer has done.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 64 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Nov 22, 2010
    10
    Absolutely fantastic.
  2. FearghalL.
    Jan 4, 2010
    10
    Album of the year by a long way and one of the albums of the decade absolutely brilliant.
  3. Sep 28, 2014
    9
    It can be a weird album. The tone ranges from relaxing to dark or haunting throughout. One thing's for sure though is that this a unique andIt can be a weird album. The tone ranges from relaxing to dark or haunting throughout. One thing's for sure though is that this a unique and atmospheric piece of work that can be downright mesmerizing at times. The vocal work shows such range that it's often hard to believe that all of the tracks are sung by the same person. It's unlike anything I've ever listened to before, and shows an incredible high-level of quality. It's often a masterpiece that has an interesting theme dealing with children. This is an album that simply must be experienced at least once, just to take in it's creative and odd atmosphere and to experience something new. Even if it doesn't hook you I'm sure you'll at least be able to appreciate how good it sounds. My total score for the album is a 9.4/10. Full Review »