Hummingbird, Go!

Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Flying solo now, with production guidance from fellow Swede Tobias Fröberg, she’s reached a career peak with this unconventional, focused and utterly charming disc.
  2. Andersson has outsourced wisely, with poet Jessica Faust and Fröberg splitting lyrical duties throughout. The trio achieves a kind of symbiosis of character on Hummingbird—without a credit sheet, you might not even know who did what.
  3. These elements [traces of her jazz and blues-rock past] add splashes of unexpected color to these songs, bringing the extroversion of those styles to the too often introverted genre of indie pop and making Hummingbird, Go! sound to big for any kitchen to contain.
  4. Andersson brings a real sense of songcraft to the project, and many of her melodies are appealingly ethereal.
  5. 70
    Not all moods suit Andersson--the sultry, overdramatic 'Locusts Are Gossiping' falls flat--but she builds enough goodwill elsewhere that you’ll want to hear her try everything.
  6. Hummingbird, Go! is more notable for the quality of the songs within rather than for the circumstances of its creation.
  7. Filter
    68
    Andersson allows her vocals to swim straight to the surface of her latest record. The resulting 12 tracks yield mixed results. [Fall 2008, p.100]

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