Impersonator - Majical Cloudz
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. May 16, 2013
    90
    With such a wide-open sound, even the confusing and painful parts sound hauntingly beautiful.
  2. An aura of mystery and ambiguity hangs over Impersonator. The emotions and resulting thoughts are always present and felt, but their cause isn’t always clear.
  3. May 22, 2013
    82
    Impersonator gently twists your arm like this, song-by-song and note-by-note, and it is as discomfiting as it is transcendent.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Dec 21, 2013
    9
    The music is minimal, which is great. It leaves room for this guys commanding voice, his wonderful singing, and heartbreaking lyrics to takeThe music is minimal, which is great. It leaves room for this guys commanding voice, his wonderful singing, and heartbreaking lyrics to take center stage, resulting in a truly captivating album. Very grateful to have heard this amazing piece of music. Full Review »
  2. Nov 1, 2013
    9
    Very interesting album. It's nice to hear something so minimal yet so catchy at the same time. A very odd combination for an electronic albumVery interesting album. It's nice to hear something so minimal yet so catchy at the same time. A very odd combination for an electronic album (although it would be difficult to solely describe this album as electronic). This album does a lot more with less. The lyrics and vocals are very emotive and refreshing and they do compliment the type of music being played. Full Review »
  3. May 26, 2013
    9
    In a world where it seems each electronic producer and musician is trying to 'out dance' the competition, it is unbelievably refreshing toIn a world where it seems each electronic producer and musician is trying to 'out dance' the competition, it is unbelievably refreshing to hear an album so ingrained with emotional purity and honesty as Impersonator. While this album is an excellent example of synth-pop, it leaves many of its contemporaries in the dust due to its stripped back approach and focus on writing songs dripping with heart-wrenching clarity and simplicity. There are none of the crutches used by many electronic artists (auto-tune, blaring bass lines, etc.) to hide creative gaps in their writing. Only elements complimentary to Devon Welsh's cathartic lyrics and surprisingly powerful singing. While I can see this album being dismissed by many, especially due to it's lack of outward excitement, it will also gush a refreshing amount of emotion and intelligence to anyone willing to give it a few spins. I anticipate this being one of the years best. Full Review »