Instinct - Niki and the Dove
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Jun 8, 2012
    90
    One of the essential debuts of the year so far.
  2. Jun 8, 2012
    90
    In what has already proved to be a strong year for breakthrough artists the duo have gone and raised the bar once again, and in doing so, created one of the most essential albums of the year.
  3. Jun 8, 2012
    90
    Overall, this is a daring, dynamic and dramatic debut.
  4. 83
    Malin Dahlstrom does art-funk just as well as she does feather-headdress anthems. [10 Aug 2012, p.75]
  5. Aug 7, 2012
    82
    Warmhearted and epic, Instinct aims for the moon--and sticks the landing.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 40 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Dec 17, 2012
    8
    The Knife meets Kate Bush, this album is full to the brim with infectious hooks and off-kilter melodies. It's nothing overly unique or ambitious and it can be seen as playing it a bit safe but I'd be lying if I said the hooks weren't stuck in my head for the entire summer break. Full Review »
  2. Oct 7, 2012
    5
    If Cirque de Solei married the stepchild of Price and Enya. I don't have anything else to say about this album, yet I need to hit the minimum of 150 characters. Full Review »