Interiors

Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
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  1. Oct 7, 2013
    80
    Interiors is an expansive, fiercely intelligent investigative work.
  2. Oct 7, 2013
    80
    It takes only one listen to realize the album's title refers not to any physical place, but instead, those intimate mental spaces that contain the ideas that become art and music and other acts of human creativity, spaces that Mesirow taps into with uncommon regularity.
  3. Oct 7, 2013
    80
    The way Mesirow balances all of Interiors' concepts and sounds into songs this streamlined and appealing makes it even more akin to a marvel of modern architecture; it feels intuitive and effortless, even if it most likely wasn't to create it.
  4. Yet as her sounds grow bolder, her lyrics become more intimate. Mesirow is in confident control of an inviting world that’s all her own.
  5. Oct 10, 2013
    78
    The homespun warmth and tribal rhythms of its predecessor have given way to chilly digital perfection--though plenty of organic elements persist, in a way that's crucial--and the album as a whole is more thematically unified.
  6. Under The Radar
    Dec 4, 2013
    75
    There's an organic and surprising quality to her songs. [Nov-Dec 2013, p.95]
  7. 75
    If another goal of art could be said to remove humanity, if only for a moment, from the physical world by using the tools of the very same physical world, Interiors has followed all the rules of architecture to make a building that floats.
  8. 70
    Where “Ring” was punctuated by physical percussion and casual human moments, Interiors is more immaculate and artificial.
  9. Oct 4, 2013
    70
    It may not be quite as consistent as its predecessor, but Interiors showcases the continued development of a vital emerging voice in popular music and features frequent moments of shiver-inducing beauty.
  10. 70
    Interiors is often captivating, always interesting and certainly another confident and assured step forward for Mesirow and Glasser.
  11. Oct 7, 2013
    68
    Ambitiously creative though that may be, the results are mixed; while some tracks glisten with Eno-esque ambience, the forced wordplay on others (even delivered stunningly by Mesirow’s Björk-like voice) shatters the mood.

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