Lissy Trullie - Lissy Trullie
Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. May 3, 2012
    80
    Despite the title, Self-Taught Learner was anything but the work of an amateur, and here Trullie is clearly the queen of her post-punk castle.
  2. Apr 18, 2012
    80
    Lissy's insouciant delivery and impressive range, which scales the heavens one minute and fills her boots the next, marks her out as a singer of some considerable talent, and her voice is always engaging and likable.
  3. Apr 24, 2012
    70
    It all sounds Trullie effortless and it wouldn't be surprising if she reached the same heights as her contemporaries with just as much ease.
  4. Mar 21, 2012
    70
    An impressively versatile debut full-length that's worthy of a listen. [Mar 2012, p.87]
  5. Mar 20, 2012
    65
    Trullie sings in a lovely alto; it's a shame to see her voice wasted on something so overwrought [opening song, "Rules we Obey]... and boring ["Madeline"]. By the time the enchanting harmonized refrain kicks in, you're probably long gone. [No. 85, p.60]
  6. Apr 20, 2012
    60
    It's certainly not a bad album, but for those of us who have followed Truille's career from the start, and have been waiting for this album for so long, it's a disappointing one.
  7. Apr 18, 2012
    60
    Like any poseur worth her salt, she can make a superficial costume seem compelling without drawing too much attention to the fact that the person inside of it may not have a whole lot to say.
  8. Mar 20, 2012
    60
    As albums by models go, it's a blinder. [April 2012, p106]
  9. Mar 20, 2012
    50
    Lissy Trullie sounds simultaneously hungry and tepid, as if Trullie wants to make a big splash, but her album lacks the conviction or vision to make it happen.
  10. Apr 11, 2012
    46
    A faceless debut; a din of the same guitars, horns and urbane 20-something tropes--and lichen--as "Rules," but immobile and, sadly, ambitionless.
  11. Aug 21, 2012
    40
    The flair of the opening and chorus shows a promise that Trullie leaves mostly unrealized on the rest of the album.
  12. Apr 27, 2012
    40
    Although she retains the cool cleverness of an indie icon, this New Yorker's detached demeanour eventually ends up sounding, ahem, trullie dull.

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