Little Hells - Marissa Nadler
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  • Summary: The fourth album for the Boston-based singer-songwriter was produced by Chris Coady.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
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  1. Here she’s hacked away the art school whimsy, tossed out the crystals and burned the floaty headscarfs, focussing her talents into ten razor sharp songs, some subtle, some vicious.
  2. So convincing does the Boston-based siren inhabit this cut-off, gothic world that it's hard not to be sucked inside the darkly compelling likes of 'River Of Dirt.' [Apr 2009, p.107]
  3. Most of Little Hells is musically quite simple, giving the sense that whatever Nadler has to say rests entirely in her sound, not in the songs themselves
  4. 80
    As with previous album "Songs III," this us an enchanting record. [Apr 2009, p.109]
  5. Little Hells still works from start to finish, but if that's the case, then it's pretty good for process output.
  6. 50
    aybe listeners trapped in the depths of mourning or an exceedingly bad breakup might find hypnotic comfort here; others will likely admire the pretty vocals, fingerpicked guitar, and spectral atmosphere--then crave songs just a little more eventful.

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  1. Mar 13, 2014
    9
    This is a beautiful album. I love the Marissa's voice, the music, melodies and words. I am glad she is still making great music. I can relate to this album very much. Expand

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