No Elephants - Lisa Germano
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  • Summary: The ninth studio release from the singer-songwriter was produced by Jamie Candiloro.
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  1. Feb 11, 2013
    80
    No Elephants is a gorgeous album, but maybe the most interesting thing about it is the way it bites through the beauty.
  2. As a stepping stone forward and backward, No Elephants preserves her musical legacy while subtly altering her own approach to these sounds.
  3. Feb 11, 2013
    75
    No Elephants is a strong if entirely unsurprising record. [Jan-Feb 2013, p.93]
  4. Feb 13, 2013
    63
    The samples and some of the lyrics feel a little too controlled, on-message, and conceptual, which is unusual since her songs often tease out the dark emotion in mundane, everyday moments. As a result, No Elephants often feels hermetic and occasionally impenetrably austere.
  5. Mar 8, 2013
    60
    Admirable as the craft on display on No Elephants may be, as a listening experience the album is often hard to enjoy.
  6. Feb 11, 2013
    60
    [Her high-pitched vocals] restricts her melodies a bit too much for their own good, and some more dynamic performances near the album's end can't save it from fading in a poof of uneasy effervescence. [No. 95, p.55]
  7. Apr 23, 2013
    40
    More a series of half-drawn soundscapes than actual songs per se, No Elephants comes across as an exercise in the abstract, in which the artist makes almost no attempt to color inside the outlines.

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