Oh Land - Oh Land
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Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics What's this?

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Universal acclaim- based on 11 Ratings

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  • Summary: This is the Danish singer-songwriter's second full-length album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Aug 8, 2011
    82
    The tilting scales of light and dark give the collection a definite creep factor and a clever complexity.
  2. Aug 8, 2011
    70
    Oh Land's international debut is an eclectic, nocturnal mix of club music, dance, and electro-pop.
  3. Aug 8, 2011
    70
    Oh Land's cinematic arrangements bring Janelle Monáe's ambitious approach to pop music to mind, but tracks like "Wolf & I" and "Lean" draw a bit too heavily from the trip-hop playbook (it doesn't help that Fabricius sounds a lot like Björk) and, however well-excecuted they may be, end up sounding derivative.
  4. Aug 8, 2011
    70
    This stunning Dane's synths-plus-strings slant on singer-songwriter lovesickness offers refinement over innovation, yet Nanna Øland Fabricius beguiles with a gently insistent presence.
  5. Dec 2, 2011
    60
    It's just that there's a bit of an identity void at the heart of the thing, a lack of personality.
  6. Dec 9, 2011
    50
    Oh Land, however, inhabits a tepid middle ground between the two extremes – offering neither gilded Scandi chart-pop (Robyn, Annie) or the artistic mettle of Scandi indie bands, most of whom are able to turn out sublime pop anyway.
  7. Aug 8, 2011
    40
    It's lush, detailed, frequently over-rich, but Fabricius' bright, perky voice and some generically kooky lyrics can't really carry the weight of the whole production. [Aug 2011, p.94]
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  1. Dec 3, 2011
    10
    This is an almost flawless album. The score starts out with an aptly titled track "Perfection", and the then it sets out to accomplish just that. There are so many highlights on this album that a track by track critique is pointless. The absolute most incredible song from this album is "Wolf And I" - Simply a masterpiece. Oh Land may be the next best artist out there. This album goes against what is commercial pop, but some how it sounds like the a mega pop hit for an alternate universe. It sounds like a game changer, even if it falls on deaf ears. The only misfortune on the album is "Vodoo" which sounds to familiar to LaRouX, but with the album ending on such a high point with the swooning 'Rainbow' you feel as if you've had a five course meal including desert and then cigar. Expand