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  • Summary: The Icelandic singer-songwriter worked with Gunnar Orn Tynes of mum and Skuli Sverrisson on her fourth full-length release.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
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  1. Q Magazine
    Nov 25, 2014
    80
    The songs themselves, again sung in English, are often cryptic to the point of obscurity.... But the drama here is all in Arnald's delivery. [Oct 2014, p.102]
  2. Mojo
    Nov 21, 2014
    80
    Palme finds Arnalds in fresh, electronically enhanced surroundings. [Nov 2014, p.96]
  3. Uncut
    Nov 25, 2014
    80
    Palme finds Arnalds staking a strong claim to territory as uniquely precious as Dory Previn's. [Oct 2014, p.67]
  4. Nov 21, 2014
    70
    The result is utterly stunning.
  5. Nov 21, 2014
    70
    Palme doesn't mince words; its pleasures are meticulously crafted and perfectly executed, and they succeed or fail based only on which way the listener falls in regards to Arnalds idiosyncratic voice, much like Joanna Newsom's.
  6. Nov 21, 2014
    60
    Pushing her quirks even further and adding new sounds to her toolkit are obviously admirable attempts to deepen her interest. But there needs to be more in the actual material to bring the listener out into the cold with her.
  7. 50
    Too few tracks leave as forceful an impression however, and for all its added bells and whistles, Palme comes off more mildly quirky than exhilarating.


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