Paradise [EP]

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  • Summary: The six-track EP was recorded during the same sessions as 2016's Hopelessness with production from Oneohtrix Point Never and Hudson Mohawke.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
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  1. Mar 15, 2017
    90
    Like her LP, ANOHNI's PARADISE is a poignant, smouldering reflection of society's current, crucial conversations.
  2. Mar 15, 2017
    80
    Paradise may be titled ironically, but it refuses to wallow in cynicism, ending with concern about the state of the world, but hoping that unity will guide us through difficult times.
  3. Mar 22, 2017
    80
    The music is melancholic, urgent, enveloping. After more than a decade, her tightly controlled croon has lost none of its flinching effect to communicate shock and smoldering rage. Aside from sparking urgency and indignation, it evokes feelings the other side could use: humility, and shame.
  4. Mar 17, 2017
    77
    Paradise challenges its listeners to emotionally engage with their surroundings in hopes that they develop a conscious understanding that there are consequences to our daily conveniences.
  5. Mar 21, 2017
    75
    Overall, Paradise is a safe bridge from HOPELESSNESS, where the singer is able to express herself in another wide collection of musical manifestos.
  6. Mar 15, 2017
    75
    That contrast of vicious agit-prop and palatable pop [on ["Jesus Will Kill You"] isn’t quite as pronounced on the other songs, which take on a more nuanced, often more personal feel.
  7. Mar 16, 2017
    70
    Paradise suggests it may be a very long time before Anohni gives us another album like I Am a Bird Now (if she ever does), but the strength and vision of this EP offers the promise that she may soon offer us something similarly powerful and moving in her new musical frameworks.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Jul 20, 2017
    8
    Com a intenção de continuar seguindo o mesmo caminho de Hopelessness, Paradise vem como algo um tanto forte e difícil de ser aceito por quemCom a intenção de continuar seguindo o mesmo caminho de Hopelessness, Paradise vem como algo um tanto forte e difícil de ser aceito por quem se apaixonou pelo álbum de estréia da cantora ANOHNI. Depois de várias vezes ouvindo, é possível começar a absorver o que ela quis passar com esse EP. Sendo assim, seguindo na mesma qualidade de Hopelessness, e até superando algumas vezes, Paradise fez o que prometeu e gerou boas músicas com letras coesas e instrumentais divinos, mas devia ter sido um pouco mais organizado. Expand
  2. Apr 29, 2017
    4
    I really try to like her, but there is just something about her music that falls flat because she doesn't have a good way of articulating herI really try to like her, but there is just something about her music that falls flat because she doesn't have a good way of articulating her music. Instead, it sounds like she found something to **** about, jammed a bunch of words into a verse and had some producers come in and put kooky electronics and static in it to make something completely void of accessible comprehension. She may have a lot to say, but I didn't feel anything towards the end except a feeling that I just don't like her style, her voice or her songwriting and that whatever she was trying to say got lost in this mess. Expand
  3. Mar 31, 2017
    3
    Unfinished demos here... It tries to convey its political message but it really misses the mark when it comes to composition, mixing andUnfinished demos here... It tries to convey its political message but it really misses the mark when it comes to composition, mixing and vocals. Disappointment her last album was somewhat good. Strong 3. Expand