Wed 21 - Juana Molina
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  • Summary: The first release in five years for the Argentinean singer-songwriter was written, recorded and produced by herself.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Nov 15, 2013
    100
    Wed 21 continues the intrigue, amplifies the obsession, and is 2013's most addictive and compelling album made by anyone anywhere. I have no end-of-year list. Just Wed 21.
  2. Nov 8, 2013
    84
    The Argentinian electro-folkie has kept her sense of play and lusty experimentation intact while mulling over time (“Eras”) and tides (the title track), in both English and Spanish, with a rusty (not as in unpracticed, but of the oxidation process), organic vibe brushing against its wheezy, clean sequencers.
  3. Oct 23, 2013
    80
    She's inverting the musicians' aging curve, each album more challenging and less easily digestible than the last. [No. 103, p.58]
  4. Oct 24, 2013
    80
    There’s a lot to take in throughout Wed 21’s richly layered and complex matrices, but in no way do they hinder Molina’s streak of keeping things minimal.
  5. 80
    For all its clarity and premeditation, her music still perches on the edge of delirium.
  6. Oct 23, 2013
    73
    Much of this album, like most of her recorded work, resembles a well-organized room decked out in tasteful furniture, with every part slotted neatly in place.
  7. Nov 22, 2013
    60
    Wed 21 is a great place to enter Molina's world, but doesn't tell fans anything they don't already know. [Dec 2013, p.110]

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  1. Jun 3, 2014
    9
    First, she is probably the only latin artist that is daring to make something different and unique. The rocky influence is clear but this album is twisted, wild, exotic, and in some parts revolutionary and full of life. Not to mention she is the first latin woman who is playing at the Glastonbury. Expand
  2. Nov 4, 2013
    9
    Juana Molina has been for a couple of years now my source of introspection in a very wide soundscape. Wed 21 just reaffirms my thoughts on her music: She returns after a five-year self exile, blending her unique palette of sounds with explicit lyrics and a very persuasive approach to rhythm that turns out to be a high mark in songs like "Wed 21" and the closing "Final Feliz". Nothing far from that awesome mixture of sound and confession in "Sin Guía, No", where she expresses a profound desire for freedom, escaping from the concrete jungle to a very humble and green landscape. Hopefully, this one will be a work that I will consume for years while Juana takes another break and goes back in her homeland to sew a few socks and construct some awesome tunes for a new record. Expand
  3. Oct 29, 2013
    8
    She is a unique artist, her voice is unique and her music also, Wed 21 is a great album a great return and a great achievement for the Argentinian music, artistic representations and folktronica is her strong,and after 5 years she continues giving us this incredible sound that makes her original. Expand