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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the London-based singer-songwriter was produced by William Doyle.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
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  1. Jan 28, 2021
    90
    A Common Turn is a questing and provocative record that’s both remarkably dynamic and audaciously exposing.
  2. Feb 3, 2021
    81
    While these influences [Nick Drake and Ella Fitzgerald] are certainly present, A Common Turn is undeniably and entirely Savage’s own; these are her trials and confessions, and it’s a stroke of great bravery and generosity for her to have released them in this enrapturing manner.
  3. Jan 28, 2021
    80
    This is a gem of an album. Personal, honest and highly emotive, it tackles big questions; but most of all, it dares to be vulnerable.
  4. Mojo
    Jan 28, 2021
    80
    Baroque pop at its most exhilarating. [Mar 2021, p.89]
  5. Feb 16, 2021
    80
    From start to finish, A Common Turn takes you through Savage’s liberating highs, all whilst throwing you her turbulent lows – a raw and emotive album, to say the least.
  6. Uncut
    Jan 28, 2021
    70
    Blended with earnest acoustic guitar picking and rattling electronic production, the young songwriter reveals a bright future at the end of personal agony. [Feb 2021, p.35]
  7. 70
    A Common Turn serves as an excellent commentary on modern life, with some intensely personal struggles that others might be wary of sharing, lined up and forensically examined.
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  1. Feb 1, 2021
    8
    "A intimate album, and for sure a not sweet one"

    A common turn is not something you gonna expect here, starting by a intro that really
    "A intimate album, and for sure a not sweet one"

    A common turn is not something you gonna expect here, starting by a intro that really don't give you a clue of what is comming on.
    And it goes on along the tracks making yourself ask what this album is really about, and this happens for a mixture of calm instrumentals playing heavy melodies singed by Anna "haunted" voice about unsettling lyrics.
    It's not a lovely type of album, but it's a lovely experience.
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