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  • Summary: The latest full-length release for Weyes Blood is the second album of a planned trilogy of albums that began with 2019's Titanic Rising.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 25
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 25
  3. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Nov 18, 2022
    100
    Like our planet, this album is a rare thing of wonder.
  2. Nov 16, 2022
    90
    Musically, In the Darkness is perhaps her grandest, most elegant work to date—a perfect culmination of her past experimentalism and deep devotion to graceful melodies that lift from the deepest parts of the soul up to the heavens.
  3. Nov 18, 2022
    90
    Her storytelling eye is sharp and her ear is honed to bring the most out of it melodically and instrumentally (with a tipped hat to Jonathan Rado’s excellent production). ... She is a torch bearer for our times.
  4. 80
    There’s a little electronic noodling going on to remind us that, though Mering sounds supremely grounded, a part of her is still in exiled orbit around a damaged world. It’s soulful, and a little spooky.
  5. The Wire
    Dec 16, 2022
    80
    Fans of retro-styled chamber pop should find the vibes here to be exquisite. That said, Mering cleverly balances the sumptuousness with a lyrical orientation that taps into a universal melancholy, cutting through the fog of nostalgia with a sober, contemporary sensibility. [Jan 2023, p.74]
  6. Nov 17, 2022
    80
    A beautifully wrought pop record that grapples with the disquiet hanging over the globe.
  7. Nov 14, 2022
    70
    Though rose-colored, its sentiments don’t feel cheap because Mering’s buttery vibrato and earnest vocal performance ably convey the necessity of accepting a lack of assurance about the future while embracing temporary comfort.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Jan 5, 2023
    10
    Parecesse que estou levitando quando ouço os vocais queria morar nesse álbum por um tempo
  2. Nov 18, 2022
    10
    amazing. i started levitating in the air during god turn me into a flower. it’s so good. i bought two pressings of it on vinyl and i can’tamazing. i started levitating in the air during god turn me into a flower. it’s so good. i bought two pressings of it on vinyl and i can’t wait to listen more. Expand
  3. Nov 18, 2022
    10
    mui bueno, devoraste señorita mering cuando no haciendo un buen álbum k buena eres asiendo música a ver cuando nos tomamos un starbuts
  4. Nov 19, 2022
    10
    I will just say one thing: Natalie Mering is an artist with a very high IQ.
  5. Nov 18, 2022
    10
    Great album the vocals, instruments and the production are phenomenal lived up to my expectations highly recommend
  6. Dec 20, 2022
    8
    It's hard to describe an album so rich and substantial using words. It needs to be heard. If you enjoyed "Titanic Rising" you will love this.It's hard to describe an album so rich and substantial using words. It needs to be heard. If you enjoyed "Titanic Rising" you will love this. "And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow" is proof that an artist can really push the envelope using the medium of what is essentially pop music. This is a more complex record than any experiment you listen to this year. To make such complex and fresh sounding melodies in 2022 is astounding. No doubt this album will get better as the months pass and the listens rack up. Expand
  7. Nov 18, 2022
    4
    Beautiful production. Very lush and little space within vocals and music. Has a 70’s vibe but feels modern. I think I’ll listen more once IBeautiful production. Very lush and little space within vocals and music. Has a 70’s vibe but feels modern. I think I’ll listen more once I get the vinyl delivered and have more adjective and hopefully verbs. It’s a solid album in this day and age. I think it will appeal to many type of folks and cliques. Expand

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