Comfort

  • Record Label: I/Am/Me
  • Release Date: Jul 2, 2013
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jul 12, 2013
    100
    The most exciting thing about Comfort is the sense that this is an artist who has only scratched the surface of her talent.
  2. Q Magazine
    Aug 20, 2013
    80
    Cole's beats may differ but she speaks the same language of shadows and longing. [Sep 2013, p.100]
  3. Jul 3, 2013
    80
    House music’s fire will never go out. And this pack of rhythmic aces can only help fan its hypnotic flames.
  4. 80
    For a debut album that finds her moving away from her comfort zone as much as revelling in it, Maya Jane Coles has delivered something very fine indeed.
  5. 75
    It's a real album in a singles-driven genre, and a record certainly worth slowing down and savoring.
  6. Jul 3, 2013
    75
    Comfort won't be for everyone, but it's hard to argue that the risks Coles has taken don't pay off. If nothing else, it's certainly fascinating to watch her expand her aesthetic beyond the dancefloor.
  7. Jul 3, 2013
    70
    Coles has a way of making her tracks sound massive and intimate at the same time, using reverb in a way that evokes both the expanse of an arena and the introspection of a bedroom.... Comfort has enough of these moments to remind us of her casual brilliance, but not enough to make it the complete knockout it could be.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Sep 27, 2015
    9
    A great dark, downtempo electronic dance album that can successfully unite fans of house-pop artists like disclosure and fans of moreA great dark, downtempo electronic dance album that can successfully unite fans of house-pop artists like disclosure and fans of more experimental electronic musicians such as Four Tet. Terrifically structured beats and lyrics take the album above the usual genre expectations Full Review »