Diviner Image
Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 10 Critics What's this?

User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: The debut full-length solo release for former frontman of Wild Beast was produced by Leo Abrahams.
Buy On
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. 100
    It’s a collection of songs, yes, but a demonstration of excellence and restraint. ... It’s evidently, demonstrably and obviously a flawless work of genius, and may just be one of the best albums this writer has heard this decade.
  2. May 23, 2019
    80
    Diviner is an intensely intimate album that leaves Hayden with nowhere to hide. Thankfully, stepping fully into the spotlight and laying himself bare, he’s resplendent.
  3. 80
    Wild Beasts sometimes seemed overly enamoured with ideology, self-aware to a fault, while Thorpe’s solo album is simpler, more direct, more self-contained – and therein lies its power.
  4. Mojo
    May 23, 2019
    80
    Diviner came out of post-band convalescence and a spell of recalibration, yet for all the intense, cocooning introspection in these songs, Thorpe is obviously more than ready to face the world alone. [Jun 2019, p.93]
  5. May 24, 2019
    80
    Diviner is a brave album and Thorpe should be commended for it. It challenges what masculinity should be and that you don’t have to shout to get your message across.
  6. May 30, 2019
    80
    This is a very carefully thought out new page to Hayden Thorpe’s career, yet the page has freshly written calligraphy on it. There is much to admire and much to relate to, in what is surely just the start of this particular Wild Beast’s solo migration.
  7. May 28, 2019
    68
    Some of its songs are so intimate that their meanings seem all but impossible for an outsider to parse. But in the moments when he decides to push his music out into the light, Thorpe's self-searching takes on a shape we can all recognize.

See all 10 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. May 26, 2019
    9
    É um álbum muito bonito, interessante notar que o instrumental e a composição escrita são muito entrosados - Hayden Thorpe conseguiu captar oÉ um álbum muito bonito, interessante notar que o instrumental e a composição escrita são muito entrosados - Hayden Thorpe conseguiu captar o sentimento de cada faixa e desdobrar em arranjos simples, pertinentes ao sentimento de cada faixa, muito apropriados. A sensibilidade de Hayden também é clara. É um excelente álbum! Expand