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  • Summary: The fifth full-length studio release for the alternative singer-songwriter was self-produced and features contributions from Davíd Garza, Sebastian Steinberg, and Amy Aileen Wood.
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  • Record Label: Epic
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 26
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 26
  3. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Apr 17, 2020
    100
    The result is that this seems not so much an album as a sudden glorious eruption; after eight long years, an urgent desire to be heard.
  2. Apr 17, 2020
    100
    “Fetch the Bolt Cutters” is daring in a new way, scrambling and shattering the pop-song structures that once grounded her. ... I am floored by this record. I hear freedom, too. These songs make some breathtaking hairpin turns. ... It’s not just the wild craftsmanship of each song. It’s also that she’s fearless about what she’s doing: with sounds, with structures, with people’s expectations.
  3. Apr 22, 2020
    100
    On a purely musical level, it’s a bold experiment in pop craft, a collection of songs on which Apple stretches her talents in adventurous new directions. ... Fetch the Bolt Cutters is Apple’s most timely—and timeless—effort yet.
  4. 91
    Fetch, which blossoms more and more with each listen, feels giddy too; high on romance and rhythm and the surreal gift of being alive.
  5. Apr 23, 2020
    90
    Fetch The Bolt Cutters isn’t the easiest album to listen to – and in these claustrophobic lockdown times, some may baulk at spending 51 minutes with an album of this intensity. Yet while it’s certainly not an album for background listening, those who are willing to invest some time in it will be rewarded by one of the most remarkable records released this year.
  6. Apr 17, 2020
    90
    Fetch the Bolt Cutters is definitely the product of cabin fever and occasionally feels claustrophobic but it’s an undeniably fascinating and complex collection of songs. It manages to refine many of Apple’s already good ideas and displays a distinct sonic evolution.
  7. 80
    This time there’s a more untamed fierceness in Apple’s voice, as she relays tales of feminism, abusive partners, the sacrifices of love and the dinner parties she won’t be quiet at. Unrefined sounds recorded in her LA home make for a visceral listening experience.

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  1. Negative: 30 out of 210
  1. Apr 20, 2020
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Best last 20yrs album. In the top ten of best ever albums. IMHO Astonishing sensation of real presence during listening. Impossibile to classify inside a musical genre. MASTERPIECE. Thank u Fiona Expand
  2. Apr 17, 2020
    10
    This is such a huge statement as an album. The lyrics are brilliant, incredible instrumental, incredible production, incredible everything. ItThis is such a huge statement as an album. The lyrics are brilliant, incredible instrumental, incredible production, incredible everything. It feels almost like a new statement for music in general, it got too much going on and everything just works incredibly well, nothing like it. It feels like a huge fresh air of a completely original, innovative and refined masterpiece. Expand
  3. Apr 20, 2020
    10
    Her music is unique, raw, free and beautiful! So glad she is back! Fiona is amazing. A genius!
  4. Apr 19, 2020
    10
    I did not know this girl but listen to her music and in sound it is an art, I can call that what is truly music, good work girl the album ofI did not know this girl but listen to her music and in sound it is an art, I can call that what is truly music, good work girl the album of the year so far Expand
  5. Apr 17, 2020
    10
    She never disappoints, she is the clear reference to say "good thingz always takes time to come out", excellent lyrics and perfect sounds,She never disappoints, she is the clear reference to say "good thingz always takes time to come out", excellent lyrics and perfect sounds, please Fiona sit on my face Expand
  6. May 20, 2020
    9
    Maybe Fetch The Bolt Cutters not perfect for emotional connections but this album has variation this makes Fetch The Bolt Cutters specialMaybe Fetch The Bolt Cutters not perfect for emotional connections but this album has variation this makes Fetch The Bolt Cutters special album, even she yells it sounds great, Fetch The Bolt Cutters is a masterpiece.
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  7. May 16, 2020
    0
    Сотка от критиков сделала своё дело. Никакого эмэйзинга и пёрфекта ту би хёрд у альбома нет. Альбом можно назвать странным и через чурСотка от критиков сделала своё дело. Никакого эмэйзинга и пёрфекта ту би хёрд у альбома нет. Альбом можно назвать странным и через чур желающим показаться особенным. Однако переборщили с необычностью и состряпали чёртову дюжину без какой-либо динамики. Очень похоже на соло ковыряние в пресетах Фрути Лупса и расстановку в хаотичном порядке (!) кирпичиков в пиано ролле. Музыка подойдёт для сериальных перебивок с громкостью на 30% и записи в титры, которые никто не смотрит. После Тяжёлого Воздушного Шара все песни подлежат перемотке. Интерес к альбому вызвала только сотка от обожравшихся белены критиков. Expand

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