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  • Summary: The fourth full-length release for indie folk band Florist was created while staying in a rented Hudson Valley house in June 2019.
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  • Record Label: Double Double Whammy
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Indie Folk
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Aug 1, 2022
    90
    An immensely gentle album that needs to be taken as a whole, tracks with titles like “Duet for Guitar and Rain” or “Bells Pt.’s 1, 2, and 3” deliver on their descriptions as tender transitions between Sprague’s clear headed observations.
  2. Jul 28, 2022
    90
    It's never really obvious who is playing what here, but it doesn't seem to matter on an album so moving, immersive and mysterious, organic and otherworldly. Sprague and her bandmates hanging out on a porch upstate managed to make a record that delivers simple songs, artful sound exploration, deep emotions, and comfort all at once.
  3. Jul 28, 2022
    87
    As much as it is very much a folk record, Florist is its own climate, a true suite of compositions that balance each other out and are full of bursting potential, but never overstay their welcome.
  4. Aug 5, 2022
    84
    Florist’s latest project stands as the culmination of previous collaborative and solo work, featuring the band as a whole at their most minimally precise; and Sprague, in terms of songwriting, vocal performances, and composition, at her most versatile and visionary.
  5. Jul 28, 2022
    80
    Florist already feels like an album to live and grow with. It's a warm hug which asks the listener to smell the flowers every now and then.
  6. Jul 29, 2022
    80
    The unpolished edges feel like the sound of a band falling in love with each other all over again. More than that, even, you get the sense of them staking out new ground together: their sound, usually soft and steady, becomes a thrilling lesson in catharsis.
  7. Aug 1, 2022
    80
    After a series of good-to-great efforts, the self-titled manages to present a much more unified mood than its predecessors and additionally cuts out the spoken word moments which (in my opinion) greatly detracted from previous albums. Here, it all comes together.

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
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  1. Aug 2, 2022
    10
    This album is so chill and soothing. sung simply and sweetly. It's a lovely musical journey. Favorite tracks are: Red Bird Pt. 2 (Morning),This album is so chill and soothing. sung simply and sweetly. It's a lovely musical journey. Favorite tracks are: Red Bird Pt. 2 (Morning), Duet for Guitar and Rain, Spring for Hours, and in particular, the song '43' is splendid. Expand
  2. Aug 3, 2022
    9
    This album is so creative, gorgeous, and evokes a meditative state that is blissful even though the songs aren't necessarily upbeat. It is aThis album is so creative, gorgeous, and evokes a meditative state that is blissful even though the songs aren't necessarily upbeat. It is a unique listening experience that I highly recommend for others to at least sample. I chose to download it just to provide support for these artists. Expand
  3. Aug 4, 2022
    8
    Absolutely brilliant intimate experience of found sounds. Soft disquieting folk by a band with an ear for silence. This improves on theAbsolutely brilliant intimate experience of found sounds. Soft disquieting folk by a band with an ear for silence. This improves on the serenity of "Emily Alone " it unravels a blooming flower and hovers like a dandelion seeds. It's a soothing balm of a rainy days reprieve. Red bird pt.2 is my absolute favorite alongside spring for hours. This record constantly unravels and improves with each listen Expand