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  • Summary: The fourth full-length release for the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter was recorded with Cole M. Greif-Neill.
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  • Record Label: Domino
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Ambient, Avant-Garde, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Electronic, Experimental Electronic
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Feel You
My first thought was There are so many days of rain In Mexico City - A good reason to go You know I love to run away from sun Is it time to... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Sep 25, 2015
    100
    The result is a genuinely exceptional and entrancing album, opaque but effective, filled with beautiful, skewed songs, unconventional without ever feeling precious or affected.
  2. Sep 23, 2015
    90
    Have You In My Wilderness finds Holter narrowing her focus a little. In doing so, she gets the best of both worlds, showing off her ability to write warm and breezy pop music while maintaining the complexity, and perplexity, that made her so intriguing to begin with.
  3. Feb 22, 2016
    90
    While the majority of the songs on the album are lush ballads, a playfulness shines through here like never before.
  4. Sep 18, 2015
    84
    Have You In My Wilderness embraces the specific, rather than the eternal, and in her narrowed focus you can sense a palpable self-confidence and a hard-won precision.
  5. Q Magazine
    Oct 1, 2015
    80
    An album that repeatedly pulls you back in to try and decipher its charms. [Nov 2015, p.111]
  6. 80
    An intense, emotional record.
  7. 60
    There’s prodigious ambition here, and moments of great pleasure.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Sep 25, 2015
    10
    Couldn't believe Guardian etc 10 rating! Now I've listened to whole album half a dozen times I believe! Reminds me of first listening of PF'sCouldn't believe Guardian etc 10 rating! Now I've listened to whole album half a dozen times I believe! Reminds me of first listening of PF's Dark Side of the Moon - nothing since has provided same emotional impact! Expand
  2. Jul 26, 2016
    10
    Loved the vast majority of the tracks. Julia's voice is angelic and her writing skills are pretty good too. Overall, it's a must listen if youLoved the vast majority of the tracks. Julia's voice is angelic and her writing skills are pretty good too. Overall, it's a must listen if you like dream or baroque pop. Expand
  3. Oct 6, 2015
    10
    The sheer musical quality - instrumentally, production, compositionally - of the new Julia Holter record is absolutely astounding. Have You inThe sheer musical quality - instrumentally, production, compositionally - of the new Julia Holter record is absolutely astounding. Have You in My Wilderness is a serene masterpiece, with classical, enveloping string arrangements, baroque instrumentation, and Holter's beautiful voice. The detail that goes into these songs - every piano embellishment, key change, and percussion intensification: it all works together to create an ethereal, emotional experience. A top five record of the year for me with potential to rise even further. Do not pass this one up. Expand
  4. Sep 25, 2015
    10
    The crystalline sunlight reflected on the sea, and the delicate shore, with an ethereal white dress that rests, on its wilderness. That's whatThe crystalline sunlight reflected on the sea, and the delicate shore, with an ethereal white dress that rests, on its wilderness. That's what this masterpiece reminds me of. Expand
  5. Dec 26, 2015
    9
    Stumbling upon this record after looking for something new to listen to, I was left in awe. This album is beautifully put together and JuliaStumbling upon this record after looking for something new to listen to, I was left in awe. This album is beautifully put together and Julia adds such originality to her work, it is a very refreshing feel. This songwriting is emotional and haunting. It is a very soft and calm album, allowing for an enjoyable listen and really creates a feeling like no other. Overall this album has made me want to explore more of Julia Holter's music and see what else she has to offer. Expand
  6. Jan 29, 2018
    8
    Please listen to this album! It's a great one and you certainly will not regret it.
  7. Oct 3, 2015
    5
    My impressions: A lean slab of whitefish with all of the bones carefully removed. Whipped lowfat yogurt served in a floral bowl. Etc. I missMy impressions: A lean slab of whitefish with all of the bones carefully removed. Whipped lowfat yogurt served in a floral bowl. Etc. I miss broadcast. Expand

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