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  • Summary: The fourth full-length studio release for Sean Bowie as Yves Tumor was co-produced by Justin Raisen.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Apr 2, 2020
    100
    Not a single emotion is spared, as manic meltdowns (Medicine Burn) blend into polished pop (Kerosene!) and moments of melancholy (Romanticist) – all of this depicting a mind running riot.
  2. Apr 3, 2020
    90
    Heaven is irreconcilably an album with staying power, one we’ll be referring to years from now as a benchmark for the sound of rock n’ roll and R&B. Tumor is an enigma, one who will continue to prove their sleeves teem with new tricks.
  3. Apr 6, 2020
    90
    Previously, Tumor has stated that they want to make songs listeners need to play. They more than achieve that on Heaven to a Tortured Mind, an album that suggests the easiest way to define Tumor is as an artist who consistently outdoes themself.
  4. Apr 3, 2020
    85
    The ravishing delight Tumor brings to this character is what makes their music so affecting. Yves is a performer whose roles, played with the utmost rigor, always find a way to linger in the memory.
  5. Apr 15, 2020
    80
    While there are moments that feel less remarkable (the insignificant Hasdallen Lights or the groovy but repetitive Asteroid Blues), Heavens to a Tortured Mind succeeds when it’s mostly focused on creating a sensual yet serious mood throughout.
  6. Apr 6, 2020
    80
    It is just one of the many avenues Bowie could have gone down, but the effect of what he has done is fascinating and wholly satisfying.
  7. Apr 27, 2020
    48
    Heaven to a Tortured Mind eliminates the diversity and nuance of its predecessor in favour of underdeveloped avant-pop.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23
  1. Apr 3, 2020
    10
    This is **** amazing. Truly masterpiece. For me it's probably the best record of this year.
  2. Sep 3, 2020
    10
    It is by far one of the best albums of 2020. A true masterpiece, thanks Yves Tumor for this excellent record!
  3. Apr 3, 2020
    10
    Yves Tumors previous record was one of the most critically acclaimed records of 2018. This album is no different, its much more rock-orientedYves Tumors previous record was one of the most critically acclaimed records of 2018. This album is no different, its much more rock-oriented and less depressing, but still lacks none of the impact of the first album. The first album felt like ice, this album feels like fire, if that makes sense. I would definitely say it is more of a fun, upbeat album than Safe in the Hands of Love was, in a very good way. Expand
  4. Apr 5, 2020
    9
    Angular and jarring in sound, Heaven To A Tortured Mind is bursting with moments that rightly challenge the listener, quickly rewarding themAngular and jarring in sound, Heaven To A Tortured Mind is bursting with moments that rightly challenge the listener, quickly rewarding them every time. 
Displaying true creativity and dodging any predictable musical structures, Yves Tumor has shared the perfect album to escape everything bad happening in 2020 - even if for only half an hour. Expand
  5. Apr 24, 2020
    9
    Yves non l'avevo mai ascoltato ma quest'album è stato amore immediato. Sono giorni che lo ascolto e ci sono tracce assolutamente imperdibiliYves non l'avevo mai ascoltato ma quest'album è stato amore immediato. Sono giorni che lo ascolto e ci sono tracce assolutamente imperdibili quali Kerosene e Strawberry privilege. Consigliatissimo Expand
  6. Apr 9, 2020
    9
    Escuche su primer álbum en el 2016, algunos EP, sencillos después, sin embargo este año ha lanzado uno de los mejores discos del año, esEscuche su primer álbum en el 2016, algunos EP, sencillos después, sin embargo este año ha lanzado uno de los mejores discos del año, es hermoso, perfecto, melancolico, poderoso. Gracias por tan excelente álbum! Expand
  7. Apr 9, 2020
    0
    No es uno de sus mejores albumes ya que no esta cohesivo en la mayoria de los temas como lo ha hecho en ocaciones anteriores

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