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  • Summary: The third full-length release for the British singer-songwriter was produced by Nicolas Launay and features contributions from Adrian Utley of Portishead and The Bad Seeds member Martyn Casey.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 20
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  1. Sep 4, 2018
    100
    Hunter is glorious and triumphant, a record that succeeds on any terms you try to force upon it.
  2. Sep 5, 2018
    90
    To be clear, on Hunter Anna Calvi is not simply meeting male musicians on their common ground and outperforming them; rather, she's defining a new geography and daring everyone to follow. It's the lioness, after all, who is the true hunter.
  3. Mojo
    Aug 27, 2018
    80
    A soaring, feverish conflagration of sense and sensuality. [Sep 2018, p.90]
  4. Q Magazine
    Aug 27, 2018
    80
    There's a wildness to it, a predatory snarl as it bares its teeth and chases down new ways of expressing desire, different ways of being. [Sep 2018, p.112]
  5. This is an album of extremes, but they’re all bridged by bold and fluid movements of an artist refusing to be either man, woman or victim--always the hunter.
  6. Sep 4, 2018
    76
    Her’s is a sound that’s daunting and distinctive, brash yet beguiling.
  7. Aug 31, 2018
    60
    With its high concepts and bold instrumentals the album feels a little heavy at times, but you really can’t fault its ambition.

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  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Aug 31, 2018
    10
    Anna Calvi(n) Klein given us not just a great pop album, but a piece of music.

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