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  • Summary: The surprise release for the Canadian artist is his first solo release in six years and was recorded at Abbey Road Studios with the London Contemporary Orchestra.
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  1. Jun 25, 2020
    100
    If you listen to it twenty times, you still find something new.
  2. May 27, 2020
    87
    On Island, Pallett reaffirms their status as a special brand of artist. With their compositional flair they can inspire you to bone up on music theory, whilst simultaneously, with a flash of their writerly pen, have the ability to break, rebuild and strengthen your heart.
  3. May 27, 2020
    80
    This album is an entirely immersive wall of sound that deserves to be listened to time and time again.
  4. May 27, 2020
    80
    Island represents a tender, more melancholic chapter in Pallett's repertoire, but one that offers a refined perspective.
  5. May 27, 2020
    80
    Island isn’t an album that provides any easy hits – it’s more of a record to luxuriate in and discover its charms gradually. Lockdown conditions mean that it’s easier than ever to immerse yourself in this grandiose music, and those that do will find much to lose themselves in.
  6. Jun 17, 2020
    80
    This is Pallett’s most ambitious album to date, filled with complex string sections, captivating melodies and the kind of lyrics that show a love for life seldom heard.
  7. Jun 2, 2020
    77
    Small, fastidious details add up to a tapestry that feels deeply lived-in, even if Island often lists toward the subdued or dreary.
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