• Record Label: PIAS
  • Release Date: Sep 16, 2016
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
Buy On
  1. Sep 19, 2016
    60
    It’s on less conventional tracks, where his voice gets looped (March) or lost among electronic and orchestral textures (Gabe), that the desolate atmosphere really starts to take hold.
  2. Sep 16, 2016
    60
    While Kindly Now consequently makes for interesting, albeit heavy listening, the prospect of Henson’s next move is now all the more intriguing.
  3. Sep 15, 2016
    60
    The variety of instrumentation and the rare unorthodox entry provide some balance and relief to what would otherwise be a relentlessly bleak affair.
  4. Sep 15, 2016
    40
    His piano playing is beautiful, and there’s something of the instrumental magic of his 2014 album Romantic Works in the inventive string embellishments, but much of Kindly Now feels over-egged and overwrought.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Sep 16, 2016
    10
    Kindly Now is Keaton Henson's masterpiece! He has taken all the best elements of his previous work (Dear, Birthdays and Behaving) and hasKindly Now is Keaton Henson's masterpiece! He has taken all the best elements of his previous work (Dear, Birthdays and Behaving) and has thrown them together to mesmerize the listener! It is a personal and deeply emotional album on which he reveals parts of his inner soul. It is therefore not always an easy listen and it feels as if you are eavesdropping when you listen to the album. He has also taken longer to work on this album than on any of its predecessors and it shows. The man is a true artist. Standout tracks are Alright, No Witnesses and Good Lust. If you are a Keaton fan, you will LOVE this album. If you don't know his music, what are you waiting for?! Full Review »