• Record Label: PIAS
  • Release Date: Sep 16, 2016
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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
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  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 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.Kindly 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?! Expand
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69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Aug 7, 2017
    70
    Kindly Now isn't perfect, and feels more like a transition to something truly spectacular where everything in Henson's bag of tricks can be perfectly utilised; for now, it'll do just fine.
  2. Uncut
    Sep 23, 2016
    70
    The spartan tracks without drums, backed only by clumsy piano, remain highly effective. [Nov 2016, p.31]
  3. Sep 21, 2016
    80
    Some people may find the intensity a bit too much, and it’s fair to say that this is an album that you can only listen to if you’re in a particular mood. Yet the beauty to be found in Henson’s bleakness is undeniable, and in Kindly Now he’s created what could well stand as one of the best albums of 2016.