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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the British singer-songwriter features production by Rodaidh McDonald, Mura Masa and Paul O'Duffy.
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Falling Short
One month till February, keep on holding on And I know it's short, and I know it's short One month till February, keep on holding on And I know it's... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. 91
    She braids her voice, bass strings, and percussions together to create whole conversations.
  2. 80
    Long Way Home is a vindication of all that time spent slowly learning her craft and doing almost everything herself. As a result, she has finally delivered what all those early tracks promised; a bedroom record conceived in the club that drags confessional pop music further into the future.
  3. Mar 9, 2016
    80
    The weakest tracks--the hackneyed anthem Love Is Blind, the dreary Hurt Me--are the most radio-friendly and interrupt the album's flow. But that's not a major drawback. In fact, for many new artists, either track would be a high-water mark.
  4. Mar 3, 2016
    75
    Låpsley’s technical abilities are not to be questioned; her stamp is all over this album’s production, and her sonic impulses rarely stray far from “on point.” But when her heart starts to catch up with her head, as it does intermittently on Long Way Home, whoo boy: Watch out.
  5. Apr 1, 2016
    70
    Låpsley is nothing if not diverse, but she manages to retain a bespoke, trademark sound throughout Long Way Home.
  6. Mar 2, 2016
    70
    If not a break-up album, a dreading-breaking-up album whose pace, palette, minor chords, and Låpsley's disquieted vocal performances all collaborate for a debut that's impressively locked into a distinct head space.
  7. Uncut
    Mar 2, 2016
    40
    Rarely do you sense the real pain that underpins these limp ballads and her aggressively mannered delivery. [Apr 2016, p.75]

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  1. Mar 9, 2016
    10
    Just perefection... This electronic beats makes me feel like in heaven. Lapsley s angel voice made me a skin orgasm haha. She have to becomeJust perefection... This electronic beats makes me feel like in heaven. Lapsley s angel voice made me a skin orgasm haha. She have to become famous like Lana Del Rey or Halsey. Expand
  2. Apr 5, 2016
    10
    Every single song on this album has its meaning. Låpsley touches the soul who listen her to. She's a real singer and know what she is doing.Every single song on this album has its meaning. Låpsley touches the soul who listen her to. She's a real singer and know what she is doing. We'll see more about her from now on. Expand
  3. Apr 5, 2016
    10
    I think anyone who has a mature mind will fall in love with Låpsley. She's only 19 and made a nice album. The lyrics are so unique and trueI think anyone who has a mature mind will fall in love with Låpsley. She's only 19 and made a nice album. The lyrics are so unique and true that I think she could change the world. Expand
  4. Jun 24, 2017
    9
    Lapsley has put her heart and soul into her stunning debut craft Long Way Home. Every song in this album is worth chilling and lounging, evenLapsley has put her heart and soul into her stunning debut craft Long Way Home. Every song in this album is worth chilling and lounging, even grooving in the motown/disco-inspired Operator. It doesn't have the cliche lyrics that are usually common in contemporary R&B. This is alternative R&B at its finest. Expand
  5. May 6, 2016
    8
    At 19, the English songstress has already created a voice for herself separate from her contemporaries. This rare talent mixed withAt 19, the English songstress has already created a voice for herself separate from her contemporaries. This rare talent mixed with provocative icy electronic production and airy instrumentals entices the listener, begging for more, searching immediately for the replay button. Where Lapsley lacks variety of pace and sound on the album she makes up in mystique and deep-seated emotional expression. Expand