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Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

  • Summary: The second full-length release for the Australian singer-songwriter was co-produced with Chris Messina and Zach Hanson.
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  • Record Label: Jagjaguwar
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 85
    On Our Two Skins, Payten reckons with big decisions and big changes, claiming them as part of her life to beautiful effect.
  2. Jun 30, 2020
    Her second album is an unpretentious thrill, the nature of its creation inextricably linked to its lyrical outlook, made by a woman who’s been through the wringer but has emerged from a period of turmoil daringly and undoubtedly herself.
  3. Jun 26, 2020
    Our Two Skins is an album full of emotions – sadness, happiness, hope, love, loss – and all of it deeply felt and straight from the heart.
  4. Jul 2, 2020
    Payten’s writing is strong enough that she pulls off worthwhile takes on familiar themes. ... Her lyrics only falter when Payten sounds aware of her audience, becoming self-consciously clever.
  5. Jun 26, 2020
    Traces of previous collaborators and tourmates such as Bon Iver, Fleet Foxes, Troye Sivan and S. Carey can be found in these songs, along with the bright folk-pop energy of Maggie Rogers, yet Gordi stands out from her peers on the strength of her direct, melancholic voice and honest lyricism.
  6. Jun 26, 2020
    Warbled, atmospheric electronics eventually expand the sound design, as do subsequent tracks, like the bright, harmonic full-band pop of second track "Unready" and the lush, shimmery "Limits," whose arrangement includes scuttling electronic drums. The sparer tracks are where Gordi really excels, though.
  7. 70
    Ultimately, Our Two Skins is an album that begs closer examination to fully flesh out those deeper designs.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Jul 24, 2020
    This is more stripped back than its predecessor, however, it's still a beautiful piece of work. Stand out tracks include "Aeroplane bathroom",This is more stripped back than its predecessor, however, it's still a beautiful piece of work. Stand out tracks include "Aeroplane bathroom", "Radiator", "Look like you". Bring tissues. Expand
  2. Jul 16, 2020
    Took me completely by surprise. Album of the year. Such stunning, stunning melodies.
  3. Jul 7, 2020
    This is easily some of the best writing in an album in 2020.It also has the most beautiful piano ballads I have heard all year.
  4. Aug 28, 2020
    I didn’t like this album the song and lyrics not good at all I hope make better albums