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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for Australian indie pop artist Sophie Payten was co-produced with Tim Anderson, Ben McCarthy, Ali Chant, and Alex Somers (with two track produced solely by Payten).
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All the Light We Cannot See
Know you think you know me better Standing where you are But I have tried to tell you That you don't know where you are Do you feel bigger? Do you... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 85
    Reservoir maintains mostly a mellow and melancholic vibe throughout, but its charm is undeniable.
  2. Aug 23, 2017
    77
    Writing powerful pop ballads about a failed platonic relationship, one sabotaged by distance, is part of what makes Reservoir stand out.
  3. Aug 22, 2017
    70
    Oftentimes the lyricism and themes, although relatable and poetic, are somewhat cryptic and ambiguous. However, what Gordi has accomplished here is absolutely a successful debut full of honest feeling, introspection, and self-therapy all through beautifully-composed folktronic landscapes that are sure to mesmerize.
  4. Aug 30, 2017
    70
    Much of Reservoir feels like an exercise in fussy production techniques layered over material by an artist who holds plenty of promise, but hasn't quite found her voice.
  5. Uncut
    Aug 22, 2017
    60
    These are songs all at once cavernous and claustrophobic, substantially assembled from gloomy electronica and echoing drums, all of which provides an appropriate backdrop to a rich voice appealingly laced with melancholy. [Oct 2017, p.30]
  6. Mojo
    Aug 22, 2017
    60
    Her more organic songs stand out melodically amid layers of modern production mulch. [Sep 2017, p.96]
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  1. Sep 18, 2018
    10
    This is an amazing album, filled with haunting and brooding vocals and lyrics. something about the arrangement almost makes this album feelThis is an amazing album, filled with haunting and brooding vocals and lyrics. something about the arrangement almost makes this album feel homey. it feels warm and comfortable. while delving into deeper tones and deeper thoughts Gordi never lets her listeners feel bored or like they know what to expect. this is still and will always be one of my favorite records, and one that I will always recommend. it is a bittersweet yet lovely album. Expand