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  • Summary: The fifth full-length release for singer-songwriter Nika Roza Danilova was co-produced with Dean Hurley.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Oct 14, 2014
    85
    This is what it sounds like when an artist matures, discovers a confidence they perhaps never knew they had, and return, revitalised.
  2. Oct 1, 2014
    80
    She's used all the tools accrued over her career to craft an impressively versatile and sprawling goth pop album that simultaneously her most adventurous and accessible to date. [Sep/Oct 2014, p.80]
  3. Oct 13, 2014
    80
    Taiga is a more mainstream album than people may be used to from Zola Jesus. But that is not a bad thing.
  4. Gloomy as it is, there are some brilliant flashes of light to be found here.
  5. Magnet
    Nov 5, 2014
    65
    Most squarely accessible record to date, and easily the most pop album to come from an alumnus of Sacred Bones. [No. 114, p.61]
  6. Oct 7, 2014
    60
    Gone are the darker, more gothic underpinnings of her previous efforts, replaced by a shimmering, gossamer pop sheen that carries with it only shadow elements of her former sound.
  7. Oct 15, 2014
    40
    Too much of the LP sounds like someone cranked up the brightness setting on her early work, destroying what made her unique in the process.

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Oct 7, 2014
    8
    "Taiga" is an intimate album that sounds like Zola did for herself. The spirit of this is amazing and pass a deep thrill of nature, power,"Taiga" is an intimate album that sounds like Zola did for herself. The spirit of this is amazing and pass a deep thrill of nature, power, love and pain... Zola Jesus is amazing! Expand