• Record Label: RCA
  • Release Date: Sep 29, 2017
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 95 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 89 out of 95
  2. Negative: 4 out of 95
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  1. Oct 5, 2017
    10
    Amazing album with really intense and well produced tracks, the best of wolf Alice
    gonna highlight the best : heavenward , don't delete the kiss , beautiful unconventional space and time and visions of a life
  2. Oct 3, 2017
    10
    Bolder and braver than before Wolf Alice have not only avoided the dreaded "sophomore slump" but have indeed released a very accomplished follow up to what is an amazing debut album.... They have now reached the dizzy heights and it's very interesting to see where they go from here... Visions of a Life is all I'm going to see this autumn!
  3. Sep 29, 2017
    10
    Absolutely fabulous.

    Despite being young these guys are somehow capable of creating exhilirating 90s nostalgia. I'm still trying to figure out how they do that while their sound remains completely their own - very authentic but blissfully familiar and warming all at once. Heavenward is a REALLY fantastic song. Magically good. The kind of fantastic that feeds you euphoria all over by
    Absolutely fabulous.

    Despite being young these guys are somehow capable of creating exhilirating 90s nostalgia. I'm still trying to figure out how they do that while their sound remains completely their own - very authentic but blissfully familiar and warming all at once.

    Heavenward is a REALLY fantastic song. Magically good. The kind of fantastic that feeds you euphoria all over by making you feel sorrowful and joyous at the same time.

    Formidable Cool was a much-needed slap in the face (a really pleasant one might I add) to swat away any doubts I had as to whether this lot were lacking in edge. The guitar is mesmerising.

    Supreme songs are 'Heavenward', 'Formidable Cool' and 'Don't Delete The Kisses'.
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  4. Sep 29, 2017
    10
    Brilliantly good. A wonderfully varied album with lovely melodies and the right amount of mellow and heavy-ish songs. A joy to listen to. Somehow Wolf Alice have matched their brilliant first album.
  5. May 19, 2018
    9
    It's rare that we get albums rooted in rock these days that actually push the genre forward. The synth-like guitars and the spacious, atmospheric shoegazey vocals coming from Ellie elevate their sound even higher than their first album.

    There are many fantastic songs here, starting off with Heavenward, a euphoric, loud and fantastic song that starts off the album by sending you flying
    It's rare that we get albums rooted in rock these days that actually push the genre forward. The synth-like guitars and the spacious, atmospheric shoegazey vocals coming from Ellie elevate their sound even higher than their first album.

    There are many fantastic songs here, starting off with Heavenward, a euphoric, loud and fantastic song that starts off the album by sending you flying through the skies. Don't Delete the Kisses, a favourite ever since it was released as a single, remains cinematic and soaring. That trend continues through the tracklist, staying in the spotlight until the last note drains out on Visions of a Life.

    Faves: "Heavenward", "Don't Delete the Kisses", "Planet Hunter" and "Space & Time"
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  6. Sep 30, 2017
    7
    (70/100) This album has some ups and downs. Sometimes it feels accelerated, with a rhythm really hyperactive and strange lyrics with no sense if you don't know why they where made for. But there are other songs that feel better structured, with better sound and lyrics. It's not a bad album, and of course you can feel a change from their first album, but it felt like half of the song try to(70/100) This album has some ups and downs. Sometimes it feels accelerated, with a rhythm really hyperactive and strange lyrics with no sense if you don't know why they where made for. But there are other songs that feel better structured, with better sound and lyrics. It's not a bad album, and of course you can feel a change from their first album, but it felt like half of the song try to say something, but it just can't finish to express it self. I guess that it lacks structure and solid essence. Expand
  7. Oct 11, 2021
    7
    This is a tough one to describe. Parts of it are great, most of it is good and some of it is hard to recall for one reason or another. There is a wide mixture of sonic approaches across the album's 12 tracks and there is a definite lack of consistency from one track to the next. At times it feels disjointed but overall the listener is left aware that there is definite quality here. It isThis is a tough one to describe. Parts of it are great, most of it is good and some of it is hard to recall for one reason or another. There is a wide mixture of sonic approaches across the album's 12 tracks and there is a definite lack of consistency from one track to the next. At times it feels disjointed but overall the listener is left aware that there is definite quality here. It is an album that I reckon I'll get more out of with further listens. Expand
  8. Feb 15, 2018
    7
    I had never heard Wolf Alice until recently but was very pleasantly surprised by Visions of a Life. I am very impressed by the mature sound coming from this seemingly very young band. Ellie Rowsell's vocals are alluring and make for a captivating listen. I love the dreaminess of the first song "Heavenward" and the punk intensity of the second song "Yuk Foo". The songs sometimes come acrossI had never heard Wolf Alice until recently but was very pleasantly surprised by Visions of a Life. I am very impressed by the mature sound coming from this seemingly very young band. Ellie Rowsell's vocals are alluring and make for a captivating listen. I love the dreaminess of the first song "Heavenward" and the punk intensity of the second song "Yuk Foo". The songs sometimes come across as a little grungy and corny, but that's not necessarily a bad thing! Expand
  9. Aug 11, 2018
    10
    Visions of a Life takes the Wolf Alice sound of its predecessor and charges it with a dark, permeating energy that—while powerfully resounding—maintains a personal intimacy. The record churns like an angry sea, but you, the listener, find yourself smiling in the cold and damp. 10/10.
  10. Oct 31, 2020
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. MAGIC! It cannot be summed up in another word!
    This album is fascinating and the vocalist's voice is like an angel "choir". It has as premise several perspectives of a "life" as a point of view of someone who is learning. Don't delete the kisses is the elegance of the album, where you have a shy vision and that of a young woman who is looking for a way to love, even fearing fear.
    Don't delete the kisses if it contradicts Formidable cool, giving another point of view about an ideal man - does it really exist?
    Or love?
    The sweetness of the album is also in the middle of the album with "Space & Time", which is considered for sure, the "key piece" of this album, because it answers all my doubts: this young woman just needs time to try to recompose and give direction in your life.
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Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 21 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Oct 12, 2017
    80
    The title fits: tender, tumultuous and titanic, Wolf Alice sound like a band for life.
  2. Oct 11, 2017
    81
    There’s no denying Visions Of A Life top marks for a sterling sophomore effort.
  3. Oct 5, 2017
    90
    There are no low points in this relentless record. At times it is beastly, baring its teeth. At others, it’s divinely angelic, St Purple Green and Sky Musings being prime examples.