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Healing Is A Miracle

Julianna Barwick

Healing Is A Miracle

Fourth album from the Louisiana-born, Brooklyn-based singer whose ambient music is built around multiple loops and layers of her voice

ADM rating[?]

7.7

Label
Ninja Tune
UK Release date
10/07/2020
US Release date
10/07/2020
  1. 9.0 |   music OMH

    Barwick’s music has always had a strong healing element to it but, arguably at the very moment where we need it most, she has delivered her most soothing and assuaging set of songs to date
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  2. 8.3 |   Pitchfork

    The vocalist and producer Juliana Barwick’s revelatory new album asks us to picture healing at a moment when the task feels impossible
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  3. 8.0 |   All Music

    With Healing Is a Miracle, she once again manages to evolve and remain true to what has made her music special since the beginning
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  4. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Ambient music is often seen as being crafted for moments of introspection or solitude, but Healing also feels extroverted; as if it wants to reach out and touch the world around it
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  5. 8.0 |   The Music

    Consolidates on her previous work as a sculptor of looped slivers of truly divine sound to craft quivering, dreamy ambiances that astonish with their transcendent beauty
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  6. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Like all of Barwick's work, Healing Is a Miracle is an exercise in meditation and tracing the natural flow of emotion within
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  7. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    An entrancing album from start to finish, and will be a gratifying listen for both long-time Barwick fans and newcomers to her music alike
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  8. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    Emerging from its spell to discover Healing Is A Miracle clocks in at just over thirty minutes long legitimately feels like sleight of hand. Time isn’t simply suspended – it’s bent and widened beyond recognition
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  9. 7.0 |   Beats Per Minute

    There are some really great ideas at work on this album, but too often they are not given enough attention, or they come alive right as the song is about to end
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  10. 7.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The album overcomes its slightness thanks to its willingness to dabble in different textures
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  11. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Barwick’s new record, though less enveloping and hymn-like than her previous records, is an invigorating work
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