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Anxiety

Ladyhawke

Anxiety

Synthpop and guitar-driven pop on the 2nd album from New Zealander Pip Brown

ADM rating[?]

6.4

Label
Island
UK Release date
04/06/2012
US Release date
05/06/2012
  1. 8.5 |   FasterLouder

    The standing of Anxiety as one of the year’s true pop gems should not be underestimated
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  2. 8.0 |   All Music

    A great pop record with plenty of guts and a sense of reality that is so often missing from records that sound this fun
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  3. 8.0 |   Rave Magazine

    While it may not be as fun and exuberant as Ladyhawke’s debut, Anxiety is still packed with stick-in-your-head choruses and bouncy indie pop hooks
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  4. 8.0 |   BBC

    Anxiety is as tight and catchy as a baseball mitt. On this evidence, one thing that needn't cause Pip Brown anxiety is her ear for a tune
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  5. 8.0 |   DIY

    Pop comebacks are always a difficult thing to manage, but with an album that retains all the best things about her debut while expanding on both her sound and style, Pip Brown has more than passed the second album test
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  6. 8.0 |   music OMH

    A lot has happened in pop music since Ladyhawke last released new songs, but it's pleasing to report that one of the most likeable and unassuming songwriters around is sticking to her guns. If anything they're more powerful this time
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  7. 7.8 |   The AU Review

    It is evident that Ladyhawke has not decided to move in a new direction – the familiar sound of her voice and trademark synthesiser riffs are as present as ever
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  8. 7.0 |   The Fly

    Pip retains the sizzling electronics and soaring melodies of her first offering, but delivers them like a sultry wrong’un wracked with self doubt
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  9. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    A buzzsaw-sharp pop-rock album, full of hard-charging hooks
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  10. 7.0 |   NME

    There's nothing on Anxiety so arrestingly new or comfortingly familiar [as on the debut]
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  11. 6.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    For all its merits and charms, it’s unlikely that Anxiety will draw in too many people who weren’t smitten the first time around. But in its more luminous moments, it also contains enough to suggest that there is still a great album lurking somewhere underneath the Ladyhawke moniker
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  12. 6.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    It doesn’t gleefully ingrain itself on your consciousness in quite the same way that the debut album did. Which, in the end, makes Anxiety ever so slightly disappointing
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  13. 5.9 |   Paste Magazine

    The tones are sludgier, the vocal lines feel more jaded, and at times it’s all just a bit too mechanical. While Anxiety is not a trainwreck, it’s a missed opportunity
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  14. 5.0 |   Prefix

    Anxiety lacks the addictive quality of its predecessor, and it's certainly less musically interesting
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  15. 4.0 |   The Irish Times

    There’s little here that sticks in your mind after repeated listens
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  16. 4.0 |   State

    We know Pip Brown is capable of much better
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  17. 4.0 |   The Guardian

    Supergrass and Elastica are the reference points we're dealing with here, and that's the problem
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  18. 4.0 |   Pop Matters

    If this is Ladyhawke trying to find herself, she’s tragically lost sight of what made her amazing in the first place
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