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Have You In My Wilderness

Julia Holter

Have You In My Wilderness

Fourth album from the Californian singer-songwriter and experimental sound artist

ADM rating[?]

8.5

Label
Domino
UK Release date
25/09/2015
US Release date
25/09/2015
  1. 10.0 |   The Skinny

    Uninhibited, focused and majestically crafted, she’s simply never sounded more vital
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  2. 10.0 |   Mojo

    This is not a record that wants or needs to be solved, but the clues and traces it leaves behind are so compelling it's difficult to let it alone. Print edition only

  3. 10.0 |   music OMH

    This may well be Holter’s most accessible album to date, but it’s this very approachability that renders it all the more intriguing, drawing you in with open arms
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  4. 10.0 |   The Guardian

    Exceptional pop built on avant-garde foundations
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  5. 9.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

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  6. 9.0 |   Gig Soup

    A sense of tranquility engulfs the album, which is spared from the sometimes anxious and claustrophobic sound which appears on earlier offerings
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  7. 9.0 |   PopMatters

    On her fourth album, Holter may have crafted her most peaceful - and poppy(!) - album yet
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  8. 9.0 |   Uncut

    Her songs feel brighter, more pop, yet they're also just as lush, as considered and as quietly experimental. Print edition only

  9. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    Showing off her ability to write warm and breezy pop music while maintaining the complexity, and perplexity, that made her so intriguing to begin with
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  10. 9.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    It soothes and it haunts. It embraces and it pushes away. I won’t pick highlights, because there aren’t any lows
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  11. 9.0 |   Under The Radar

    Superlatives barely do the record's beauty or brilliance justice. Something this exquisite extends beyond words on a page or, frankly, sound in the ears
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  12. 9.0 |   Clash

    It’s hard to imagine anyone else ever recording these songs, so indelibly does Holter leave her mark
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  13. 8.8 |   Earbuddy

    At the end of the year, when you are browsing various Best Of The Year lists, you’ll likely find this record tucked snuggly only under Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly
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  14. 8.8 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Deciphering the message in her words relies on just how much time the listener is willing to devote to the album, but with music this brilliant, the task seems all the more alluring
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  15. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    In a career that has been nothing short of innovative, this arguably marks a creative peak
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  16. 8.5 |   The 405

    Holter has made an album about blissful, hypnotic escape in many forms, and in listening to it and engaging with it, you'll be overwhelmed by these feelings too
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  17. 8.4 |   Pitchfork

    What ultimately makes Have You in My Wilderness transcendent – and unique in Holter’s catalogue – is its intimacy
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  18. 8.4 |   Resident Advisor

    Even if Have You In My Wilderness is Holter's most accessible record to date, it's riddled with enough puzzles, lyrical twists and delicate refinement to remain intriguing listen after listen
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  19. 8.3 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    Have You in My Wilderness’ best quality is that it won’t let you down if you get up close and sit with it for a while
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  20. 8.3 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Her previous work didn’t necessarily require any outside reading to unlock its pleasures, but Have You in My Wilderness cuts extraordinarily quickly to the core
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  21. 8.0 |   The Music

    This diverse assortment of songs is embroidered and laced with detailed acoustic timbres and elegant, cinematic arrangements
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  22. 8.0 |   The FT

    Hypnotic rhythms rock to and fro and undercurrents of jazz, psychedelia and chamber-pop swirl through the songs
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  23. 8.0 |   NOW

    Holter confidently and impressively takes her music wherever she wants
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  24. 8.0 |   NME

    Album number four from this Los Angeles native is defined by its sense of cinematic grandeur and romantic narrative
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  25. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    With the change in musical temperature on Have You In My Wilderness, Julia Holter’s collection is now suitable for all seasons, rather than just the cold and sheltered moments of winter
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  26. 8.0 |   Q

    Beguiling and melodic fourth album. Print edition only

  27. 8.0 |   Crack

    Have You in My Wilderness sees her positively gliding towards accessibility; she sacrifices none of her experimental credentials, but demonstrates no fear of allowing her sound to evolve either
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  28. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Each listener should find their own things to contemplate, relate to and enjoy in these thoughtful, ornamental and fantastic songs
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  29. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Holter’s music is dense with ideas, but this time her vocals are in sharper focus and her experimental urges have been reined in a little
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  30. 8.0 |   DIY

    Julia Holter’s voice has never sounded clearer
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  31. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The latest in the California singer-composer's evolution from avant-electronic vocal explorer towards a lush semi-pop middle-ground
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  32. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Given the hullabaloo surrounding the high concepts on Julia Holter’s records, you’d think she was no fun at all
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  33. 6.0 |   The Independent

    Corrals the wayward art-song inclinations of previous releases into something more recognisably pop
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