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Aviary (album) by Julia Holter 

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Aviary
Aviary by Julia Holter (2018)
Release date: 2018-10-26
Overall rank: 2,733rd   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 110 votes)
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Accolades: Top 20 albums of 2018 (15th)
Top albums of the 2010s (358th)
Best albums of all time (2,733rd)

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Julia Holter bestography

Aviary is ranked 3rd best out of 6 albums by Julia Holter on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Julia Holter is Have You In My Wilderness which is ranked number 947 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 2,600.

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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 110 votes)
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80/100
From Genga009 01/28/2019 01:57
what the hell i've listened?! pure creativity, genuine and magical creativity. Nico's avantgarde is everywhere, polished by ambient electronic, free jazz echoes and art pop music at its best. By far, my personal favourite album from 2018.
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Rating:  
65/100
From Fischman 01/18/2019 22:22
Very interesting album. This music could suffice as background music and be just fine; but it has a direction and a life that demands setting aside time and distraction whereby concentrated focus will reveal compositional... and emotional elements which will evade the casual listener.

It's a long one and requires real commitment, but she seems to rather deftly include enough variety within a fairly narrow sonic scope to keep it interesting, especially rhythm and mood wise, moving between sometimes dissonant and seemingly chaotic soundscapes to more standard pop-like, easy to digest sounds, and does so at the right times in the right measure.
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85/100
From Kalos 12/23/2018 00:01
It is the sound of some Middle Ages of the future: it is unclear where is the past and where is the time to come; where is the joy and where the grief; what is fake, what is true... Aviary is a liquid magnus opus coming from nowhere, and that makes it much apt to 2018. Some tracks are sharply weak: luckily the peaks are so sublime that you can even forget the former them. The fact is: Aviary is Julia and Julia's tricks at their most expansive. Everything makes sense in it as everything is incoherent, I mean, it even doesn't matter how much this album is good, I take it as a flourishing stream of musical consciousness born to be imperfect, born to be tomorrow and yesterday, marvelous and awful. Somehow totally outside of her canon, something special, I love it
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70/100
From SleepDealer 12/21/2018 22:08
Love 'Why Sad Song', but struggling with the rest. I'm a big fan of Julia's past work but haven't found a way to appreciate this record (yet).
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60/100
From Brad1770 11/25/2018 10:08
These 15 tracks clock in at 90 min's and there is a lot to take in , the tracks need to be listened to and absorbed multiple times to appreciate their inner beauty

Lush , emotional and grand 'Aviary' rewards the listener who fully commits to its charms
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40/100
From ItSaysDilbert 11/21/2018 07:50
A few of these songs annoy me (I Shall Love 2 & 1) while pretty much everything else on this album goes straight through me (even after 9 listens). My favorite moment on this album is the first half of "Les Jeux To You".

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From maxjelbart 11/21/2018 03:19
In the same vein of Shaking the Habitual or Crack-Up, this is Julia Holter's densest, most impenetrable album yet. But the reward for diving in and succumbing is great: some of the most absurdly lush, wide-screen music I've ever heard, and it boasts Holter at her inscrutable, passionate best.
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80/100
From antiquusxy 11/17/2018 13:08
An ambitious and tremendous art pop record that functions as a voyage to medieval times, complete with latin lyrics and 13th century references. Julia Holter's lyrics (which are mostly English, by the way) flirt with the abstract but the emotions they give off coupled with Holter's excellent, off-kilter delivery feel grounded and real. "Aviary" is not afraid to take its sweet time to build a gorgeous world far away from ours, it's simply one of the best records of the year.
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50/100
From meltchett 11/07/2018 08:54
Couldn't get on board with this. Some days I would be impressed with the diversity but today it seemed like try-hard eclecticism.
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95/100
From garycottier 10/30/2018 20:00
Brilliant, beautiful and hauntingly atmospheric. Quite possibly her best record and my personal favourite album of 2018. Totally unique and absolutely essential. Hooray, all is not lost in modern music!
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