Collapsed In Sunbeams (studio album) by Arlo Parks

Collapsed In Sunbeams by Arlo Parks
Year: 2021
Release date: 2021-01-29
Overall rank: 3,609th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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74/100 (from 154 votes)
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85/100
From 01/02/2022 23:42
Gorgeous production, sugary sweet songwriting, tasteful performances, near-perfect flow, cutting and vivid lyricism. Maybe it doesn't have a ton of moments of transcendence, but it's damn solid.
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From 08/27/2021 04:43
Truly a wonderful listen. Beautiful, eloquent, and full of vibrant imagery. I love that each song is inspired by different poems she wrote or was inspired by. Nothing truly jaw dropping here but just so incredibly enjoyable and consistent start to finish. This just might be a strong contender for my AOTY so far, granted the first half of 2021 was pretty disappointing for music but this was just so damn pleasant. 8.5/10
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From 03/06/2021 02:51
It's a lovely album and her vocals are pleasant and seductive. Her lyrics are poetic.
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65/100
From 02/06/2021 17:57
I can't help the feeling I've heard all about it before, I didn't manage to find any unique aspects that would make it memorable. This includes sound (both the poppier and the R&B elements) and especially lyrics/vocals. Still, its charm is undeniable, it was catchy and enjoyable - as pop music should be.
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From 02/02/2021 11:17
Really good record. Lyrically interesting and the vibe is so laid back.
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75/100
From 02/01/2021 16:18
75 to 80/100 (Beautiful, assured and uplifting debut from this British singer and songwriter. Full of subtle and honest and understanding and warm soulful pop songs. She's now one of the most exciting young artists that I look forward to hearing all her releases going forward for years to come.)

This is a very good debut. Its a really delicate and beautifully composed bedroom pop/singer-songwriter album full of songs that quite directly address the realities of depression and anxiety. Arlo Parks never feels the need to be over-the-top in the slightest in her songwriting or vocal performances, but instead keeps an even keel and quite calmly and directly tackles these subjects and songs with a definite sense of dignity and honesty which I really appreciate.

Her voice is good, again, never over the top, but so assured and so real. The instrumentals are also never lavish nor ever austere, they are right there in the middle, with lots of keyboard touches and simple and effective drums and guitars. - Oh and some really REALLY catchy melodies. The lyrics are generally simple and straight-forward but at times really strike a nerve. For me, they may not hit home as hard as I imagine they will for many, many other listeners. I imagine this album will be a hugely positive piece of art for tens of thousands of people, young and old, across the world. Though very young, Arlo Parks does provide a reassuring, understanding, voice that is great to hear.

There are standouts here, namely the run of songs that happen in the middle, "Hope", "Caroline", "Black Dog", and "Green Eyes" are excellent! Also I liked "Eugene" "Hurt" and several others. The album as a whole isn't, for me, a total game changer or a new favorite. But perhaps its just that I haven't yet given it enough time to really sink in. However, I will say, at this time there are very few musicians that I am as excited to watch develop through their careers and very few musicians that seem to have the subtle talents and the songwriting chops of Arlo Parks.
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From 01/30/2021 18:31
Pleasantly surprised with this one
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From 01/29/2021 19:41
It's like a better-produced version of "When Your Grow Up" by Priscilla Ahn, hopefully Arlo's career goes farther than Priscilla's though (she seemed to fall off the map). It's a really relaxed sound, almost as if someone was singing pop music to you in their kitchen or bedroom (and yes, I am aware that it's listed as "bedroom pop" on wikipedia, but what can I say? It's a very accurate descriptor for this kind of sound!). Catchy, yet with no bombastic production like most pop music. It's a studio album built to sound like a pop star re-recording hits in an unplugged format. Hopefully its score gets a bit closer to the 75-80 range, I'm a bit sad to see it in the lower 70s as of this writing when it is clearly better than average to my ears.
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