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Is Julia Holter’s Latest The Best Album Of The Year So Far?

"Ekstasis" is the first to rate higher than a 9 on the new PlayGround

El 62% ha votado Si

El 38% ha votado No

630 votos Sí: 62% Sí: 38%

Opinión a favor del Si por Javier Blánquez

Julia Holter is opening new doors in music. Her being an avant-garde artist – as Joanna Newsom and so many others were in their day – shouldn’t keep anyone from enjoying her magic. She manages to combine the most difficult, cutting-edge currents of music - from jazz to electronic experimentation and classical minimalism - to create a graceful, seductive pop form. Her melodies etch themselves into your memory and her landscapes are dreamy. Her previous work, Tragedy ”, was brilliant, but Ekstasis is better. I am certain that we are looking at a new classic. So far no one else has put out an album as ambitious, beautiful and complex as this one.

Opinión a favor del No por Robert Gras

On my scale of values, right now she isn’t number 1. I hope nobody wants to hear a harsh criticism of Ekstasishere: I adore the album. But in her same league, that of making pop an attractive cutting-edge style with frolics into the world of dreams, Visionsby Grimes seems like a more complete album to me. What one can take Julia Holter to task for is that gauzy ambient that she wraps everything in: where some see Laurie Anderson, I can see Enya. At times there is more new age than I would like (an imbalance that Grimes makes up for with moments that are almost techno). It is a high 8, but not a 9.

El 62% ha votado Si

El 38% ha votado No

630 votos Sí: 62% Sí: 38%

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