The singer-songwriter balances the musical warmth of her bedroom-pop influences with some heavy emotional stakes.
The album finds Justin Vernon creeping into an autumnal melancholy and turning his gaze back toward winter.
The album’s pop and synth elements mark a radical departure for the seminal rock band.
The album harnesses the band’s infectious enthusiasm for their material to make the familiar sound new again.
The album expands the singer’s sound while holding onto the maximalist streak that makes his work so compelling.
The singer-songwriter opts to spend the entirety of the album strenuously avoiding his strengths.
The album’s juxtaposition of lyrical techno-dread with austere, ghostly electronic music is satisfyingly unsettling.