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  • Summary: The fourth full-length release for Natalie Mering was co-produced with Foxygen's Jonathan Rado.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 26
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 26
  3. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Apr 30, 2019
    100
    A strong contender for album of the year. ... Titanic Rising is remarkable for its breadth, effortlessly shifting from the 90-second ambient wash of the title track to Picture Me Better’s homespun take on the cosmic cowboyisms of Kacey Musgraves. Then there are Merings’ lyrics, evincing a similar shift in scale and scope.
  2. 95
    Titanic Rising is a new thing, her own stamp on the world. Like all the best musicians and songwriters before her, she’s plumbed the depths of her imagination and brought forth a masterpiece from the depths.
  3. The Wire
    Jun 20, 2019
    90
    In emotional terms Titanic Rising is immense – names like Annette Peacock, Linda Perhacs and Judee Sill come to mind, but only because it feels like so long since you’ve heard pop this epic yet unmannered. ... With tracks like the stunning “Something To Believe” lodging themselves into your heart with the sure knowledge that your relationship with this music will only deepen as the year unfolds. [Jul 2019, p.52]
  4. Apr 8, 2019
    85
    An ambitious, varied and ardently rewarding listen, Titanic Rising is pop music for ages and worlds far beyond our own, and an emphatic show of prowess from one who is sure to be one of indie’s new radiant lights.
  5. 80
    Mixing warm, New Age-suggestive electronic tones with conversational, heart-to-heart lyrics meant to stick on first listen, her work floats through space with a glistening, emotionally rich shimmer.
  6. Apr 8, 2019
    80
    Titanic Rising presents an immensely elegant journey to a different place and time; in equal parts beautifully delicate and powerful.
  7. Apr 16, 2019
    80
    To genuinely appreciate this album, you need to sit with it and let it wash over you.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. Apr 5, 2019
    10
    Yeah this is definitely my favorite pop (more like psychedelic pop) album I've heard since 2017 Melodrama. That's all I can say. Weyes Blood (Yeah this is definitely my favorite pop (more like psychedelic pop) album I've heard since 2017 Melodrama. That's all I can say. Weyes Blood ( btw that's such a cool name) is spot on when it comes to transporting a person to heaven using her music . Heavenly Bliss is what it is and I'm not exaggerating. It makes everything else I've heard from other dream-pop/ and psych-pop artists seem a little recycled. Movies is probably the last song i'll listen to before I die. **** Terrific!!!!!!!!!!!! Expand
  2. May 13, 2019
    10
    If this record doesn't make you feel anything, then you're the reason why there's evil in this world. It's so lushy, so powerful and sublime.If this record doesn't make you feel anything, then you're the reason why there's evil in this world. It's so lushy, so powerful and sublime. While traveling back and forth in time so seamlessly and free-willingly , Natalie's songwriting abilities immerse us deep into a cosmic sea of inner complexity and striking emotion. It's harder to let go of it than it is to put yourself through the ordeal-like of a trip that is to listening to it over and over again. Expand
  3. May 8, 2019
    10
    a songwriter in all her abilities, a 70's fetish homage, a truly remarkable album and a strong contender for years best...
  4. Apr 16, 2019
    10
    So far one of the best albums of the year. A truly masterpiece. Very unexpected.
  5. Apr 5, 2019
    9
    Beautiful album but I can see how some people might listen to this and think it's boring. Movies is an excellent and stand out track but onBeautiful album but I can see how some people might listen to this and think it's boring. Movies is an excellent and stand out track but on first listen it didn't get me till the second half of the song kicked in. In my opinion the orchestration and her voice carries the album in that order. Everyday is probably the closest to an upbeat song on the album and I would recommend to the casual listener. I'd like to hear Movies in a movie some day. Expand
  6. Apr 5, 2019
    9
    This album speaks with all of us that go out every single day to work, to college and comes back with a new different feeling - after all,This album speaks with all of us that go out every single day to work, to college and comes back with a new different feeling - after all, life's a construction and we're never the same. 'Titanic Rising' really touched me in many ways. This is the first work that I listened from the artist behind this album, but I definitely will know more from her from now on Expand
  7. Apr 9, 2019
    3
    While the album may be only 10 songs and just over 40 minutes, it feels terribly bloated because it is basically one long lullaby. There isWhile the album may be only 10 songs and just over 40 minutes, it feels terribly bloated because it is basically one long lullaby. There is really no need for it to be longer than two songs since most will fall asleep well before then, which is kind of a shame because the third track is actually a standout on an otherwise bland experience. Expand

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