Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
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  1. The Wire
    Jul 26, 2018
    80
    We find reflective confessionals that are powerful and unexpectedly confrontational in their bareness. This is aloneness as selfcontainment rather than avoidance, honest emotions as seeking communion rather than victimhood. [Aug 2018, p.65]
  2. Jun 14, 2018
    80
    Recorded on an eight-track in her flat, Colt steadily emerges as a feature-length celebration of what solitude can yield when approached with creative ablution in mind and the right amount of inspiration at one’s disposal. Woods sounds at home in her seclusion and strikes a chimeric midpoint between electronic and acoustic worlds.
  3. 80
    There are no full-force affairs here. Colt is a record that is to be felt however you see fit not to be simply thrust upon you. Relish in the relaxing comfort of Woods ethereal voice melting into this dark, stormy palace; it’s one that has been a long time coming, and leaves no stone unturned.
  4. Jun 28, 2018
    70
    Colt captures a palpable sense of aloneness. But in its essentially and insistently simple beauty it prefers consolation, calm, and patience, rather than merely melancholy.
  5. Uncut
    Jun 7, 2018
    70
    Ghostly, atmospheric, intense, Colt is an impressive, if somewhat remote, debut. [Jul 2018, p.37]
  6. Jun 11, 2018
    60
    Too often there doesn’t seem to be a definite roadmap. Other than a few brief moments, this record feels like a missed opportunity.
  7. Jun 8, 2018
    60
    There’s a further sense of spiriting when harps show up on the tracks ‘Limbs’ and ‘Take Him In’, and ultimately this album succeeds as an ominous exercise in atmosphere.
  8. Mojo
    Jun 7, 2018
    60
    It takes awhile to get some traction on these unassuming songs. But once inside it is a strange and enticing world. [Jul 2018, p.95]
  9. Jun 7, 2018
    60
    Collectively, the songs play like movements of a single work, making for a consistent set of low-light, David Lynch-ian ambience.

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