Albums to watch

Rest

Charlotte Gainsbourg

Rest

Fifth studio album of indie pop from the London-born actor, her first since 2011 double album Stage Whisper

ADM rating[?]

7.4

Label
Because
UK Release date
17/11/2017
US Release date
17/11/2017
  1. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Embracing her past and feeling a new confidence, it’s surely a prelude to an even more glittering career
    Read Review

  2. 8.7 |   Pitchfork

    Gainsbourg’s gripping new album finds her in the tangles of grief. It is at once scorchingly intimate and fantastically oversized
    Read Review

  3. 8.6 |   Paste Magazine

    Now that she’s pouring more of herself into her songs, her work feels weightier, more complex, and more compelling
    Read Review

  4. 8.5 |   The 405

    Rest is her gateway out from the darkness, a way of coping with her fragilities, a processor of emotions, her loss, and also her most personal work to date, simply, where Charlotte is finally able to be Charlotte
    Read Review

  5. 8.0 |   Uncut

    The voice is all Gainsbourg. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   Mojo

    If you like Serge's music, or Jane Birkin's, their daughter's latest is a laudable addition to the canon. Print edition only

  7. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    Nothing short of cathartic
    Read Review

  8. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Musical chameleon finds her voice
    Read Review

  9. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    The Renaissance Woman finally takes the helm for a glittering reinvention of Ed Banger disco
    Read Review

  10. 8.0 |   Q

    Delivers her best yet. Print edition only

  11. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    At age 46, Charlotte Gainsbourg has finally decided it’s time to stop being scared of criticism and familial comparisons and has pushed herself to write her own lyrics and dictate her sound
    Read Review

  12. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    It’s a confident and compositionally strong work, then, that is only slightly undermined by its inevitable pretensions
    Read Review

  13. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Exudes the same droll, distracted sense of uneasy whimsy she's brought to her screen performances and previous music projects
    Read Review

  14. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Charlotte Gainsbourg continues to push her music into unexpected directions
    Read Review

  15. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    She's lived much of her life in the public eye, yet is only now really exposing her compelling internal journey
    Read Review

  16. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    These are intimate lyrics and stories told first person for the first time – and not just intimate, but vulnerable, self knowing, open and loving
    Read Review

  17. 7.0 |   Crack

    Rest is nothing if not truthful, and the album’s success lies in its ability to draw the reader in through its candid depictions of Gainsbourg’s ‘human, all too human’ experiences
    Read Review

  18. 6.7 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Charlotte Gainsbourg has evolved as an artist, and Rest is a flawed but worthy statement
    Read Review

  19. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    The constant changes in tone that come with such disparate collaborators mean that the album never settles into a comfortable groove the way 5:55 or IRM did
    Read Review

  20. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Bags of style, not enough substance
    Read Review

  21. 6.0 |   music OMH

    Like most of Gainsbourg’s work, it oozes class and, at times, it becomes startlingly beautiful
    Read Review


blog comments powered by Disqus

Watch it

Roll over video for more options

Hear it

Latest Reviews

More reviews