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Icarus Falls


Icarus Falls

Second solo album from former One Direction singer Zayn Malik

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  1. 8.0 |   NME

    A 27-track mosaic to be poured over time and again, ‘Icarus Falls’ is the album on which Zayn Malik reaches his potential
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  2. 8.0 |   The Independent

    Fans following the shining thread of Malik’s voice will be led through winding passages of hope, dope, seduction and evasion
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  3. 8.0 |   NOW

    Icarus Falls isn’t a literal riff on the Greek myth warning of personal over-ambition – it’s an inward, headphones-on plug into a young man wrestling with varying levels of success, from codependency and addictive behaviour to self-acceptance
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  4. 7.0 |   Clash

    The story of Icarus is one of tragedy, but there’s only signs of success within this offering as ZAYN begins the journey to realising his full potential
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  5. 6.4 |   Pitchfork

    Zayn’s reputation as a skillful interpreter of pop is tested on his second solo album, a tome of love songs with a concept that hinges on excess and its trickery
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  6. 6.0 |   The Observer

    It was easy to assume Icarus Falls might end up an exercise in hubris, but Malik is defying expectations, remaining in ascent
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  7. 5.8 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The singer's sophomore album is more of a data dump than a carefully crafted record
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  8. 4.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Icarus Falls proves Zayn Malik to be a competent musician. As for a compelling one, it fails to take the necessary risks its title suggests
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  9. 4.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Much of the bloated Icarus Falls is big-budget filler—songs that seem like they were algorithmically generated from streaming data
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