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Stella Donnelly


Second album of indie folk from the Welsh-Australian singer-songwriter

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  1. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Stella Donnelly is once again excellently charming and engaging on Flood
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  2. 9.0 |   God Is In The TV

    It’s simply a gorgeous record, drink in every moment, it’s positively a revelation. Astounding
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  3. 8.4 |   Northern Transmissions

    Check out her deep feeling, heart and body moving record, and do a little digging for stories behind the songs, to get its full effect
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  4. 8.2 |   Paste Magazine

    Flood doesn’t quite reach for the same comedic relief that its predecessor gleaned. But that’s a good thing—both records are necessary in Donnelly’s canon
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  5. 8.0 |   NME

    The Fremantle singer-songwriter opens up her process and reaps the rewards on a beautiful, thought-provoking second album
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  6. 8.0 |   Gigwise

    More introspective than her debut
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  7. 8.0 |   Dork

    Slipping down as easy as a cold drink on a hot day, they’ve a value way beyond the immediate. A winning return
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  8. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    Flood is a musical and lyrical leap forward that delivers a multitude of rewards. That it ends in Donnelly’s strongest composition to date makes for literal icing on the cake
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  9. 8.0 |   Uncut

    The songwriter’s takes on treacherous relationships come with a Vampire Weekend-ish talent for a multi-part melody and Phoebe Bridgers’ ear for pertinent one-liners, the stately “Underwater”, “Move Me”, the title track and bedsit-ABBA kiss-off “Cold” all deep, powerful, overwhelming. Print edition only

  10. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Though musically more fulsome, lyrics are still key. Print edition only

  11. 7.7 |   Pitchfork

    Grounding her second album in moments of real vulnerability, the Australian singer-songwriter zeroes in on her guiding concern as a musician: how we seek and create safety
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  12. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    There are fewer sing-along moments and less of the deconstructions of power and privilege that ran beneath the incisive writing of Beware the Dogs. But in return, Donnelly has instead crafted a record that invites you to sit and experience it, taking in the thrums of synths, soulful horns, and glassy piano
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  13. 7.0 |   All Music

    It's Donnelly's strong songwriting voice - both in terms of core music and lyrics - that dominates here and is likely to re-engage fans
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  14. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    Flood is much less didactic than its predecessor — it isn't Donnelly's job to teach us, but she still demands and warrants our attention
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  15. 7.0 |   musicOMH

    The follow-up to Beware Of The Dogs showcases a different side to the Australian’s songwriting
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  16. 6.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    While Stella Donnelly's second album offers a pleasant experience, it’s unfortunately not as infectious or punchy as one could expect
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  17. 4.0 |   The Skinny

    Lacking the bark and bite of her righteous debut, the Australian musician's sophomore release simply washes over you
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