15 Songs, 1 Hour 3 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Hozier's self-titled debut is a spine-tingling tour of soulful rock ’n’ roll. The Irish singer/songwriter sets the stage with "Take Me to Church,” where a lover’s lament unfolds with a dose of gothic drama. Hozier’s openhearted storytelling is paired with dusky, understated soul (“Someone New”), explosive blues-rock (“Jackie and Wilson”), and shadowy love ballads (“In a Week”).

EDITORS’ NOTES

Hozier's self-titled debut is a spine-tingling tour of soulful rock ’n’ roll. The Irish singer/songwriter sets the stage with "Take Me to Church,” where a lover’s lament unfolds with a dose of gothic drama. Hozier’s openhearted storytelling is paired with dusky, understated soul (“Someone New”), explosive blues-rock (“Jackie and Wilson”), and shadowy love ballads (“In a Week”).

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
3.2K Ratings

3.2K Ratings

A2Townie ,

A Tremendous Achievement

Hozier deftly draws from blues, folk and soul to create an album that is mesmerizing, deeply satisfying and completely unique. Recorded almost entirely in the quiet space of his attic in Wicklow, the album has the feel of the listener being invited in to witness and experience a young man's coming of age. Each track demonstrates an emotional maturity in the arrangement, vocals and lyrics that is very rarely seen in a debut album. Timeless and hauntingly beautiful, this is a once in a generation album on par with Carol King's Tapestry or Elton John's Tumbleweed Collection.

Claybonsipharo ,

This guy has soul

The man has a voice of solid gold. Pretty good content and excellent lyrical skill. I feel like this guy could really blow up. Either way the music is excellent.

Sharon Miller ,

Exceptional

Love the vibe of this group. Soulful music. My new fave.

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