10 Songs, 37 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The folktronica icon once more muddies her guitars with gauzy beats. After latterly charting a traditional folk-rock course, Kidsticks represents a sharp—and welcome—sonic left-turn. Or rather a sonic reverse. Aided by some taut production from Fuck Buttons’ Andrew Hung, this is Orton darting down new-but-neighbouring electronic avenues to the ones she conquered in the ‘90s. The textures she builds are mesmeric (see: the restless “Moon” and “Dawnstar”) and there’s a delicacy to her work (synth ballad “1973” and the pastoral “Corduroy Legs”) that’s genuinely refreshing.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

The folktronica icon once more muddies her guitars with gauzy beats. After latterly charting a traditional folk-rock course, Kidsticks represents a sharp—and welcome—sonic left-turn. Or rather a sonic reverse. Aided by some taut production from Fuck Buttons’ Andrew Hung, this is Orton darting down new-but-neighbouring electronic avenues to the ones she conquered in the ‘90s. The textures she builds are mesmeric (see: the restless “Moon” and “Dawnstar”) and there’s a delicacy to her work (synth ballad “1973” and the pastoral “Corduroy Legs”) that’s genuinely refreshing.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

xloveyoux3 ,

Wow..

This is amazing. Her voice is just incredible. Can't wait to hear the rest of this album.

Abbey Daddy ,

Fan flipping tasting!!!

A welcome revisit to Beth and her marvelous voice.

johnSF ,

Back to electric

I've not heard the whole album yet of course but Beth's lyrics and delivery are awesome and having her return to an electro vibe is welcome. Not that sugaring season wasn't great.....but still.

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