Blood is filled with gorgeous soft soundscapes. It’s 30 minutes of soft-pop, immaculate and as minimalist as Rhye can make it.
The problem is that it also feels like it’s 30 minutes of loop. There is so little dynamic or rhythmic variation that the whole album feels the same. It is far too easy to let the album just slide into the background and sit underneath your consciousness without actually taking any of it in.
Ultimately, Blood feels like it’s packaged in a thick cotton batting that you can’t take off. It leaves me with a sense of being muffled.
Recommendation: Stream It
Songs I Have a Playlist for: Count to Five, Stay Safe
Songs I would Thumbs Down: none