Anna Calvi



This album was released 46 weeks ago.

76% ±12% 20 reviews
# Song 4WIM
1 As a Man
2 Hunter
3 Don’t Beat the Girl out of My Boy
4 Indies or Paradise
5 Swimming Pool
6 Alpha
7 Chain
8 Wish
9 Away
10 Eden
Rating Source
76% 4WIM Rating
100% God is in the TV When Anna Calvi checked out of her Cheap Hotel and embarked on her solo career courtesy of a riveting performance on Later with Jools Holland in April 2011, she set new standards for virtuoso musicality and total focus (110% as the soccer pundits would say).
100% The Guardian
90% Pop Matters On Hunter, Anna Calvi displays an understanding of that truism in a way that few contemporary performers and pretenders can even begin to claim.
85% GIGsoup The long wait between her 2013 record ‘One Breath’ and her new album ‘Hunter’ has evidently given her time to reflect on these issues and create art that is a step forward not only in terms of defining her sound but also in redefining the heteronormative expectations that have been set for her.
83% Nöjesguiden Med assistans av den australiensiske veteranproducenten Nick Launay, som bland annat arbetat med Nick Cave ända sedan Birthday Party, hittar Anna Calvi ett mäktigt hotfullt muller.
80% Exclaim! Music Anna Calvi Hunter By Matthew Blenkarn Published Aug 26, 2018 8 Anna Calvi may be indie rock's most accomplished pleasure seeker.
80% The Line of Best Fit Anna Calvi is on defiant form on third album Hunter, her most explicitly queer, feminist record yet.
80% Soundblab Here we find Twickenham’s guitar virtuoso Anna Calvi wearing her trademark bright red lipstick, drenched in sweat with hair stuck to her face and her eyes distant and thoughtful.
80% New Musical Express On howling album highlight ‘Chain’, she constantly wanders between being girl and boy, revelling in every moment of the chase.
80% Clash On her 2011 debut she was finding her voice, on its follow she was learning her craft, but on her third album ‘Hunter’ she is the definitive article.‘Hunter’ is a brave album that should be commended, recommended and played to death.
78% Earbuddy A lot of the buzz for Anna Calvi‘s new record, Hunter, frames it as her “feminist” record, her “queer” record, or her record “about gender”.
76% Paste Magazine A classically trained violinist, Calvi’s won kudos for her guitar work, songwriting and unique style.
70% Slant Magazine
70% Loud & Quiet Through the process of making this record and writing these songs I found myself questioning whether I wanted to identify as a ‘woman’, with the limitations that label brings,” explains Calvi.
70% The 405 Perhaps it’s that her musical realm is so dominated by male musicians, or that she sounds just a little too similar to PJ Harvey’s 1990s material – but neither of those are substantial reasons for Calvi not to thrive.
60% The Arts Desk This album starts on a slightly odd footing, thanks to the opener 'As a Man'€ having phrases that sound by turns a lot like Propellorheads and Shirley Bassey's 'History Repeating'€ and Grace Jones's cover of Flash And The Pan's 'Walking in the Rain'€.
60% Laut Fallen ihre Texte auf "Hunter" direkt und deutlich aus, will ihrer neuer Sound am liebsten mit jeder Note gefallen.
60% Irish Times Her style draws from such saintly sources as spaghetti western flicks, Eno art pop, 1960s beat music and James Bond themes, but viewed through the English woman’s distinct gothic lens.
60% Music OMH Back in 2011, Anna Calvi's eponymous debut album seemed to herald the arrival of a highly distinctive, important new artist.
60% DIY Magazine On new album ‘Hunter’, she tackles sexuality and gender in a bold and theatrical way that’s harsh in some places yet beautiful in others, a stomping rock opera of ten tracks all held together by a common theme.