Stella Donnelly

Beware of the Dogs

2019

This album was released 10 weeks ago.

81% ±6% 15 reviews
# Song 4WIM
1 Old Man
2 Mosquito
3 Season’s Greetings
4 Allergies
5 Tricks
6 Boys Will Be Boys
7 Lunch
8 Bistro
9 Die
10 Beware of the Dogs
11 U Owe Me
12 Watching Telly
13 Face It
Rating Source
81% 4WIM Rating
90% Exclaim! Music Stella Donnelly Beware of the Dogs By Brad Garcia Published Mar 05, 2019 9 "It's never too late to be on time."
90% The Line of Best Fit
87% Consequence of Sound She kicks off with an energetic push into the action with “Old Man”, before pulling back into the threads of something a little less pop, a little more indie, which guide the rest of the album.
85% Under the Radar Magazine
85% The 405 The most notable of these was the incendiary ‘Boys Will Be Boys’, a song that just about preceded the #MeToo movement, but was pretty much the whole thing wrapped up into 4 startlingly bold minutes of uncensored reportage on “accepted” aggressive male behaviour she saw around her.
80% Loud & Quiet Her learning had come playing in cover bands around Perth, and then in the rock outfit Bells Rapids.
80% The Guardian From its opening lines, Stella Donnelly’s debut record Beware of the Dogs lulls you into a false sense of safety, letting you get up close before it bares its teeth and aims for the jugular.
80% God is in the TV Whether breezy or stripped back, each of her tunes are dipped in an introspective brutality or a sardonic twist, that reveals itself as you pay closer attention to each song.“This album made me feel like I was back in the driver’s seat.
80% DIY Magazine On ‘Beware of the Dogs’ it takes centre stage, a monument to the fact that Stella Donnelly takes no prisoners.
80% Earbuddy That song also appears on Beware of the Dogs, a title that might just be referring to sexual predators.
80% New Musical Express On ‘Mosquito’, Donnelly’s voice is backed by gorgeous harmonies and ethereal, trickling synth lines; ‘Season’s Greetings’ is a bright, full band tune stuffed with intricate details and fizzing hooks.
80% Music OMH Like her Australian compatriot Julia Jacklin‘s recent album Crushing, Stella Donnelly‘s debut is an album that repays repeated listens.
73% Paste Magazine Stella Donnelly references the ’90s one minute and ten seconds into her debut album, Beware of the Dogs.
70% Soundblab This Australian singer’s debut album is a pop delight, from jangly opener ‘Old Man’ and the clever lyrical twist in the intimately whispered ‘Mosquito’ to the hilarious political discussions at the family table during ‘Season’s Greetings’.
70% Clash It’s safe to say that Stella Donnelly is far from shy when it comes to calling out the wrongdoers in the world.