How To Dress Well / Total Loss
Album: Total Loss   Collection:General
Artist:How To Dress Well   Added:Oct 2012

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-12-01 Pull Date: 2013-02-03
Week Ending: Feb 3 Jan 27 Jan 20 Jan 13 Jan 6 Dec 16 Dec 9
Airplays: 2 2 1 2 1 3 2

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 12, 2016: A Visit From Drum (Valentine's)
& It Was U
4. Feb 07, 2013: The Sunset Life
Cold Nites
2. May 24, 2014: Down the Rabbit Hole
Set It Right
5. Feb 02, 2013: Everything 2.0
3. Jun 04, 2013: Heyyy Moon Buddy
& It Was U
6. Jan 31, 2013: The Sunset Life
World I Need You, Won't Be Without You

Album Review
Rasmus Rygaard
Reviewed 2012-12-01
Pretty indie r’n’b. After Tom Krell’s debut album as How To Dress Well blew up massively, he is now back with a somewhat more mature follow-up. This album feels less DIY and more well-rounded. This is a beautiful pop record, hands down. Krell’s falsetto is still spot on, and the productions here are achingly beautiful. Give this a spin if you like Active Child, Perfume Genius, and Purity Ring.
Try: 1, 2, 6, 7, 9, 10 FCC: 3

1) 3:22 * Pretty pretty music. Breathless beauty, extremely fragile. Falsetto and piano all the way.
2) 3:39 * Dark and introverted. A strange mix of Nelly Furtado and The Weekend. But oh my is it beautiful.
3) 4:29 FCC: f**king Spoken word intro. Reich-ish keys, bouncy bass line, and echo-y vocals. A cappella outro.
4) 3:17 R’n’b feel, extremely sparse and funky. Somewhat 90s-inspired, which makes everything slightly less exciting for some reason.
5) 3:06 Sparse, upbeat, and funky. Vocal-driven with plenty of percussion in the background. Dramatic backing vocals.
6) 2:52 * Pretty, instrumental. Strings and drama for everyone. Cutesy Disney climax.
7) 4:29 * Slight return to 1, but this time it’s more electronic. Bigger drums, more keys, more fun. Great suff.
8) 5:03 Fragile falsetto, hushed feel. Drums and vocals all over this one. Slow and beautiful.
9) 4:18 * Strings for everybody! A solemn pop song. Slow, dark, and moody, yet strangely uplifting. Possibly my favorite voals on here.
10) 4:48 * Heavy electronics, more beautiful vocals. Dramatic and pretty.
11) 3:13 Quiet piano pop. Manipulated vocals and all a dense soundscape towards the end.

Track Listing
1. When I Was In Trouble   6. World I Need You, Won't Be Without You
2. Cold Nites   7. Struggle
3. Say My Name Or Say Whatever   8. How Many?
4. Running Back   9. Talking To You
5. & It Was U   10. Set It Right
  11. Ocean Floor For Everything