Vessel of Love

Album Review of Vessel of Love by Hollie Cook.

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Vessel of Love

Hollie Cook

Vessel of Love by Hollie Cook

Release Date: Jan 26, 2018
Record label: Merge
Genre(s): Reggae

77 Music Critic Score
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Vessel of Love - Very Good, Based on 2 Critics

AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10
80

British reggae singer Hollie Cook's third solo album isn't drastically different than her first two; she still specializes in a smooth, slightly dubby update of vintage roots and lovers rock sounds. However, Vessel of Love is clearly a step up from her previous releases. The songs are simply better written, and her vocals mesh with the production and arrangements better than they did before.

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Pitchfork - 74
Based on rating 7.4/10
74

Many women started playing music because of history’s first all-girl punk band, the Slits. But the British singer Hollie Cook launched her career as a reggae singer after being in the Slits. She was, in some sense, destined. Cook was born in 1987 to Jeni Cook, a backing singer for Culture Club, and Paul Cook, the drummer of the Sex Pistols who infamously helped steal all the gear that history-splitting band used to get started.

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