"The Adele for people into radical politics’, a UK 2018 equivalent to the Tapestry-era Carole King, Carol Hodge's album is a masterpiece from the margins"
LOUDER THAN WAR (full review here)
"There is not a bad song on this album. Carol is undoubtedly one of the country's supremely talented songwriters and deserves to have people shouting from the rooftops about her talent"
THE GINGER QUIFF ( full review here)
"Carol has a powerful voice which is at times enchanting, enthralling and at times hypnotising. She has the clarity of Karen Carpenter and I can hear elements of Patti Smith’s softer moments and a dash of Marcella Detroit...This is a great album with not a duff track in sight, you need this album in your life!"
WITH JUST A HINT OF MAYHEM (full review here)
"...close to the bone, but deeply connecting, and full of songs I wish I wrote. With a vocal delivery so emotive and impassioned, I feel that this album is important, and the world’s record collection is incomplete without it. 9/10"
DESIGN A GIG (full review here)
"This is self-expression as therapy; a transmutation of demons and frustrations into something often gleeful but still threaded through with the melancholy of the everyday struggle. 7/10"
GHOSTCULT (full review here)
"This album represents one of those brilliant moments in life when you receive an album that just immediately clicks on almost every level...Do yourself a favor and give this album some listens and a purchase. We need to keep hearing more songs by Hodge."
RPM ONLINE (full review here)
"Surely, though, there’s no point in having a Savage Purge if you are just going to remain the same. The ten songs here aren’t designed for children’s parties, but oddly they are uplifting. You can file it under “Uneasy Listening” if you like, but “Savage Purge” is a work of real skill and – if this doesn’t sound too incongruous – a real bleak beauty. 7.5/10"
MAXIMUM VOLUME MUSIC (full review here)