Solange - A Seat at the Table

Solange - A Seat at the Table
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82
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2016 Rank: #8
2016 Alternative R&B: #2
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Sep 30, 2016
Leozao
80
Congrats to Beyonce on the second best album in the family this year!
Dec 13, 2016
austincrane235
82
I was forced to relisten to this after P4k called it #1 of the year, and I don't think I gave it a fair shot when it came out. This is pretty good. My favorite aspect of this album is the production. Smooth, soulful beats with lots of interesting and unexpected layers. The effect that's created is this feeling of cohesion running throughout the project that I appreciate. Sometimes the album gets a little sleepy, but overall I thought this was solid. Glad I gave it a second chance
Oct 16, 2016
88
It's stupid to say that this is just music, I mean, there's so much culture, discussion and strenght in this album, like it can trascend the state of being just art and become a source for identity and history. However, if it comes down to purely what reaches the ear, Solange's A Seat at the Table finds her in a position of self-empowerment, universal access and thought-provoking lyrics. The interludes give cohesion and guide you through it all, they give you words worth on checking them out, ... read more
Dec 18, 2016
JustAReflektor
12
Yeah I'll Give You A Seat At My Table

Yeah I'll Honk My Hogs

Yeah I'll Spank My Dogs

Yeah I'll Chew Your Nub

Yeah I'll Kiss a Skunk

what is that shit in her hair
Oct 5, 2016
EMR
73
Curious to see how the two sisters have found themselves special places in the large pop spectrum, ocasionally aiming for similar approaches in composition and stance, but drifting away completely when talking about wider recognition and conceptual development. This record is probably her best work to date, and, if it wasn't for a few lackluster cuts on the later part, she could've gone much farther. Anyways, it is quite clear that Solange is reaching out for a much more mature and ambitious ... read more
Jan 5, 2017
pouls
69
I get it that this album has a much bigger message behind it, and I am aware that this album's themes are socially relevant, but I just cannot get into this album.
This album passed like an eternity, and even though I like what she is trying to do here, this album had [INTERLUDE 1] some [INTERLUDE 2] really [INTERLUDE 3] uninteresting [INTERLUDE 4] moments [INTERLUDE 5] and a handful of [INTERLUDE 6] interludes, and while some people might defend these interludes, saying that they are relevant ... read more
Feb 3, 2017
100
it has beautiful songs in it.
u can listen it quickly with her beautiful voice.
and i liked every track so im giving it 100 :)

-i think it's better than lemonade.
Jan 17, 2017
SeaBass
90
I feel like this was one of the least expected albums this year to be as good as it was. An R&B/neo soul album with massive heart and strong messages. It’s a lovely listen, as the instrumentation is smooth and full of funk. Her voice is wonderful, her story telling precise, using interludes, narrated by others, as great bridges between songs. As such this album isn’t only about herself, it’s about the black experience in the US, in a way the r&b equivalent to To Pimp a ... read more
Jan 7, 2017
LuisDR
85
El álbum es mejor que Lemonade de su hermana Beyonce
Dec 27, 2016
raymon
88
This album is sneakily good. Solange somehow is able to show the frustration of African-Americans over these past few years in an album that flows peacefully. It gets better with each listen, and it flows from track to track with no skip in beat. It is truly an engaging listen from beginning to end, and it is a contender for AOTY.
Dec 17, 2016
kidhead
86
shes the best knowles
Nov 16, 2016
dyelir
88
No song this year is such an arresting personal statement as "Cranes In The Sky". R&B traditionalists will love this album and for those who are skeptical of the resurgence of Beyonce's sister, just know this is on-par with Lemonade and Beyonce. However, instead of album-long commentaries on marriage and partnership, what A Seat At The Table does is bring the psyche of the black American female to the forefront of the listener's mind.
Mar 26, 2017
daFigz
83
Admittedly, I've come late to this release. Essentially, I have given up chasing the latest and greatest and opted for the collection of music to suit my taste while substantially contributing to the diversity of styles I now enjoy. Moving at my pace. Get it? I'm not too snobby... Nerdier perhaps... Silently hip... In my own mind, of course. With all that being shared, Solange's 'A Seat At The Table' is an actual delicacy. Her Socio-economic bent runs parallel to my own. So, I celebrate this ... read more
Mar 1, 2017*
86
Best Track:
Don't Touch My Hair
Worst Track:
Junie
Feb 2, 2017
JAM
45
While I respect how focused Solange is on "A Seat At The Table", I fail to invest into the music. Solange successfully wraps this project into a unified body, but as for sound of this record, I don't feel anything special about this. The production is basic and dragging. A simple beat of a drum is most of what is presented. And her hush voice falls short of filling the large amount dead space that is needed to make this project feel lively. And even if theres a time in the album where ... read more
Jan 17, 2017
john95
79
Just an opinion. Beyonce is an unbelievably skilled singer. Solange is a very skilled singer and also a very skilled songwriter. If only the record was shorter... I find it to be very interesting though.
Jan 16, 2017
Kokolores
83
This album is in a pleasent way harmonious, honest, straight, artfull and therefore moving and very welcome.
Jan 14, 2017
isthatramoon
68
2. Weary: 73
4. Cranes In The Sky: 86
6. Mad: 64
7. Don't You Wait: 55
9. Don't Touch My Hair: 86
11. Where Do We Go: 64
13. F.U.B.U: 58
14. Borderline: 56
16. Junie: 57
18. Don't Wish Me Well: 57
20. Scales: 60

12 Conjunto: 80
Jan 2, 2017
80
I do find this to be pretty good.
Dec 16, 2016
Bang
85
Great R&B LP from Solange. This album, in my opinion, cannot even be compared to Lemonade. It's R&B, sure. But it's much more minimalist and clean. It's an entirely different aesthetic.

(PS: Holy shit. Lil' Wayne's verse was okay.)
Dec 14, 2016*
ryansliao
80
This is very solid expose on black culture and the atmospheric production combines with Solange's angelic voice very well. Some songs lack in energy but overall I really did think this was great.

Best Tracks: Rise, Weary, Cranes in the Sky, Mad, F.U.B.U., Borderline

Worst Tracks: Scales
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Don't Touch My Hair

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Watch Solange’s Stunning Tonight Show Performance
Watch Solange’s Stunning Tonight Show Performance
Watch Solange perform on SNL
Watch Solange perform on SNL
Watch: Solange - "Cranes in the Sky" (Official Video)
Watch: Solange - "Cranes in the Sky" (Official Video)
Watch: Solange - "Don't Touch My Hair" (Official Video)
Watch: Solange - "Don't Touch My Hair" (Official Video)
Stream Solange’s new album A Seat at the Table
Stream Solange’s new album A Seat at the Table
Solange Releasing New Album 'A Seat at the Table' This Friday
Solange Releasing New Album 'A Seat at the Table' This Friday
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