- Fin

Syd - Fin
CRITIC SCORE
80
Based on 10 reviews
2017 Rank: #10 / 93
USER SCORE
75
Based on
62 ratings

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81
Pitchfork

On Fin, what Syd seems to want to portray most of all is an admirable, inspirational confidence, a young woman singing and rapping while totally at ease with the beats that please her most.

80
The 405

In short, Fin is a mature, if slightly restrained debut. Unfortunately, there’s not quite enough here to get a true sense of where Syd’s long-term artistic vision will take her. Nonetheless, what Fin does, it does incredibly well - and with confidence.

80
Exclaim!

Fin is a breakout party for a Syd, who seems grateful for those who have been supportive but has a keen eye on taking things to the next level.

80
PopMatters

Syd is many wonderful things on solo debut Fin - singer, producer, all-around seductress—but most importantly, she is human, and her album is filled with all that entails.

80
GIGsoup

Syd operates in her own, self-constructed sphere. Her vulnerability is acutely present, but it lies on her own terms. She breaks when she wants to, not when we expect her to, and it's this resonant sense of calculated, defiant intimacy that raises 'Fin' to eclectic new heights.

80
The Line of Best Fit

Fin is a record of intimacy and confidence, a rare and sumptuous combination that Syd has pulled off quite remarkably.

80
Clash
‘Fin’ is one record in conversation with the others — a new model of creativity and one that has produced, at the very least, an excellent piece of work.
80
Crack Magazine

Fin is short and sweet. And over the course of its 37 minutes, the music blankets you in a comforting haze for enough time to keep your senses stimulated.

80
The Guardian

As hinted at by the record sleeve’s oceanic shadows, Fin has depths that only become more apparent the longer you spend engulfed in them.

75
Pretty Much Amazing

She comes into her own on her debut, Fin, a resounding end to adolescence and an inquisitive consideration of maturity.

EMR
70
Somber beats meet a smooth and sultry voice in this highly intimate session. While the clear aesthetics provide an interesting listen, the lack of personality in a few cuts can be a bit of a drag, but there is much to enjoy in this elegant debut.
frienderman
74
There's lots to like here, and despite its flaws, "Fin" ironically marks the beginning of an artist's development as a force to be reckoned with.
Zkull
69
Puts trap to much better use than Kehlani.
pouls
62
This new Syd album is definitively a flawed album, but it does show some potential coming from Syd. She does have a great voice, and the instrumentals in this album fit her voice really well. There is a trap influence in some of these instrumentals, and even these tracks with a trap influence fit her well. Out of all these R&B albums with trap influences, this has to be one of the better records.
There are some very good and catchy songs in Fin, like the first two tracks, All About Me, Body ... read more
BuffaloStaple
71
This was actually okay. I expected to find this thing boring as fuck but it actually a way more entertaining than I thought it would be. That being said, I could totally see why someone would say this album is boring, but for me this wasn't that bad of a listen, production was frequently very appealing and Syd's vocals have definitely improved here imo (even if they are still a little faceless). It's nothing great, but it's not a bad project, worth a shot.
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Added on: January 11, 2017