AOTY 2018

Dear Annie

Rejjie Snow - Dear Annie
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2018 Ratings: #358 / 702
User Score
Based on 106 ratings
2018 Ratings: #522
February 16, 2018 / Release Date
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300 / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
NME

It’s a record that should rightfully become one of the defining hip-hop releases of 2018.

80
Crack Magazine

It feels like he’s holding your hand, taking you both externally down his streets and his world, and internally through the tangled tendrils of his own psyche. You remain a willing passenger because the sounds Snow couches his visions in are just so damn addictive. One of the most delicious debuts of the year so far.

80
The Guardian

Though it’s hard to hear his Dublin roots on this long-awaited debut, Snow’s conversion to soft-voiced Brooklyn seducer is convincing and stylish.

70
musicOMH

Overall Dear Annie is pleasant ... but it could have benefitted from losing some filler and gaining just a little more dynamism from Rejjie himself.

60
Loud and Quiet

Rejjie is a loveable rapper with a lot of promise when we can hear his personality, but he frequently fades into the background on his own album.

55
Pitchfork
He’s so dedicated to synthesizing his most obvious influences—channeling Tyler, the Creator and N.E.R.D. down to their throat-clearing ad-libs and neo-New Jack funk—that he hasn’t quite established an identity of his own. That failing doesn’t dull the jams or diminish his evident potential, but it does hold him back.
jordymusic
45
Dear Annie is a well produced record which has a couple good instrumentals buried amongst the 20 tracks, the record gets really repetitive though and the formula is mostly one-note

Rejjie Snows rapping is the main downfall of the record, I just cant get with rap vocals so flat and colourless and his lyrics really don't feel like they're coming from a place of passion

There's little personality in Dear Annie, it's a record of immature content which doesn't even aim to be anything spectacular
liammenzies
68
Instrumentally this album shines but Rejjie himself is what holds this album back from being something truly special.
itsyahboinoah
53
One word to describe this album is ""under-whelming"".
KTOM
87
Beautiful sound all the way through this album, it keeps a vibe which is the sign of a well thought out and orchestrated album. Production is crisp and warm, perfect length.
Only thing stopping this from being a 100 is would like a couple of funkier tracks in this to mix it up a bit, but other than that - which isn't really a fault, best album of the year so far.
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MISC LISTS

#7/NME (First Half)

Track List

  1. Hello
  2. Rainbows
  3. The Wonderful World of Annie
  4. 23
  5. Pink Lemonade
  6. Skinny Jasmine Intermission
  7. Mon Amour
  8. Oh No!
  9. Spaceships
  10. Egyptian Luvr (feat. Aminé and Dana Williams)
  11. The Ends
  12. Room 27
  13. Désolé
  14. The Rain
  15. Skateboard P Intermission
  16. Lmfao
  17. Bye Polar
  18. Charlie Brown
  19. Annie
  20. Greatness
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Added on: February 12, 2018