Cut 4 Me

Kelela - Cut 4 Me
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2013 Ratings: #120 / 1115
Year End Rank: #47
User Score
Based on 247 ratings
2013 Rank: #148
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
FACT Magazine

From the evocative title on down, there is nothing about Cut 4 Me that doesn’t challenge the listener’s expectations of what R&B can be in 2013 and beyond.

83
Pitchfork
If she wants pop stardom—if not the five-star kind like Rihanna, then at least the cultishly-adored kind like her former tourmate Solange—she couldn’t be in a better place.
80
AllMusic
Unlike most album-length remix projects, however, there's never any sense of a disconnect between the music and the vocals.
80
Exclaim!

Despite these small blemishes, Cut 4 Me grows on you like that old childhood scar you've grown fond of.

70
Tiny Mix Tapes
The problem of honesty is no longer about whether or not someone is telling the truth; it’s about whether the truth is something even in their grasp.
70
Resident Advisor
It's her restraint on the closer that best sums her up: letting its woozy Jam City beat air out over six minutes, she could easily turn it into a power ballad, but instead keeps it at a simmer. It's that kind of clever decision that makes Kelela such a promising artist.
AyeItsJoey
76

Pride Month Day 26:

A great Mixtape that highlights Kelela's left field beats and smooth sounding voice beautifully. It sounds like what you'd hear her do nowadays, even 10 years before her most recent album. A few complaints however, is still the lyricism being very bland and at some points cliche. The beats feel a bit trite at times like concepts she's explored before if I were to be nitpicky. But other than that this is a solid Mixtape.

shabrwng
85

kelela’s discography has no skips..

VIbesRUs
74

(Thanks @Stink for recommending this artist)

No beating around the bush, this is a solid mixtape.

And I mean this as a compliment, there are some shortcomings here. Starting from this point in her career, the potential is outrageous. Not to say this isn't good because it is, it's a strong enough impression on me that I have a rather high expectation now going forward in her discography. With some of the most creative bass infused R&B production I've heard, Kelela seems to have every ... read more

VIbesRUs
74

(Thanks @Stink for recommending this artist)

No beating around the bush, this is a solid mixtape.

And I mean this as a compliment, there are some shortcomings here. Starting from this point in her career, the potential is outrageous. Not to say this isn't good because it is, it's a strong enough impression on me that I have a rather high expectation now going forward in her discography. With some of the most creative bass infused R&B production I've heard, Kelela seems to have every ... read more

TBKS1
81

It's kinda crazy that despite all these years, Kelela's discography remains incredibly consistent and resonates really well with me. This is definitely her weakest album, but even for a debut the production is incredible. I love this.

Standout: Floor Show
Favorite songs: Guns & Synths, Bank Head (Extended), Cut 4 Me, Something Else
Least favorite: A Lie

77

Her weakest project but it's still good

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Added on: October 15, 2013