Kadhja Bonet - Childqueen
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2018 Ratings: #64 / 369
User Score
Based on 53 ratings
2018 Ratings: #26
Your Review


Northern Transmissions
With her mix of memorable melodies, retro tones and timeless well…everything, Bonet makes a classic that would fit across the last 60 or so years of music.

Childqueen demands patience and a receptive ear to pick up on the care and detail Bonet has taken in crafting every moment. She is in complete control of her artistry, having honed her skills as a composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist. Bonet remains an enigma — one we are lucky to hear.


There are still retro elements to it, hints of gentle psychedelia and jaunts into 1970s funk and soul, but comparing Bonet and her artistic output to anything else misses the point of Childqueen: that Bonet not only is one of a kind but knows exactly how to show it.

The 405

Our great-great-grandmothers’ voices resonate throughout Childqueen as vividly as our unborn children in a never-ending autophagic cycle, reminding us that we are all pure, beautiful and sacred, and that no dominating power is de facto dominating if not exerted with unconditional love.

God Is in the TV

Childqueen sees Kadhja Bonet speak about freedom but also demonstrates it with her wonderful instrumental skill and effortless vocal power to take listeners to their own dreamy places.


Arranged, performed, produced, and mixed by Bonet alone, Childqueen is a labor of willful independence.

The Line of Best Fit

With Childqueen ... Bonet finds her feet firmly back on Earth.

Loud and Quiet
The album creates a beautifully insular world of a more innocent time. The problem is that it’s so disconnected from present day that it’s more like unearthing a lost soul classic than a genuinely new release.
Jun 22, 2018
An intriguing and promising debut, and certainly one of the more unique pop records of 2018 thus far.
Jun 8, 2018*
one of the best pop projects of the current year and one of the best pop debuts of the decade.

favorite tracks: well.. guess all of them.
Jun 18, 2018
An etherial, psychedelic and gripping acid drip, drenched in sun. A perfect summer album.

Best tracks: Childqueen, Delphine, Μother Maybe.
Jun 15, 2018
A voice as enchanting as Bonet's is hard to find and on Childqueen, she uses it to the fullest extent.
Jun 12, 2018
Love the production particularly. So immersive.
Faves: Delphine, Wings
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Track List
  1. Procession
  2. Childqueen
  3. Another Time Lover
  4. Delphine
  5. Thoughts Around Tea
  6. Joy
  7. Wings
  8. Mother Maybe
  9. Second Wind
  10. ...
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Added on: April 3, 2018