Harlan & Alondra

Buddy - Harlan & Alondra
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2018 Ratings: #30 / 550
User Score
Based on 67 ratings
2018 Ratings: #261
July 20, 2018 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Exclaim!

In essence, Harlan & Alondra feels like an older album in the same way that Buddy gives the impression of rappers from the past, but when you add in modern day energy, the album becomes very special.

90
Highsnobiety

Harlan & Alondra’s eclectic, sun-soaked feel doesn’t out-stay its welcome, and is as culturally vital as it is refreshing.

85
The Line of Best Fit

Harlan & Alondra will have to be crowbarred out of end-of-year lists come December. An absolute triumph.

80
Northern Transmissions

On their newest record, Buddy brings infectious rhythms again and again, while delivering stories from the heart that will leave you heartbroken at times.

80
HipHopDX

Buddy’s self-acceptance ensures his future in Hip Hop is bright and shines through on Harlan & Alonda. The pursuit of his goals has finally paid off with this grand debut.

74
Pitchfork

Unlike many of his more prominent regional peers, he’s no street rapper; his perspective is largely that of a bystander, close enough to suffer the turbulence but removed enough to avoid succumbing to it.

Aug 8, 2018
AZIZ
57
This ain't it.
Jul 24, 2018
Z.Younk
65
I've enjoyed Buddy's laid back introspective ambient Cali vibes since Idle Time, and while some of this is very good, I could do without some of the full-pop (Khalid feat.) and without some of the cliche bars ("fuck donald trump" I mean I agree, but everyone's said it and there's no context here lol).
Jul 25, 2018
chunderz
77
On 'Harlan & Alondra,' Buddy offers a tantalising debut thanks largely to his ability to flow effortlessly while constructing rich narratives that elude to his past, while also looking to the future.

Favourite tracks: Shameless, Black, The Blue, Trippin'
Sep 4, 2018
baffledstereo
85
Harlan & Alondra puts Buddy’s impressive rapping and singing skills on display, showcasing his abilities as a full-fledged entertainer.

https://baffledstereo.wordpress.com/2018/08/25/review-buddy-harlan-alondra/
Aug 14, 2018
CLOVDo
80
Soulful album good for chill moods, might be a little too chill tho, i dont see myself returning to the album much besides maybe one song. Either way its a very enjoyable album.
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Track List

  1. Real Life Shit
  2. Shameless (feat. Guapdad 4000)
  3. Black (feat. A$AP Ferg)
  4. Hey Up There (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
  5. Legend
  6. Trouble on Central
  7. The Blue (feat. Snoop Dogg)
  8. Speechless
  9. Young
  10. Trippin' (feat. Khalid)
  11. Find Me 2
  12. Shine
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Added on: June 20, 2018