K.T.S.E.

Teyana Taylor - K.T.S.E.
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2018 Ratings: #500 / 873
User Score
Based on 683 ratings
2018 Ratings: #475
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CRITIC REVIEWS

86
GIGsoup

With sultry lyrics, smooth RnB and Taylor's incredible vocals, 'Keep the Same Energy' is sure to ignite a fire in many, by serving distinct RnB and more.

80
The Guardian

These missteps seem a relatively small price to pay for a record that melds new and old R&B with such flair.

80
The Independent

Because Taylor’s releases are rare, she’s not restricted by genre constraints, and K.T.S.E. (Keep That Same Energy) is a pleasant surprise.

80
Highsnobiety
Don’t go in expecting a radical departure from what we know about Taylor. If you do, you’ll hang your head in defeat on your way out. But if you think about her obsession with the classics like Janet Jackson, you won’t be surprised at her penchant for showing love to classic R&B music.
78
Pitchfork
Teyana Taylor and her tremendous voice are so deft at performing modernist soul with the genre’s forebears as her backdrop, and her album features some of the best Old Kanye beats heard this year.
75
Spectrum Culture

Divorced from the Wyoming media circus, what we’re left with is a really good left-field pop album that introduces an exciting new singer to the world with all the fanfare she deserves.

75
A.V. Club

K.T.S.E. should’ve been a breakout moment for her, but it was rushed to release to hit West’s schedule, and as such feels undercooked and unfocused.

70
Rolling Stone

K.T.S.E. ends up being the most fun of any of G.O.O.D. Music's recent releases, existing without the self-seriousness that weighed down the albums from Pusha T, Kid Cudi, Nas and West himself.

67
Consequence of Sound

Through sampling soulful R&B spanning the last five decades ... Taylor creates an unapologetic record of late-night slow jams that stem from a more mature, experienced perspective.

60
Exclaim!

K.T.S.E. is a strong start with an anticlimactic finish. With a bit of additional time and effort, it could have been so much more.

60
The Needle Drop

Still lacking a distinct voice as a singer and lyricist, Teyana Taylor is frequently outshined by her collaborators on K.T.S.E.

60
PopMatters

The musical and vocal performances on K.T.S.E. are Teyana Taylor's strongest. But in terms of messaging, she still needs to get in formation.

CameronFriezer
69

Favourite: Rose in Harlem
Worst: Hurry (feat. Kanye West)

1. No Manners - 7
[I mean this isn't too bad I guess, but just needs to be a lot longer. I really like the production (not a surprise) as with the chorus but again I can't give it a good score because of what I said]

2. Gonna Love Me - 7
[This song isn't too bad but I get similar feelings from the opening the track. I just felt like I needed a little bit more lyrically or tbh just of something really, it just felt like it was missing ... read more

Davibitt1234
76

Fui apresentado a Teyana Taylor, não da melhor forma, descobri a cantora com seu álbum "The Album", um disco muito cansativo e cheio de fillers.

Porém "K.T.S.E" é totalmente o contrário de seu álbum de 2020, esse disco além de ser curto, o que ajuda a ele não ser cansativo, é um ótimo álbum r&b.

O que mais se destaca aqui são os belos vocais da artista e a ótima ... read more

MothaOfMotha12
NR

"Save your tears honey, you're a motherfucking diva, these banjee cunts can't take you, Ms. Taylor" is probably the most unironically funny thing I've ever heard.

Work this pussy, Work this pussy, Work this pussy, Work this pussy, Work this pussy, Work this pussy, Work this pussy, Work this pussy, Work this pussy, Work this pussy,

TheUltraman
86

1 No Manners - 10
2 Gonna Love Me - 10
3 Issues / Hold On - 8
4 Hurry (feat. Kanye West) - 9
5 3Way - 10
6 Rose in Harlem - 10
7 Never Would Have Made It - 10
8 WTP - 9

50

I completely forgot I listened to this album, mid tho. The only good thing about this album is the GOAT's production, oops, I meant Kanye's production.

77

31/40 = 77.5%
No Manners 3.5
Gonna Love Me 5
Issues/Hold On 5
Hurry 4
3Way 3
Rose In Harlem 4
Never Would Have Made It 4
WTP 2.5

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Track List

1No Manners
1:38
80
2Gonna Love Me
2:46
80
3Issues / Hold On
3:05
86
4Hurry
2:54
80
53Way
3:23
70
6Rose in Harlem
3:42
80
7Never Would Have Made It
2:39
70
8WTP
2:46
90
Total Length: 22 minutes
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Added on: June 23, 2018