AOTY 2020
Rosie Lowe - YU
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2019 Ratings: #265 / 758
User Score
Based on 59 ratings
2019 Ratings: #365
Liked by 1 person
May 10, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Wolf Tone, Caroline International / Label
Synth Funk, R&B / Genres
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Must hear album
For Alternative R&B fans
Never heard of her before but somehow stumbled on Birdsong and omg that song is sexy af. After listening to the album I can also say that about the whole thing haha, especially the production is incredible!
Edit: fuck, this is one of the best albums this year, I can't stop listening!
Favorites: Birdsong (one of the best songs of the year), Pharoah, Little Bird, Mango, ITILY, The Way and Royalty.
Gorgeous rnb album from Rosie Lowe and step up from her debut. Songs on being confident in who you are mixed with very sexy ones that paint the picture of a strong woman catching feelings but still holding on to her identity and her strength. Love the production and her vocals on this.
Faves: Birdsong, Mango/ ITILY (The transition from Mango to ITILY whew), Royalty
A swooning collection of lush, confident RnB tinged electronica from a talented roster of collaborators (Jamie Woon, Jamie Jidell, Jay Electronica) that feels ultimately fresh and mature. This is her winning streak.
YU guides the listener in and out of a romantic chasm full of familiar lush synths and subtle sticky melodies. There’s something about Rosie’s sultry rhythm that puts me in a trance without becoming tiresome. Engaging from front to back, YU is an ease to replay with little to no filler in sight. And might I add, a vinyl must.
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Year End Lists


Track List

  1. Lifeline
  2. The Way (feat. Jay Electronica)
  3. Birdsong
  4. Pharoah
  5. Valium
  6. Mango
  7. ITILY
  8. Little Bird
  9. Royalty
  10. Body / Blood
  11. UEMM
  12. Shoulder
  13. Apologise
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Added on: January 28, 2019