AOTY 2020

Essentials

Erika De Casier - Essentials
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Based on 88 ratings
2019 Ratings: #82
May 16, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Independent Jeep Music / Label
R&B, Alternative R&B / Genres
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Tsareena
85
Great debut from Erika De Casier. Love the 90s rnb vibes and the early Janet vibes. She did a great job being inspired by that sound without sounding reductive. A really chill listen.
Faves: Rainy, Do My Thing, Little Bit
TRaj
86
In my opinion, It is easier to make a complex substance better than a subtle record really good.
lovecycles
78
this album is so sexy and sultry and hypnotizing... there's this icy, winter day typa feeling to it, like getting cozy in the sofa under your favorite blanket, just relaxing and staring into nothing in particular... erika's vocals are as sweet as honey; her voice matches with the 90's throwback production so good it's unbelievable, and i also loved the way even though her inspirations here are very clear and present, de casier still managed to create her own sound with the subtle modern fusions ... read more
euphoricnites
84
The debut album from Erika De Casier is a fusion of nostalgic 90s rnb and the experimentation of modern alternative rnb, resulting in a record that is clear in its inspirations and loyal to them, creating a timeless album.
Favorite Tracks: Do My Thing, Little Bit, What U Wanna Do?, Good Time, Space (theres a lot of good songs haha)
Least Favorite Track: Story of My Life
BruhMan
76
A bunch of great tracks all over but I can't deny this Is way too chill and one dimensional.

1. The Flow: 8 ✔️
2. Do My Thing: 8 ✔️
3. Good Time: 8 ✔️
4. Little Bit: 8 ✔️
5. Intimate: 7 ✔️
6. Puppy Love: 8 ✔️
7. Photo of You: 7 ✔️
8. What U Wanna Do?: 7 ✔️
9. Rainy: 7
10. Space: 7 ✔️
11. Story of My Life: 6 ❌
12. Intimate (Club Mix): 6
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Track List

  1. The Flow
  2. Do My Thing
  3. Good Time
  4. Little Bit
  5. Intimate
  6. Puppy Love
  7. Photo of You
  8. What U Wanna Do?
  9. Rainy
  10. Space
  11. Story of My Life
  12. Intimate (Club Mix)
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Added on: May 16, 2019