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The Line of Best Fit

By coming to terms with the past and allowing its release, Jai has allowed fans new and old to come together over this music; music that sent huge ripples round the internet, to many of today’s greatest artists. In 2013 we lost sight of Jai Paul, but we gained this perfect, imperfect record.

89
Pitchfork

Throughout Bait Ones, Paul sounds like he’s battling his own tentativeness, as he oscillates between indecision and bravado.

60
The Needle Drop

Now that it’s officially out, Anthony revisits Jai Paul’s coveted demo project that originally leaked in 2013.

luna128
75

Greatest album never made.

exception
35

EDIT: Jesus Fucking christ people. I retract all of the original review. This is a perfect album (100/100).
My biggest problem was the 6 year gap between the leak and official release. Waiting 6 years does nothing to further your career, nothing to better the situation, and my first thought was "Hmm 6 years later and its released out of nowhere. He needs money." I get that there are personal issues that come into play, but I really dont care about that. If Jai Paul truly wanted ... read more

PipePanic
70

So we all now about the story. We all know about the leak. We all know about the infamous deflowering of what could have been one of the most impressive debut albums of all time. We all know how depressing, sad, and truly horrific Jai Paul's hand was dealt in the modern music world.

But how is the album?

Well, it's different for sure. His blend of pop/RnB/electronic music leans on more towards the experimental side for sure, with thumping beats packed with odd-tinged synthesizers that bend ... read more

Kuchy
80

Catching up on albums before I forcefully join the Israeli Army - #38

Was always interested in listening to this album, and now I finally got to it - it's pretty cool. Of course it's unfinished, so in my eyes it can't be perfect (most of the songs have fadeouts and it's so annoying), but I really enjoyed it non the less. Very unique production, great songwriting, and overall fun vibes. Really interested to see what Jai Paul will do in the future (hopefully it's soon, since he performed in ... read more

Oscar4161
86

The first 40 s made me thin that this would be the best album oat

donnason
90

10 years later and I'm still partial to the potential this project could have had
Still a good listen

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Added on: June 1, 2019