CASE STUDY 01

Daniel Caesar - CASE STUDY  01
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2019 Ratings: #663 / 757
User Score
Based on 381 ratings
2019 Ratings: #914
Liked by 5 people
June 28, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Golden Chil / Label
Neo-Soul, R&B / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

85
Earmilk

His soul and gospel background also helps us to understand why his angelic vocals, when paired with such intimate lyrics, makes him one of the most popular R&B singers and songwriters today.

80
Exclaim!

It's a solid effort by an artist who is, more or less, still a rookie, attempting to diversify his sound early on in order to avoid cementing himself into gospel music for the entirety of his career.

67
Pitchfork

While there are flashes of wisdom on Case Study 01, there are also a handful of clunky moments when Caesar’s out of his depth.

60
Highsnobiety

There’s nothing truly terrible here, but – beyond Brandy rolling back the years – there’s nothing that will make you reach for the replay button either.

60
Rolling Stone

Case Study has gorgeous moments, but it lacks the overall clarity and focus of Freudian; it is muddled from the very beginning.

60
NOW Magazine

One of Freudian's biggest strengths is the way it creates a vibe and keeps it up throughout. That carries through here to an extent, but the album feels less cohesive as he stretches out.

50
The Needle Drop

Case Study 01 sounds much less polished and labored over than Freudian—perhaps in an attempt to catch lightning in a bottle—but, more often than not, the results are less than electric.

_zeltrxn17
55
It's quite sad to hear such a great voice from a dude with great potential on a field filled of super bland and lifeless R&B. I hope next records show more hunger for more vivid songs and albums, because he can pull it off if he wants to.
WhatTheFunk
59
This second Daniel Caesar album, I was looking forward to it. The Canadian has charmed the world with his successful debut album, "Freudian", in 2017, whose sweet "Best Part", with singer H.E.R, earned him the Grammy for best R&B performance in 2019. Without surprise, "CASE STUDY 01" is a decent album. The delicate Canadian crooner dissects his moods once again, thus offering us great moments of grace, despite a vague boredom and his writing is sometimes ... read more
Tielur
32
Daniel Caesar is the equivalent to off brand cereal. The taste is there but it doesn't live up to the real thing...

I get nothing out of this album when I should. His debut was really soulful and had me wanting him to stick to that formula. Here it's just uninspired r&b that is just a carbon copy of his counter parts.
nijakiler17
78
IS DOING THIS REALLY SO INTERESTING NOW? WOW YOURE DOING ALL CAPS THAT MAKES EVERYTHING YOU DO AUTOMATICALLY DEEPER AND MORE ABSTRACT IM SO INTRIGUED NOW. I WASNT GONNA LISTEN TO THIS ALBUM THEN I SAW THE ALL CAPS TITLES AND I JUST HAD TO MY BODY WOULDNT MOVE IF I DID ANYTHING BUT LISTEN TO THIS.

Best Track: TOO DEEP TO TURN BACK
Worst Track:
Skaut
70
Don't let the release of 'Bandana' take all your attention away, Daniel Caesar has a new album after two years!

First things first my thoughts on his discography so far, before the release of this album. I've liked everything that Daniel has done so far, although his songs and sound became quite repetitive. I'm more forgiving when it comes to debut albums, seeing as it mostly a showcase of the artists talent and not a shift in sound and subject matter. With this in mind I liked Freudian a lot, ... read more
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Track List

  1. ENTROPY
  2. CYANIDE
  3. LOVE AGAIN
  4. FRONTAL LOBE MUZIK (feat. Pharrell Williams)
  5. OPEN UP
  6. RESTORE THE FEELING (feat. Sean Leon & Jacob Collier)
  7. SUPERPOSITION (feat. John Mayer)
  8. TOO DEEP TO TURN BACK
  9. COMPLEXITIES
  10. ARE YOU OK?
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