Brown Sugar

D'Angelo - Brown Sugar
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
1995 Ratings: #39 / 432
User Score
Based on 126 ratings
1995 Ratings: #15
July 3, 1995 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
AllMusic
D'Angelo concentrates on classic versions of soul and R&B, but unlike most of his contemporaries, he doesn't cut and paste older songs with hip-hop beats; instead, he attacks the forms with a hip-hop attitude, breathing new life into traditional forms.
80
Rolling Stone
No matter how delicate or dusty sounding a track may be, D'Angelo flips the script with B-boy savoir-faire: He makes the nasty rhythms bubbling underneath his multilayered love songs seem old and new at the same time.
tha138
78
The talented Mr D'Angelo uses organic brown sugar and proves to be healthier not only for the body but also for the soul.
Midline
95
I honestly think D probably has the most consistent and greatest discography of any musician. This is a genre-defining record that paved a glorious path forward for music in this lane. Smooth and Higher absolutely slap to the hardest degree. 5-minute tracks and each and everyone never ever drag thanks to the nuance in D's voice and the silky smooth instrumentation that's more layered than a layered cake.

Brooding, enchanting and of course sexy Brown Sugar is a capsule of the 1990s in it's ... read more
PipePanic
80
Let it be known: This album sounds like sex. It's a smooth, sexual and extremely intimate record that doesn't bore or disgust you with how "hot" it is. The album earns it's sexual nature, by not shoving it down your throat (hehe), but allowing you to click into it's groove. And with 10 tracks spanning 53 minutes, (even if it does drag slightly by the end) it's an easy ride that you can easily take again, however it doesn't change or shake up the formula that much. If you like ... read more
BruhMan
94
FAVORITE TRACKS: Brown Sugar, Alright, Jonz in My Bonz, Sh*t, Damn, Motherf*cker, Cruisin'& When We Get By
IvoBraga
90
This album is about sex, and it's great!
Now without any jokes I loved this record, first time checking D'Angelo's discography and i'm already in love, the only problem I have with this album is that it drags a little bit towards the end.

1. Brown Sugar - 9.5 /This was good af wtf
2. Alright - 9.5 /Why does this album sound like sex all over the place
3. Jonz in My Bonz - 8.5 /Oh I'm getting it now
4. Me and Those Dreamin' Eyes of Mine - 9
5. Sh*t, Damn, Motherf*cker - 9
6. Smooth - 9
7. ... read more
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Track List

  1. Brown Sugar
  2. Alright
  3. Jonz in My Bonz
  4. Me and Those Dreamin' Eyes of Mine
  5. Sh*t, Damn, Motherf*cker
  6. Smooth
  7. Cruisin'
  8. When We Get By
  9. Lady
  10. Higher
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