KAYTRANADA - Bubba
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2019 Ratings: #250 / 766
User Score
Based on 465 ratings
2019 Ratings: #297
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CRITIC REVIEWS

81
Pitchfork

With an exceptional collaborative spirit and a highly refined sound, Kaytranada blesses this woeful decade with one last great dance record.

80
Exclaim!

Though some might argue the new album doesn't go far enough to deviate from Kaytranada's tried-and-true formula, BUBBA presents a much more cohesive effort and united front from start to finish.

80
Northern Transmissions

Kaytranda expands on the sonic palate of his debut and has crafted an album that will please fans and newbies alike.

80
The Line of Best Fit

A record which builds on its predecessor's legacy, albeit directed a little more consciously at the dancefloor.

80
musicOMH

A record that’s packed with goodies and effortlessly cool.

80
NME

Kaytranada's stripped-back follow-up to 99.9% makes a late surge for the year's most addictive club record.

72
Paste

The new LP is a touch less bombastic than its predecessor, but its freedom and euphoria arrive via beats not all that different from Kay’s past tunes.

70
Clash

It is a mixed bag in every sense – starting from Kaytranada’s very own USP, a genre-defying lo-fi neo soul generated by a sophisticated sound palate, that made him famous.

BuffaloStaple
80
Albums that fall into the ballpark of electronic beat music always work best when each song follows a consistent theme or tone in my eyes, and I think Kaytranada gets that. I've been seeing some people say that the album suffers from being 'samey', and I can understand that, Kaytranada's style isn't the most eyebrow raising thing in the world so hearing that for 50 mins could be tiring for some, but for me personally the fact that it's 'samey' is by far its absolute biggest strength. 'Bubba' ... read more
PatrickL0419
81
shit bumps
El_Bark
70
quality-wise, i started to notice how some of the beats were a bit "samey". BUT WE NEED MORE MUSIC THAT GETS YO ASS UP AND WANNA DANCE AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT KAYTRA DID HERE, I'VE PLAYED "GO DJ" ABOUT 100 TIMES
DCCXX
30
In ways similar to my first listen throughs of Apollo XXI by Steve Lacy, Toro y Moi's Outer Peace and Solange's When I Get Home, I just kept asking when the album would start. The first five tracks on BUBBA don't really have anything to sink your teeth into, and just feel in a confused midpoint between mixtape demo and studio track. The only real memorable track doesn't come until nearly twenty minutes in, with the track Need It. With an part-ethereal, part-groovy instrumental that juxtaposes ... read more
Majoris
85
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At this point, I would say that my favorite music genres are hip-hop, R&B and electronic. With that said, I think it's a pretty neat thing to crossover genres for an album, especially when it is two of my favorite genres. Some of my favorite songs of all time do that, such as 'Never Catch Me', 'Dead Man's Tetris' and 'Yeah Right'. These are some examples of when hip-hop meets electronic music. There are some great albums out there to do that. Luckily, this ... read more
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Track List

  1. Do It
  2. 2 The Music (feat. Iman Omari)
  3. Go DJ (feat. SiR)
  4. Gray Area (feat. Mick Jenkins)
  5. Puff Lah
  6. 10% (feat. Kali Uchis)
  7. Need It (feat. Masego)
  8. Taste (feat. VanJess)
  9. Oh No (feat. Estelle)
  10. What You Need (feat. Charlotte Day Wilson)
  11. Vex Oh (feat. GoldLink, Eight9fly & ARI)
  12. Scared To Death
  13. Freefall (feat. Durand Bernarr)
  14. Culture (feat. Teedra Moses)
  15. The Worst In Me (feat. Tinashe)
  16. September 21
  17. Midsection (feat. Pharrell Williams)
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Added on: December 9, 2019