A Western Circular

Wilma Archer - A Western Circular
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2020 Ratings: #66 / 262
User Score
Based on 45 ratings
2020 Ratings: #144
Liked by 4 people
April 3, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Domino / Label
Nu Jazz / Genres
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This album is unfortunately brimming with untapped potential, from my perspective. There are some very strong guest features and some bright instrumental moments, but most of the tracks feel lost inevitably. This is especially true of the early tracks that are going for the chill and relaxed vibes that inevitably just leave you mostly disengaged rather than feeling mellowed out; there might as well be nothing on for these few beginning instrumental tracks.

Things pick up when the voice of MF ... read more
Wilma Archer has made an interesting, great-sounding album that falters a bit when trying to grab your attention with some real oomph behind the jazzy, zen instrumentals.

Rating - Good (70-79/100)
Wilma Archer caught my attention by way of a pretty solid collab debut with Odd Future alum Pyramid Vritra. Then again with a YouTube upload of a single featuring a surprise appearance from none other than my favorite rapper of all time, MF DOOM, delivering some of his best bars in years. Despite these prominent hip hop features, the bulk of Wilma's work is far from it. It's more like chill electro with some jazz influences. Like his debut, he works best with vocals. On this album he has a few ... read more
I'm still waiting for that breakout project from Wilma Archer, cause this ain't it.

The potential is here. The album's value is drowned out but too many lazy melodies and uninspired concepts.

Last Sniff still goes hard.
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Track List

  1. Western Circular
  2. Scarecrow
  3. Last Sniff (feat. MF DOOM)
  4. Killing Crab
  5. The Boon (feat. Samuel T. Herring)
  6. Cheater (feat. Sudan Archives)
  7. Cures & Wounds
  8. Decades (feat. Laura Groves & Samuel T. Herring)
  9. Ugly Feelings (Again)
  10. Worse off West
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Added on: January 20, 2020