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2020 Ratings: #324
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Not being really familiar with Nnamdi Ogbonnaya before this new album, I must say that BRAT is a fascinating experience, which despite its flaws, remains very interesting and endearing. It's a bit of a nice surprise of this week's releases when you think about it. Nnamdi Ogbonnaya has created and directed a zany character who arouses curiosity and offers as much interest in his content as in what he is trying to make us experience. In plunging his career, I think there are as many good things ... read more
Wow. If you're seeing this in your feed and haven't listened to this album, do yourself a favor and check it out. BRAT is an album that defies genre and subverts expectations at every turn. At times chaotic and happy and at other times watery and downtrodden, NNAMDI genre mashes with ease, creating a superb album that explores all corners of modern experimental styles of pop, hip hop, and r&b. BRAT is an art pop album in the purest sense of the word.
If there were any way to describe BRAT easily, which there isn't, then I would describe this album as varied. NNAMDÏ goes in so many odd directions with his music here that it's often head spinning trying to keep up. BRAT can't be boxed into trap music even if it dabbles in it, can't be shoehorned into R&B even if elements of it are expressed, and can't even be easily categorized as abstract hip hop in my mind even if the abstraction is through the roof. There are pieces of this that ... read more
I came into this album not knowing anything about the artist or what sort of music the artists creates. I came out none the wiser. I don't mean this in a bad way, mind. This is genre bending done very very well. So well in fact the album still felt very cohesive, the songs felt relevant to eachother, somewhat a rarity in genre bending attempts.
There were a few standout tracks here, such as 'Wasted', an immersive R&B sort of track which was followed by 'Glass Casket', a slow chilled song in ... read more

There is an almost inexplicable beauty in listening to something without any expectations and being massively surprised. And BRAT is one such case. Nnamdï Ogbonnaya's new album is my first experience with his music, even though this is already his fourth studio album. To tell you the truth, the decisive factor in hearing it was certainly its cover: an adult man, with a princess crown, holding a balloon, surrounded by pastel colors. With such a cover, the immediate reaction is ... read more
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Track List

  1. Flowers to My Demons
  2. Gimme Gimme
  3. Bullseye
  4. Everyone I Loved
  5. Wasted
  6. Glass Casket
  7. Perfect in My Mind
  8. Semantics
  9. Price Went Up
  10. Really Don't
  11. It's OK
  12. Salut
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Added on: January 22, 2020