Àdá Irin

Navy Blue - Àdá Irin
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Based on 93 ratings
2020 Ratings: #39
February 4, 2020 / Release Date
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Freedom Sounds / Label
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Wonderful! Another high quality sLums release! I've ranted and raved about how much I love this growing genre quite a bit. It's crazy to think that a movement popularized by Earl Sweatshirt has allowed me to discover excellent artists I never would have known existed. I would go out on a limb and say it's my favorite sub-genre of hip hop out there today. ...But enough about the genre itself, let's get down to the album. Navy Blue presents another jazzy and calming rap album that succeeds when ... read more
[70.64] Saw it on the explore page, and I think this experimental shit is sick. The production is unique, and though the actual rapping could have had its own and stronger emphasis, this is good for pretty unknown-name artist to me.

P.S. Actually, the production carried this album

73 - Twenty
76 - With Sage
69 - Life's Riddle
65 - Simultaneously Bleeding
70 - Hari Kari
72 - 22!
74 - Crash!
69 - In Good Hands
68 - Ode2MyLove
71 - Love is...
70 - To Give Praise!
How nice, Navy blue, Earl Sweatshirt's long-time partner launches his project here, in which there is a lot of energy from Earl, but a
certain originality.

The lyrics are very conscious and concise, and the production is simple and good enough to create the tranquilizing atmosphere of this album.

I loved the samples, and I think it's a simple and solid album.

Excellent start for this Navy Blue, I look forward to a more ambitious project with greater production.

Musicas fav: ... read more
There are too many annoying loops for me and literally any amateur rapper could perform the rapping.

For me, it'd be hard to say that this album doesn't leech off of every underground-ish lofi album coming out in the past few years. Yes, it's a different dude and a slightly different production style, but it's pretty stereotypical and unoriginal.

I don't feel like the production stands out or is interesting in anyway either. It feels unnaturally lofi/muffled.
Navy Blue releases an admirable debut project. Twenty is a great opener that has pretty vocals and includes a nicely played piano. All of my favorite tracks incorporate lo-if hip hop production accompanied by good songwriting and a straightforward vocal delivery (except a Twenty). I thought With Sage has a pointless snippet of a speech or something of that sort included in the last minute. Hard Kari has instrumentation that isn’t that compelling compared to other tracks on the record. 22! ... read more
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Track List

  1. Twenty
  2. With Sage
  3. Life's Riddle
  4. Simultaneously Bleeding
  5. Hari Kari
  6. 22!
  7. Crash!
  8. In Good Hands (feat. KA)
  9. Ode2MyLove
  10. Love Is...
  11. To Give Praise!
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