græ: Part 1

Moses Sumney - græ: Part 1
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Based on 3 reviews
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Based on 324 ratings
2020 Ratings: #8
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February 21, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Jagjaguwar / Label
Art Pop, Neo-Soul / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Albumism

His musical and lyrical palette has broadened and his ambition seems to have broadened even further.

80
The Observer

Sumney’s palette is vastly expanded, including – but not limited to – chamber pop, R&B, soul, art pop, jazz, digitals and spoken word.

80
Exclaim!

On græ: Part 1, the first instalment of his double album, Sumney makes art out of the seemingly colourless moments that are the true sum of our existence.

Doublez
85
Wonderful. I could have stopped there.

This kind of album like Grae pt.1 reminds me why I'm in love with music and why it's also my greatest passion. He had already done some great things in 2017 with his debut album Aromanticism, but he showed us again how much he has the genius to be able to do something so good, and which why not in time will become even better than his previous one.

My god where to start... Moses Sumney has one of the most incredible voices in a decade, capable of ... read more
MasterCrackfox
95
Apparently I'm handing out 90's like candy these days, but each one feels deserves, and none more than this release at this point in time.

The release of græ: Part 1 came as a bit of a surprise to me given that I originally anticipated the album to come out in full in May, but here we are receiving the first leg of the double album. Given that Aromanticism was one of my favorite albums of the entire decade, this was more than an essential listen for me and one of my most anticipated ... read more
ItsSarahhhh
90
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ARE YOU KIDDING ME THIS IS FUCKING AMAZING OH MY GOD.

I’ll try to give more organized thoughts with later listens but rn just holy shit.
nijakiler17
100
im tired of fucking giving 100s guys, stop making good music.

ok, im going to say it. ni
ne times out of ten i have zero desire to review anything i like. i used to really like reviewing albums i liked, and now i have barely anything to say about them. im taking an official break! i mean i've kinda realized how boring my positive reviews are that aren't jokes. its just "wow this album is good" except 50 different times and i switch the words a bit. they all just feel very ... read more
snowman
80
Yeah i dont care i dont care i dont care. Grae will end up going down as a likely AOTY contender if part 2 is anywhere near this quality. I really have no complaints. Songwriting: incredible, instrumentals & production: incredible. Some may see the spoken word interludes as filler, but trust me they aren't . They mean a lot in the grand scheme of the themes and context. Moses Sumney's voice is angelic and I absolutely love this thing. The only reason this isn't higher is because I feel icky ... read more
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Added on: February 19, 2020