WHAT WE DREW 우리가 그려왔던

Yaeji - WHAT WE DREW 우리가 그려왔던
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2020 Ratings: #92 / 818
User Score
Based on 494 ratings
2020 Ratings: #344
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Exclaim!

WHAT WE DREW 우리가 그려왔던,  is a fascinating album where creative impulses and naiveté are filtered through a strong sense of aesthetics with newfound confidence. It's the sound of a unique artist finding her footing and stepping in the zone.

80
NME

It may feel a little bittersweet set to the current backdrop of global self-isolation but a record as richly textured as this, and with its focus on communal connection, makes it a ripe world to explore in trying times like these.

80
The Guardian

Straddling the blurry line between dream pop and DIY house, the Korean-American’s first full-length effort is a diaristic work of startling emotional clarity.

80
Pitchfork

Yaeji’s first full-length mixtape is a subtle, more insular turn for the producer. It plays like a self-issued challenge to strip away the fluorescence, to find what’s underneath pop catharsis.

80
Loud and Quiet

Where Yaeji’s WHAT WE DREW 우리가 그려왔던 really succeeds is with its gentle celebration of self-care and small domestic victories.

80
Beats Per Minute

While her skills as a producer have obviously grown, so has her songwriting, which she is pushing into more intimate spaces without losing any of the playful catchiness that made it so fun to begin with.

80
Q Magazine

Simultaneously disorienting and seductive, Lee's gossamer-light handling of latter-day rap tropes gives the genre a gentle push forward.

Plats
56
Yaeji lays down some pretty production, some introspective lyrics and a few great tunes that showcase a really cool style. Unfortunately, that style can only appease for so long. Not only does most of "WHAT WE DREW" consist of above average hip house-isms, the record also sees a considerable drop in quality during the latter half.

Fav Tracks: WHEN I GROW UP, IN THE MIRROR, WAKING UP DOWN, WHAT WE DREW, MY IMAGINATION

Least Fav Tracks: FREE INTERLUDE, THE TH1NG

Score:
5.6
Okay
marvelgaryen
85
Yaeji is the type of artist that I always expect to go higher than expected, and she rised to the occasion. Production is her main asset, she shines bright in that field. She's fucking unique, not only because she's an asian woman doing electronic music but because she succeeds in it, doing better than most of those shitty DJs out there. This mixtape is just a sneak peek of what she can do, and I bet she's coming for so much more, this is a legend in the making, hear me out!!!!
Quet
55
While WHAT WE DREW is Yaeji’s biggest statement, it’s also riddled with loose ends that it doesn’t acknowledge.
jragrazal
80
Yaeji's "WHAT WE DREW" is an interesting project to say the least. The diverse sound palettes and textures she possesses, along with the soothing and pitched vocals create different moods during the album's length, ranging from warm vocal deliveries, to spacey beats, evolving the listener in nocturnal and dreamy atmospheres. Each song explores what can be done with vocals and production, and it's something were Yaeji totally excelles at. One of the most experimental yet accessible ... read more
Tsareena
78
Really fun on the surface with some introspective writing underneath. Great house/ ambient production on here as well. I can see the project growing on me though I wish there were more obvious bops on this.
Faves: When I Grow Up, Waking Up Down, In The Mirror
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Track List

  1. MY IMAGINATION 상상
  2. WHAT WE DREW 우리가 그려왔던
  3. IN PLACE 그자리 그대로
  4. WHEN I GROW UP
  5. MONEY CAN'T BUY (feat. Nappy Nina)
  6. FREE INTERLUDE (feat. Lil Fayo, Trenchcoat & Sweet Pea)
  7. SPELL 주문 (feat. YonYon & G.L.A.M.)
  8. WAKING UP DOWN
  9. IN THE MIRROR 거울
  10. THE TH1NG (feat. Victoria Sin & Shy One)
  11. THESE DAYS 요즘
  12. NEVER SETTLING DOWN
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Added on: March 10, 2020