It Was Divine

Alina Baraz - It Was Divine
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 129 ratings
2020 Ratings: #225
Liked by 7 people
April 24, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Mom+Pop / Label
Alternative R&B / Genres
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If 4 or 5 tracks were cut from this I would've given it a much higher score. Take It Home would've been a great place to end this.

Favorite tracks: Frank, Endlessly, Off the Grid, To Me, Take It Home, Grab the Wheel
Least favorite: Morocco
Unlike some R&B songs that have been released recently, this album is not boring and unnecessary.

It is a pleasant album to listen.
I believe that the only mistake is some partnerships that could be replaced by a solo song
I like Alina Baraz. She sounds angelic on this thing, and the production is really nice. Overall, It Was Divine sounds sweet and chill like it should, and is a nice listen for background music, but suffers from being too long and stuffed with tracks that are filler. Am I shocked by this considering what we usually get from albums like this? Nah.

Rating: Cut the fat pls - 6.5/10
Nothing particularly stood out to me, but it makes for good late night background music. I did enjoy the Khalid feature because they’ve always vibed together well.
It's crazy to think that this is her debut album. I feel like we have been vibing to her music for quite some time now. Anyway, this album doesn't really sound like anything she has released before, aside from her dreamy silky vocals which is still her selling point, and is the redeeming quality on most of the tracks.

I feel like her songwriting is stronger here and more personal than ever. Everything feels very intimate when she's singing. Whether its on the more sultry r&b cuts like the ... read more
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Track List

  1. My Whole Life
  2. Morocco (feat. 6LACK)
  3. Frank
  4. Endlessly
  5. Gimme the Wheel (feat. Smino)
  6. Off the Grid (feat. Khalid)
  7. More Than Enough
  8. Night and Morning
  9. To Me
  10. Memo Blue
  11. Who Got Me
  12. Say You Know
  13. Take It Home
  14. Be Good
  15. Until I Met You (feat. Nas)
  16. The Beginning
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Added on: March 14, 2020