Modern Dread

Denai Moore - Modern Dread
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2020 Ratings: #515 / 794
User Score
Based on 65 ratings
2020 Ratings: #513
Liked by 1 person
July 3, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Because Music / Label
Alternative R&B / Genres
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First of all, I wanna say that the album artwork is amazing. One of the best of the year for sure. But in terms of sound, Modern Dread is a waste of potential. Unfortunately, I find the minimalistic electronic production to be kind of a mess and all over the place. I don’t think this style of instrumentation fits Denai Moore’s vocals, which are actually pretty good and I like how raw they sound. Also, am I the only one that thinks that the mix in this is done terribly? Sometimes her ... read more
Here we go again, another great album that will go underrated and unappreciated. Still I'm here to state that everybody should listen to this, cause it deserves attention. Well produced, great vocals, chill but as the title suggests very modern approach to r&b/pop music. Denai kind of remind me of Kelela (musically), maybe that's why I liked it this much.
I wanted to like this a bit more, but too many of the tracks just fell flat for me. It has nice highlights, but the overall product leaves a lot to be desired

Favorite tracks: Cacades, To the Brink, Motherless Child, Offer Me
Least favorite: Slate
Too Close - 10
Don't Close The Door - 9
Fake Sorry - 8
Grapefruit on The Porch - 9
Cascades - 10
Hail - 10
To The Brink - 10
Motherless Child - 7
Turn off The Radio - 10
Honour - 9
Slate - 9
Offer Me - 8
Wishin' You Better - 8
Denai Moore - Modern Dread

Genre: Alternative R&B
Country: UK

Final Verdict: 61% (Good Album)
Yearly Ranking: 374th / 879

Highlight: Motherless Child

Made me think of:
Lianne La Havas
FKA Twigs
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Year End Lists

#26/The Forty-Five
#29/Esquire (UK)

Track List

  1. Too Close
  2. Don't Close the Door
  3. Fake Sorry
  4. Grapefruit on the Porch
  5. Cascades
  6. Hail
  7. To the Brink
  8. Motherless Child
  9. Turn off the Radio
  10. Honour
  11. Slate
  12. Offer Me
  13. Wishin' You Better
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Added on: March 14, 2020