Modern Dread

Denai Moore - Modern Dread
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2020 Ratings: #335 / 473
User Score
Based on 47 ratings
2020 Ratings: #395
Liked by 1 person
July 3, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Because Music / Label
Alternative R&B / Genres
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kindasweetener
30
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
marvelgaryen
86
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.
Flumen
80
it grew on me a lot
JuliaLosesMusic
75
Everything Everything led me to this album and, in principle, I was not disappointed. It's pretty good.
Ymer
80
Another album that's going to be heavily underappreciated, this album sets off with being a great start to the alternative R&B albums genre with spine tingling production, amazing vocals and great modern approach to R&B. Album cover is dope too.
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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