AOTY 2019
Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie xx - We're New Here
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Based on 21 reviews
2011 Ratings: #76 / 920
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Based on 109 ratings
2011 Ratings: #80
February 22, 2011 / Release Date
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Dubstep / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
A.V. Club

The real triumph of We’re New Here is that it doesn’t feel like an album-length remix.

80
Drowned in Sound

While Smith uses this album as an outlet to explore a variety of different styles, importantly he never loses sight of the source material.

80
PopMatters

We’re New Here succeeds because it manages to seamlessly reconcile the different traditions from which it draws.

78
Pitchfork

There's a go-for-it quality to Smith's production that suggests fearlessness over reverence.

PatrickL0419
81
The appropriation of Gil Scott-Heron's vocals in this context shines the spotlight on sonic timbres that may have initially gone overlooked, and sees Jamie xx engaged in his own personal struggle with the timeless themes Heron first illuminated on I'm New Here.
noonoo97
86
What an album this is two artists at the top of the game with this album exploring Gil scott herons poetic vocals and Jamie xx genius electronic music to compliment them in a truly unique way.
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Track List

  1. I'm New Here 
  2. Home 
  3. I've Been Me (Interlude) 
  4. Running 
  5. My Cloud 
  6. Certain Things (Interlude) 
  7. The Crutch 
  8. Ur Soul and Mine 
  9. Parents (Interlude) 
  10. Piano Player 
  11. NY Is Killing Me 
  12. Jazz (Interlude)
  13. I'll Take Care Of U
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