WILL THIS MAKE ME GOOD

Nick Hakim - WILL THIS MAKE ME GOOD
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2020 Ratings: #555 / 672
User Score
Based on 94 ratings
2020 Ratings: #504
Liked by 4 people
May 15, 2020 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
AllMusic

The reconfiguration is a slightly exaggerated way of exemplifying how Will This Make Me Good feels more surreal, fraught, and turbulent than Green Twins.

80
God Is in the TV
Nick Hakim pairs his meaningful thoughts about the world and soulful voice with experimental and hazy hip-hop production techniques that makes this record unpredictable and nostalgic.
70
Clash

‘WILL THIS MAKE ME GOOD’ is a thrilling, timely reminder that true art shines brightest when it emerges from the darkest skies.

70
Rolling Stone

It’s an engaging, sometimes muddled ... but frequently brilliant collection that expands the horizons of the already dexterous approach to psychedelic soul Hakim showcased on his excellent 2017 debut, Green Twins.

70
Exclaim!

Though without some of the magic of his debut, Hakim's sophomore full-length shows that he is still full of genre-bending potential.

70
Under The Radar

At its core, WILL THIS MAKE ME GOOD is absolutely blooming.

60
Pitchfork

The Brooklyn musician stretches the boundaries of his psychedelic soul sound, yielding a record that alternates between hypnotic and languorous.

60
Albumism
Ultimately, it is similar to the state sanctioned daily walks undertaken during lockdown—a nice distraction from the monotony and worry, but ultimately unfulfilling.
usedtobe
80
This sophomore outing from Brooklyn based artist, Nick Hakim, is an intelligible step up to an under-looked hypnagogic debut, Green Twins with sudden moments of emotive energy and undeniable singularity. Not a sophomore slump and definitely a must listen out of these week's stellar releases.
se101
40
This mans Spotify bio is: “ All medicine is from the ground and that pains my brain because the snake oil salesmen sell their elixirs and tune these earth mined potions to control the minds of the people.”

So yea this album sounds exactly like what you’d expect from someone who thinks they’re super deep and next-level.
LZGray
60
One minute this is beautiful, the very next it's boring as hell. Very inconsistent.
kalle02
80
Even with many other well renowned artists releasing albums this Friday, this one was my most anticipated one. Will This Make Me Good is a very fun and sometimes a bit dark listen, very different from his first studio album Green Twins.
gopxity
77
This record has a few dull moments, but overall it's a pleasant listening experience. Nick's music stands out in the way that I don't really hear this style of moody, psychedelic soul music very often.

Favorite tracks: WTMMG, QADIR, ALL THESE INSTRUMENTS, VINCENT TYLER, CRUMPY, GODS DIRTY WORK, SEEING DOUBLE, WHOO
Least favorite: DRUM THING
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Track List

  1. ALL THESE CHANGES
  2. WTMMG
  3. BOUNCING
  4. LET IT OUT
  5. QADIR
  6. ALL THESE INSTRUMENTS
  7. DRUM THING
  8. VINCENT TYLER
  9. CRUMPY
  10. GODS DIRTY WORK
  11. SEEING DOUBLE
  12. WHOO
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Added on: March 31, 2020