WILL THIS MAKE ME GOOD

Nick Hakim - WILL THIS MAKE ME GOOD
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2020 Ratings: #663 / 809
User Score
Based on 111 ratings
2020 Ratings: #491
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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.
louisdewi
84
A cacophonous portfolio of neo-soul extravaganzas. It was no secret that prior to this album's release, QADIR was one of my favourite songs of the year and even sneaked into my top 100 songs OAT recently. For that reason, it's unusual that its taken me this long to actually listen to the album in full. Did I expect to love it? yes. Did I love it? yes. It's exactly what I was hoping from QADIR with hazy psychedelic instrumentation, soulful but yelping vocals and just a great sense of atmosphere. ... read more
se101
10
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.
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.
AdamReginald
90
one of my favorites albums from 2020. this was basically my soundtrack of spring and summer of that year. There are so many beautiful and stunning moments on this thing, give this a shot
DalekTurret32
87
Nick Hakim’s vocal style is smooth in a similar manner to Moses Sumney, but with a lower vocal range. It serves as a nice fit for the lush instrumentation throughout this LP.
I remember listening to the original Vincent Tyler on repeat back when it came out, so seeing it appear on the album was weird at first. Then I gave it a listen and found that the one on the album has a different instrumental. The original from 2018 had these tense arrangements of pedal pianos and strings that gave a ... read more
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Added on: March 31, 2020