Ungodly Hour

Chloe x Halle - Ungodly Hour
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2020 Ratings: #113 / 685
User Score
Based on 832 ratings
2020 Ratings: #62
Liked by 64 people
June 12, 2020 / Release Date
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Columbia / Label
R&B / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
The Line of Best Fit

Despite their relative youth, Ungodly Hour is a timely reminder that Chloe and Halle are built for this moment in R&B music.

83
Entertainment Weekly

It's undeniably pretty: stacked with the kind of clean harmonies and gently syncopated R&B that doesn't so much demand ear space as sidle up to it, unassumingly.

80
Clash

The Ungodly Hour is a soothing salve for a world on fire. It’s an avowal of sisterhood and sorority, a projection of a generation of young black women galvanized by a collective willingness to enact efficacious change in the face of adversity.

80
The Guardian

Instead of pop sugar-hit or arresting experimentation, Ungodly Hour’s draw lies in the detail; not only the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it strangeness ... but in the slow-burn appeal of the pair’s vocal melodies, which are habitually inventive, ornate and hauntingly beautiful.

80
The Telegraph

American sisters Chloe and Halle Bailey began as child actors, before coming under the wing of Beyoncé, who signed them to her Parkwood label ... There’s plenty here to suggest Chloe X Halle have the chops to rival their superstar mentor.

80
The Needle Drop

On their sophomore album, Chloe and Halle take a versatile and tasteful approach to contemporary R&B.

77
Pitchfork
On the slinky follow-up to their carefree debut, the R&B sisters take greater risks with their production and their writing.
70
Rolling Stone

Their second album is a multi-faceted R&B treat, full of glistening vocal chemistry, sharp writing, and a self-determination you want to get up and cheer for.

Doublez
71
On Ungodly Hour, the Atlanta-born duo return to a much more contempory R&B formula as they did at their debut, while at the same time making the understanding that rallies the more pop fans of their previous effort. However, they didn't manage to climb the step I was hoping for.

Not being a great fanatic of pure contempory R&B, I was surprised to discover and follow the evolution of the 2 sisters, as if I had the omen of a great potential. I was charmed by the release of The Kids Are ... read more
snowman
40
5/10...indifferent
Chloe x Halle’s follow up to their 2018 “The Kids are Alright” is a mixed bag of trap & soul infused RnB tracks that although inconsistent, have a number of potential popular anthems.
My two main issues with Ungodly Hour is the lack of creativity or ambition regarding the instrumentals & the subpar falsetto vocals that are heard through most of the tracks. A good portion of the record feels half baked which sucks because there’s no doubt a lot ... read more
bxlinmxreno
70
good ~ the cover is accurate. chloe and halle have the voices of angels. can i just start off by saying that the performances on this project are consistently fantastic!! this is a super nicely produced pop/r&b record and i really loved the overall vibe. it's not groundbreaking by any means, but it's super enjoyable for what it is.

best songs: forgive me, baby girl, do it, busy boy, lonely
worst song: tipsy
Maqtheus
84
É notável que em 'Ungodly Hour' houve uma certa evolução artística de Chloe x Halle comparando ao primeiro álbum, seja na forma em que elas conduzem o R&B contemporâneo ou as composições de nível pessoal, que destacam um conteúdo lírico maduro e equilibrado a proposta - que mesmo sendo boa, acaba se tratando mais de influências ao invés das características próprias, das quais ... read more
itscase
60
I was surprised by the overwhelmingly positive reviews I saw for this album, as I never really was that into Chloe x Halle’s music. And honestly, this doesn’t impress me all that much either.

They are great singers, but the production is just not all that interesting. Yeah, their voices are beautiful, but the songs they are singing are bland. It’s not bad, and there are some good highlights, but as an album it’s nothing more than a decent but generic R&B ... read more
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Track List

  1. Intro
  2. Forgive Me
  3. Baby Girl
  4. Do It
  5. Tipsy
  6. Ungodly Hour
  7. Busy Boy
  8. Catch Up
  9. Overwhelmed
  10. Lonely
  11. Don’t Make It Harder On Me
  12. Wonder What She Thinks of Me
  13. ROYL
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Added on: May 14, 2020