Ungodly Hour

Chloe x Halle - Ungodly Hour
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2020 Ratings: #117 / 792
Year End Rank: #18
User Score
2020 Ratings: #62
Liked by 87 people
June 12, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
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.

80
AllMusic

While it evidently came together quicker and was shaped more by outsiders ... the Baileys' second album is really a refinement of and progression from The Kids Are Alright.

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
73
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
reaIreaIweaseI
79
2020 Catch-Up, Part VIII: Ungodly Hour.

Most Contemporary R&B (and R&B as a whole) has left me relatively unimpressed, and mostly comes off as a worse version of standard pop music (especially the case for mainstream R&B music). But the sassy duo of Chloe and Halle managed to score a surprise hit for me with Ungodly Hour. Cramming stunning ballads, simple bops, and even some surprise trap bangers into a concise thirteen tracks and a 37 minute runtime, Ungodly Hour contains tons of ... 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
kevtho
72
A fair share of bangers and duds from an extremely talented duo.
redbded
84
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8.4 - Great

Well this album took me by surprise.

Chloe x Halle have been a duo I thought just existed. That sounds harsh, but really. All I knew them for was their partnerships with Nickelodeon (which is quite sad) and thought they were plants and moved on. Well, I was wrong.

Ungodly Hour is a great R&B album from the duo, being surprisingly memorable, extremely catchy, and fun. The two have amazing vocals which really impressed me at first, and kept my ... 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