UNTITLED (Black Is)

SAULT - UNTITLED (Black Is)
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2020 Ratings: #9 / 845
Year End Rank: #8
User Score
Based on 455 ratings
2020 Ratings: #95
Liked by 37 people
June 19, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Neo-Soul / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Albumism

Just as D’Angelo’s Black Messiah landed at the perfect time, so this monumental piece of work arrives with a bible in one hand and balled fist in the other to demand equality and freedom for all at exactly the right moment.

100
Louder Than War
The mysterious Sault has created a powerful, potent protest album that is musically magnificent.
80
AllMusic

Untitled (Black Is) comes across as an urgent outpouring of grief, anger, affirmation, and consolation, and at the same time, it stretches Sault's stylistic range to an extent where virtually anything seems possible for their future.

80
Q Magazine
It's another masterwork from a group with no peers.
80
Mojo
Beautiful and potent stuff.
JacksonLerner
86

SAULT create an empowering collection of tracks on this statement of survival.

the identities of SAULT’s members are currently unknown. Inflo, the main producer, is the only known, consistently credited person.

“wildfires” is easily one of the best tracks on the album. it maintains a comforting vibe even through its murderous lyrics. meanwhile, the additional instrumentation helps preserve the peaceful atmosphere. the bass groove is addictive. the harmonic vocals near the ... read more

dearsongs
NR

soul/funk/gospel sounds. A few stand out tracks, and the whole thing flows nicely. "Wildfires" is a real nice cut and while you can say it feels appropriate in today's climate, its really been this way for decades/centuries.

This really should be on the front page.

BGL13
68

despite having a great message, untitled is pretty stale musically
faves: wildfires, hard life, sorry, eternal life, miracles
least faves: interludes, black, pray up, stop dem, don’t shoot

JayCrackers
75

SAULT'S Untitled (Black Is) is a political and emotional powerhouse of an album and it's message is clear and very direct but one which screams in protest and with that comes some powerful Neo-SOul tracks like Bow and Wildfires but often gets too lost in it's narrative with the interludes after not adding much to the overall flow of the album but with a strong tracklist and great production, this record stands as a very good album.

Track Review

Out The Lies 7/10
Stop Dem 8/10
Hard Life ... read more

MagnetoJenkins
77

Apparently there are multiple people in this band. I know Inflo is part of it. I kinda just feel like Inflo is running the show behind the soundboards and he just gets his friends to write some songs. But hey. It sounds good. And "Wildfires" is a particularly GREAT song.

60

Favorite tracks : OUT THE LIES, STOP DEM, DON'T SHOOT GUNS DOWN, WILDFIRES, SORRY AIN'T ENOUGH, BOW, THIS GENERATION, WHY WE CRY WHY WE CRY, BLACK and ETERNAL LIFE.

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Added on: June 16, 2020