UNTITLED (Black Is)

SAULT - UNTITLED (Black Is)
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2020 Ratings: #7 / 688
User Score
Based on 152 ratings
2020 Ratings: #83
Liked by 7 people
June 19, 2020 / Release Date
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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.
dearsongs
73
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.
MasterCrackfox
82
This album is a pure story of Black empowerment and Black pride. In message, it is essential; in sound, it is pure. SAULT is a neo-soul act that has missed me thus far, but this album is precisely the kind of music we should be paying attention to during these times - to be honest with ourselves is the type of album we should be paying attention to always.

UNTITLED (Black Is) has the perfect undercurrent of Black issues prevalent in our society, and is performed with the kind of passion that ... read more
marcopive
66
can't say anything about the politics or message of the album, since i come from a very different geographical context, where racism is a thing too, but its history and socio-political implications are different from those of the US and Europe.

The music is good, some stand-out tracks here and there, but overall this is their weakest effort so far. The instrumentation and the song-writing felt a little flat and repetitive at times.
gopxity
85
I'm disappointed in myself for not discovering this group sooner. Great instrumentation and vocals. I love the message that they portay. I have a feeling that they'll be here to stay for a while. I'm excited to listen to the rest of their projects.

Favorite tracks: Stop Dem, Wildfires, Sorry Ain't Enough, Bow, Why We Cry Why We Die, Eternal Life, Monsters, Miracles
Least favorite: -
NTTR
67
Sault - Untitled (Black is)

Genre: Neo-Soul
Country: UK

Final Verdict: 67% (Good Album)
Yearly Ranking: 152th/ 632

Highlight: Sorry Ain't Enough

Made me think of:
Tyler, the Creator
Thundercat
Childish Gambino
Moses Sumney
Michael Kiwanuka
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Track List

  1. Out The Lies
  2. Stop Dem
  3. Hard Life
  4. Don't Shoot Guns Down
  5. Wildfires
  6. X
  7. Sorry Ain't Enough
  8. Black Is
  9. Bow (feat. Michael Kiwanuka)
  10. This Generation (feat. Laurette Josiah)
  11. Why We Cry Why We Die
  12. Black
  13. US
  14. Eternal Life
  15. Only Synth in Church
  16. Monsters
  17. June Child
  18. Miracles
  19. Hold Me
  20. Pray Up Stay Up
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Added on: June 16, 2020