Victoria Monét - JAGUAR
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2020 Ratings: #142 / 615
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Based on 219 ratings
2020 Ratings: #216
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August 7, 2020 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Clash
It’s a wonderful experience, with Victoria Monét’s stellar artistry balancing the sensuality of sound with a killer lyrical flair that aims straight for the heart.
80
NME

This record heralds her as one of the most enticing acts in R&B’s contemporary canon, near-guaranteed to become a bonafide star in her own right.

80
The Line of Best Fit

JAGUAR is another step forward for a career that’s been toiling and honing. Monét's moment won't be soon before long.

80
The Guardian

Jaguar’s assertiveness suggests an artist laying the foundations for her legacy, pop’s fickle game of favourites be damned.

80
The Independent

With just eight tracks, JAGUAR makes for a short yet thrillingly sexy listening experience.

80
AllMusic

Compared to her previous solo releases, Jaguar has a little more definition and distinction, thanks in part to chief collaborator D'Mile. Monét sounds especially comfortable delivering her assured and honeyed hooks over plump disco-funk basslines and between high-powered horns.

71
Pitchfork
Monét claims the spotlight on her debut EP, a sleek cocoon of funk-tinged R&B that excavates what it means to be in control.
70
The Young Folks
Monét’s songwriting and vocal performance talents are showcased on this project in a refreshing way. Although some tracks fall flat, others shine with uniqueness and thoughtful production – positioning Monét as a renaissance woman in the music industry – singer, songwriter, dancer, and overall creative.
MasterCrackfox
75
Billed as a piece of a larger project, JAGUAR is the first installment of what Monét has claimed to be a three part release that will encompass her full debut record. The album is also paired with a short film. These two things in tandem reveal just how inventive the singer and songwriter already is, and the confidence she has in her artistic expression.

This first installment of Monét's debut record, at twenty-five minutes, should already have R&B fans salivating for the ... read more
MarkyC
70
A tight piece of fun and sensual R&B, Victoria Monét basks in her rich voice and the interesting sounds at play here. Refreshingly trumpet heavy with some pretty tinges of disco and funk, and at a brief 25 minutes, Jaguar gives you a legitimate reason to listen twice.
basrdhim
76
It’s hard to imagine that this is the same person who made Monopoly with Ariana Grande last year. That was the only song that I had heard Victoria Monet in prior to this album but this album is a huge improvement from that song, with a heightened sense of maturity, more elegance, and a really sensual level of confidence and charisma. She has a very soothing vocal style, so that being used over some really calm and polished percussion/bass heavy instrumentation works really well to her ... read more
currentjoyys
84
FAVORITE TRACK: Experience

LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: Ass Like That

This is really good. I'm not a big R&B fan as I feel if it's not great, it's boring. But this is great and has some of the best vocals I've heard this year. Moment is a wonderful song that is performed so well by Monét and her vocals plus the production on tracks like Experience and Dive create a great mix. Some of the lyrics are a miss on this ("We picking fights like it's Fortnite") which I guess is my main ... read more
kindasweetener
80
JAGUAR is the proof that Victoria Monét is one of the most underrated artists out there. She’s already known for writing hits for another artists, but here her songwriting is on another level. Her lyrics are super clever on every single track and her melodies are extremely addictive. Also, I love the way this album flows. Everything is very cohesive but it never gets repetitive or boring. It’s just banger after banger after banger. The production is amazing. It’s very ... read more
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Track List

  1. Moment
  2. Big Boss (Interlude)
  3. Dive
  4. We Might Even Be Falling In Love (Interlude)
  5. Jaguar
  6. Experience (with Khalid & SG Lewis)
  7. Ass Like That
  8. Go There With You
  9. Touch Me
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