Victoria Monét - JAGUAR
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2020 Ratings: #176 / 797
User Score
Based on 307 ratings
2020 Ratings: #194
Liked by 20 people
August 7, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Tribe / Label
R&B / Genres
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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.

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.

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.

The Guardian

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

The Independent

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


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.

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.
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.
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
-5 for “Picking fights like it’s Fortnite”

In all seriousness, Jaguar is a very sensual and smooth R&B record, but it feels a little basic at times. There are some good highlights, but some songs don’t always hit like they could. The production is solid, but the songwriting isn’t anything crazy and could be a little better. There is a lot of potential here though, and I’m excited to see what she does going forward.

Fav Tracks: Moment, Experience, Go ... read more
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.
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


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
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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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Added on: June 18, 2020