Shamir

Shamir - Shamir
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2020 Ratings: #319 / 712
User Score
Based on 87 ratings
2020 Ratings: #885
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October 2, 2020 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

83
Consequence of Sound

Shamir is already known for thinking outside the box when it comes to genre. It’s a testament, then, that their new album not only remains fresh and invigorating, but that it does it in ways that feel deliberate and controlled.

80
Dork

Sharp, tight and fully confident in exactly what it’s doing - it finds Shamir returning with experiencing under his belt and glorious visions above it.

80
NME

‘Shamir’ is the sound of a consistently evolving artist reclaiming their path and making the music they want to make. His seventh, self-titled album is the sound of an artist who’s finally found his musical home.

80
Under The Radar

Throughout the album Bailey grows before our eyes, carefully performing the tricks he’s mastered within his multifarious repertoire of sounds. But the product is succinct. Catchy. Honest. It’s simply Shamir.

80
DIY
Exploring all that we give up about ourselves to make others feel comfortable, Shamir’s new take on pop songwriting is one that finally suits. Leaving enough scuffs around the edges to mark it out as his own, this is more than just album seven - it’s the start of a whole new er
80
AllMusic
Shamir's brand of pop takes on a number of forms, all of which are held together by his endlessly versatile countertenor voice.
75
Pitchfork
The singer-songwriter’s vibrant, self-titled seventh album bridges the gap between his lo-fi impulses and the more conventional pop sound of his debut, without compromising his artistry.
70
Slant Magazine

No matter how roomy or tight the mix is, or whether he’s caught in a moment of self-doubt or soaring confidence, he brings a sweet buoyancy to his music that carries Shamir, while also peeking into the torment of being inside his own head.

70
Beats Per Minute

For those looking for a breezy indie rock record with Prince-vibes, Shamir delivers. Its light-hearted nature acts as a beam of hope through some dark times, and though it purposely has a pop tone, his underlying personal lyrics are as potent as ever.

70
FLOOD Magazine

Shamir is a record of hits, misses, left-field bangers, and a couple Frankensteins that don’t quite make it off the table—but more than anything it’s Shamir’s and Shamir’s only, an impressive feat in and out itself.

67
Spectrum Culture
This is not the triumphal return some people were hoping for, but Shamir was never gone.
Mixtape
80
HE FINALLY HIT THE SWEET SPOT!!!

I’ve been loving the Rock direction Shamir has been taking but it’s been a hit or miss journey for me in terms of my enjoyment but i’ve also been missing the Rachet days which is still his best for me but this is a close second.

Shamir is able to balance his early sound with his new sooo
well here. On Catalyst i felt he got washed out by the music and it didn’t really sound complete and after his Debut i didn’t feel his was able ... read more
marvelgaryen
81
On a music genre shift, Shamir dropped a quite interesting project. Don't know how to categorized this music, but I guess we can point the influences from art pop to alternative and ounces of indie rock. I personally admire Shamir, and I know for a fact that the potencial is there. It's important to be ecletic and shape shifting in this music industry and very few artists actually do it, properly.
Maqtheus
70
Mais focado do que nunca, Shamir prova estar pronto para mudanças em sua carreira e a prova disso é seu novo álbum. 'Shamir' traz diversas referências, principalmente do cenário alternativo o onde o artista bebe do indie rock para criar canções a base de guitarra e um vocal mais diferenciado, que embora pareça adequado as vezes, ainda podemos notar certos resquícios de de fato atrapalham na experiência dessa nova era, que ... read more
WildChameleon
60
Better than some of his most recent releases. But still not amazing. Lead single was very solid but he repeated his new direction in every other tracks with less and less layers.
nicoperagine
40
A lame attempt at being original.

Shamir has put together a 27-minute record filled with forgettable indie-rock. Most vocal moments were hit or miss. The gender-bending performed really well about half the time. Some better control may be necessary for improvement. Fantano gassed this album up and I am predicting he's gonna give it a 6 or a 7 if he lacks critical thought. Too many interludes for such a short run time. It's aspiring to be something (no idea what) and it really fails. The ... read more
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Track List

  1. On My Own
  2. Junglepussy Juice
  3. Paranoia
  4. Running
  5. River Is About to Die in This Garage
  6. Other Side
  7. Pretty When I’m Sad
  8. There We Go
  9. Diet
  10. I Wonder
  11. In This Hole
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