Shamir - Shamir
Critic Score
Based on 12 reviews
2020 Ratings: #340 / 821
User Score
Based on 130 ratings
2020 Ratings: #837
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October 2, 2020 / Release Date
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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.


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.


‘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.

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.

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
Shamir's brand of pop takes on a number of forms, all of which are held together by his endlessly versatile countertenor voice.
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.
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.

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.

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.

Spectrum Culture
This is not the triumphal return some people were hoping for, but Shamir was never gone.

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.


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



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


WOOW Shamir!! Que weaa mas buenaaaa.
Ojala en unos años mas este proyecto sea mas apreciado porque es muy bueno, de lo mejor del 2020.


Favorite Tracks: On My Own, Running


Upon the release of his critically acclaimed debut record, Ratchet, it seemed Shamir was primed for indie fame with an already viral classic under his belt. In the years following that, he left XL Recordings and self-released four records that took inspiration from “outsider music, country & punk”. These ideas come to full fruition on the singer's latest self-titled album, which contains the finest moments of the young artist's career in a brief, engaging record. Featuring ... read more

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Added on: July 16, 2020