Shabrang

Sevdaliza - Shabrang
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
User Score
Based on 686 ratings
2020 Ratings: #21
Liked by 42 people
August 28, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Twisted Elegance / Label
Art Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
AllMusic

At once dazzling and heartfelt, Shabrang is an epic journey, and Sevdaliza is brilliantly in control throughout it.

80
The Needle Drop

Shabrang is often a case of less being more and quiet being loud.

78
Pitchfork

Shabrang’s fifteen tracks are preoccupied with emotional extremes and the prospect of self-understanding gained through testing those extremes, territory not new to Sevdaliza’s writing.

71
Beats Per Minute

In all of its slow-moving beauty, Shabrang never takes off as one would hope, even if it feels like one of those records that you’re just supposed to like.

JacksonLerner
87
Sevdaliza is an international superstar and this album proved that. as the vocals clear and steady, the production starts to brilliantly deteriorate; she demonstrates production prowess and vocal skill with the title track: “shabrang”.

comparisons: ‘shabrang’ is a type of material evidently similar to FKA twigs and Grimes, because of its elements of slow trap.

“lamp lady” begins as a dark hallucinogen at a tangerine sale. the track begins dreamily; then, as ... read more
MasterCrackfox
90
Existing somewhere between seductive and wounded, Sevdaliza takes flight over an emotionally charged and gorgeously constructed hour of artful R&B. Her songs are often subdued, elegant, yet strikingly opaque; the Dutch-Iranian artist has complete control over her expression and her medium, and she makes it well known.

Much like the video for opener Joanna, there is a dark shadow looming over Sevdaliza throughout Shabrang. Joanna begins in a sparse manner, but as the swirling synthetic ... read more
Maqtheus
85
'Shabrang' acaba soando como uma viagem sensorial pelas emoções descritas em composições arrasadas pelos vocais de Sevdaliza, que sob camadas e uma atmosfera espetacular, apresenta o seu mais significativo trabalho até então.
BGL13
79
this is a very beautiful album. however, there a few lackluster tracks

faves. all but least faves
least faves:human nature, omg, wallflower, habibi, all rivers
edit: i’m an idiot lamp lady is great
wless
100
i wish i had more to say. i fuckin wish i had more to say, but shabrang is one of the few albums that has left me utterly speechless. it's some of the most haunting r&b that i think there is—even more than her previous album ison—and oh my god do i think it's worth listening to.
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Track List

  1. Joanna
  2. Shabrang
  3. Lamp Lady
  4. All Rivers at Once
  5. Habibi
  6. Dormant
  7. Wallflower
  8. Gole Bi Goldoon
  9. Darkest Hour
  10. Oh My God
  11. Eden
  12. Human Nature
  13. No Way
  14. Rhode
  15. Comet
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Added on: July 28, 2020