Twice As Tall

Burna Boy - Twice As Tall
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2020 Ratings: #424 / 672
User Score
Based on 83 ratings
2020 Ratings: #823
August 14, 2020 / Release Date
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Atlantic / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
The Arts Desk
The Afro-fusion megastar consolidates his position with style.
80
The Telegraph
His new album schools all who dared underestimate him, including the Grammys.
80
The Guardian
By rooting modern production in traditional melody, and drawing on various musical styles while staying true to African pop, Burna Boy defines multilayered black identity.
80
Pitchfork
The Nigerian superstar’s latest LP can feel heavy under the weight of his personal reflection and Pan-African crusade. It is a load worth carrying.
80
AllMusic

Fifth album Twice as Tall finds him adding new depth to his always smooth blend of contemporary African pop styles.

70
musicOMH

Twice As Tall is a novel but worthwhile fusion of disparate artists and styles.

60
NME
The Nigerian hero has roped in Chris Martin and Sean 'Diddy' Combs to craft a collection that confirms his status as a contemporary great.
60
The Observer

The Nigerian superstar doubles down on his landmark 2019 album African Giant with a heady cocktail of styles and big-name guests that amplify his own compelling voice.

AndreVital
56
I really hope that Afrobeats or "afro-fusion" as Burna Boy likes to say, continues to grow and ultimately sort of replaces Reggaeton as the zeitgeist in pop. This time around, I hope it's not in a culture vulture way like a lot of the vaguely offensive Reggaeton rip-offs following the popularity of artists like J Balvin or Bad Bunny. But instead, I hope the western mainstream embraces genuinely ambitious African artists like Burna Boy, Rema, Zlatan etc.

Anyway, I feel like Burna Boy ... read more
Toasterqueen12
62
Genre Quaaaah: episode eight: "Mountains of Gold and Piles of Men"

Mission Report: Welcome to Brasilia agent, after pouring over Ebosi's conversations with Onde, both of them seemingly attempting to keep this trip a secret, as well as apparently hoping to open up a complex 808 in Abuja. Agent, I have my suspicions, that Onde and Ebosi are both a part of Operation Mu-gen and the rise in Catagor. We just need concrete proof. Try to break into Onde's laptop. He's currently staying at ... read more
Yannick
76
Burna boy returns with a new project this year succeeding his fantastic African giant album. Burna describes himself as an afro fusion artist which is clearly evident listening this previous projects such as outside.

On this project we see burna enlist a diverse number of artist and producers, trying to further push his sound to the Western mainstream. I like this album while not as much as his others, it delivers that certain enjoyment you can get from any burna project but my problem with ... read more
Muratka
75
The new Burna Boy album at first seems to be a fine example of its genre, but closer to the latter, everything will start to look very dull and untidy.
slamlesslamb
63
Ahead of the release of his new album ‘Twice as Tall’, “afro-fusion” (as he calls it) star Burna Boy is featured in a fantastic interview with the New York Times. In the interview, the Nigeria native discusses embracing his growing influence in the music world in order to spread awareness of the rich culture and dark history of the African continent, and with the new record, he does just that. ‘Twice as Tall’ is Burna Boy’s best album yet, and although ... read more
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Track List

  1. Level Up (Twice as Tall) [ft. Youssou N’Dour]
  2. Alarm Clock
  3. Way Too Big
  4. Bebo
  5. Wonderful
  6. Onyeka (Baby)
  7. Naughty By Nature [ft. Naughty By Nature]
  8. Comma
  9. No Fit Vex
  10. 23
  11. Time Flies [ft. Sauti Sol]
  12. Monsters You Made [ft. Chris Martin]
  13. Wetin Dey Sup
  14. Real Life [ft. Stormzy]
  15. Bank on It
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Added on: August 10, 2020