Twice As Tall

Burna Boy - Twice As Tall
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2020 Ratings: #534 / 847
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Based on 138 ratings
2020 Ratings: #778
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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.

justchilling21
80

This stuff is very good. Best song Bank On It.

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

Asteris
86

The grammy award winning album

lemuriams
88

This genre stole my heart and what is happening in the production and how exquisite vocal accompanies it is impossible good.
Naughty By Nature and Bank On It are works of art, but the whole album is a huge harvest and each track can become the best over time.

LucasGamaLeite
86

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

Rating | 8.6/10

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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