AOTY 2021
SG Lewis - times
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2021 Ratings: #379 / 671
User Score
Based on 245 ratings
2021 Ratings: #483
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Gigwise
Not only has SG Lewis provided an accurate portrait of the times he finds himself in but as the ever forward-thinking artist he is, brought his Nu-Disco sound into a new era.
85
Earmilk

Anchored to 70s disco reimagined for the modern day, SG Lewis’ times nods to clubs of the past,  as well as the present as we reminisce of kindred sprits across packed club floors.

80
Clash

Whilst this LP doesn’t break any new grounds or shatter any glass ceilings, it does bring is a beautiful blend of house, electro-pop and funk, culminating to astoundingly enjoyable heights and sparkly moments that would make even the biggest metal-music-elitist bright-eyed and giddy.

80
Dork
There’s something intensely feel-good about ‘times’ – its unspoken encouragement to throw caution to the wind and embrace pure joy is irresistible. In a way, it feels like a suspension in time; there’s something addictive in the basslines and synth.
80
NME
Overall, ‘times’ is an incredibly cohesive collection of slide-across-the-kitchen-floor dance-pop bangers that encourage you to hold on to the good times. SG Lewis’ long-awaited debut album is a much-needed beacon of light.
80
The Guardian
Given the British producer’s skill for emotionally attuned nightclub elation, his debut shouldn’t suffer from the shutdown of its natural club habitat
69
Pitchfork

Times is a pristine album of frictionless bangers, but these songs are so controlled that they never come close to catharsis. Lewis is clearly an expert student, absorbing and refracting the history of dance and disco with the ache of the present moment. Imagine what he could do if he aimed for the future.

60
DIY
The in-demand singer-songwriter-producer primes himself for new heights here - tapping into the hedonistic spirit of Studio 54, while applying a gloss that is very much of today.
60
musicOMH

times spends too much time sounding like an imitation.

60
The Forty-Five

There are probably only two ways you should hear ‘times’: through a massive sound system, or in the lobby of a Shoreditch hotel.

marvelgaryen
88
Are yall simply gonna ignore this fine disco album???? SG Lewis is kinda known but very underrated, he's a well rounded producer and should be more recognized. 'times' is spacial, fun, nostalgic & groovy af.
leolucia
76
VERY GOOD

On the one minute track titled "Rosner's Interlude" you hear a man say: "if the music lacks harmony, it doesn't move me at all. The lack of that unresolved chord that we all want to resolve is the thing that makes you want to get up and dance....". SG Lewis' album "doesn't come close to catharsis", like the pitchfork review says, because that's the point. You lose yourself in the music when the harmony is both beautiful and predictable, not when there is ... read more
gopxity
70
Well it's funky and dancey so that's kind of all it takes for me to like an album. There's definitely room for improvement but I can't be mad at this.

Favorite tracks: Time, Feed the Fire, Back To Earth, Chemicals, Impact, All We Have,
Least favorite: Heartbreak on the Dancefloor
Davibitt1234
74
Em seu debut, SG Lewis conseguiu entregar um trabalho bom utilizando de uma sonoridade com bastante influências oitentistas.

Porém ao mesmo tempo que considero-o um bom disco, acho ele um album bem genérico e nada de muito diferente do que outros artistas já fizeram ao tentar usar uma sonoridade mais disco.

O que destaco aqui é a produção do álbum que é muito boa, tirando isso ele não tem nada de muito interessante ... read more
Danielbrtp
73
1) Qualidade da mensagem e escrita: 0,9/1,5
2) Seleção das rimas: 0,4/0,5
3) Engenharia sonora das faixas: 3,2/4,0
4) Exploração vocal: 0,5/0,5
5) Coerência entre as canções e suas disposições: 1,6/2,0
6) Nova proposta ao mercado fonográfico: 0,7/1,5

NOTA: 7,3

Depois do lançamento do single "Chemicals", Lewis resolve dar contiuidade à sonoridade do ano e entregar um trabalho voltado para o disco-pop, ... read more
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Added on: October 27, 2020