The Angel You Don't Know

Amaarae - The Angel You Don't Know
Critic Score
Based on 1 review
User Score
Based on 149 ratings
2020 Ratings: #215
Liked by 7 people
November 13, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Sad Saints Angry Angels / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

84
Pitchfork
With a distinctive singing voice and confidence in spades, the breakout Afropop star swoops through a pacesetting fusion of alté, R&B, Southern rap, mall-rock, and Top 40 pop.
gopxity
78

Other than being a little predictable, I really enjoyed this record. She creates a vibe that is unlike many other artists right now. Her sound is very chill but makes you wanna dance at the same time.

Added to playlist: FANCY, LEAVE ME ALONE, JUMPING SHIP, HELLZ ANGEL, CELINE, SAD GIRLZ LUV MONEY, PARTY SAD FACE/CRAZY WURLD
Least favorite: FANTASY

hbear
83

Such a surprisingly dynamic and colorful album! I listened to this on a whim and I was surprised at how eclectic and diverse the tracklist was and how rich the instrumentals are — it all kinda coheres behind her voice, which is quite high-pitched and distinctive (similar to NAO's voice). The album conjures up a sort of atmosphere that is quite unique and worldbuilding in a way that I haven't seen many replicate this year

winitheju
85

underrated

luuurien
100

Amaarae knows what she wants, and just how to get it. Her music is insistently affirmative, driven by hooks like "Every day is mine, I flex" and "I just wanna get paid, yeah!" that are nonchalant enough to not feel overly-demanding while still getting you to do anything she asks. Her debut album THE ANGEL YOU DON'T KNOW slathers itself in production smooth enough for today's sleek alternative R&B world while pulling rhythms and vocal stylings from her native Ghana's ... read more

taydoj
NR

D*A*N*G*E*R*O*U*S - nda
FANCY - 8/10
FANTASY - 9/10
LEAVE ME ALONE - 10/10
JUMPING SHIP - 10/10
FEEL A WAY - 8/10
TRUST FUND BABY - 7/10
HELLZ ANGEL - 6/10
CÉLINE - 8/10
DAZED AND ABUSED IN BEVERLY HILLS - 9/10
SAD, U BROKE MY HEART - 9/10
3AM - 8/10
SAD GIRLZ LUV MONEY - 9/10
PARTY SAD FACE/CRAZY WURLD - 8/10

ima4gine
69

it's ok, the songs aren't great but they are fun.

top songs: feel a way, celine, sad girlz luz money

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Track List

  1. D*A*N*G*E*R*O*U*S
  2. FANCY
  3. FANTASY (feat. Maesu and CKay)
  4. LEAVE ME ALONE
  5. JUMPING SHIP (feat. Kojey Radical and Cruel Santino)
  6. FEEL A WAY (feat. Moliy and Princess Adjua)
  7. TRUST FUND BABY
  8. HELLZ ANGEL
  9. CÉLINE (feat. Kyu Steed and 6)
  10. DAZED & ABUSED IN BEVERLY HILLS
  11. SAD, U BROKE MY HEART
  12. 3AM
  13. SAD GIRLZ LUV MONEY (feat. Moliy)
  14. PARTY SAD FACE/CRAZY WURLD (feat. KZDIDIT and Odunsi (The Engine))
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Added on: November 13, 2020