Heaux Tales

Jazmine Sullivan - Heaux Tales
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
User Score
Based on 490 ratings
2021 Ratings: #49
Liked by 23 people
January 8, 2021 / Release Date
EP / Format
RCA / Label
Neo-Soul, R&B / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

86
Pitchfork
On her fourth album, Jazmine Sullivan contends with all that can be lost and gained through sex and love. She is in full command of her spectacular voice and totally delivers on an ambitious concept.
80
Clash

Ending such a lengthy wait for new material was never going to be easy, but Jazmine Sullivan makes her Everest-like task look deceptively simple. A woman speaking her truth in poetic, soulful fashion, ‘Heaux Tales’ could be her defining chapter.

80
Exclaim!

Sullivan is often overlooked as the R&B master she is, but her latest project displays the vocal range of legends before her, demonstrating her ability to capture the qualms of life and love relevant to the realities of dating in the age of the internet.

80
Albumism

For a lesser artist, doing songs this explicit would seem like a thin gimmick for attention, but Jazmine Sullivan is far above that weight class. What has to be reckoned with is that, heaux or no, Sullivan is a preeminent standard bearer in modern R&B.

80
Beats Per Minute

Heaux Tales is a provocative return for Sullivan that showcases her incredible knack for storytelling.

80
Rolling Stone

Though brief, with a runtime of just over 30-minutes, the EP shows Sullivan crafting a complete constellation of love and loss.

80
The Needle Drop

The conceptual EP Heaux Tales seems to be a point of personal and artistic metamorphosis for Jazmine Sullivan.

70
AllMusic

Given the brevity and makeup -- just over half an hour, with only 27 minutes of music -- Heaux Tales doesn't have the heft of Fearless, Love Me Back, or Reality Show, but few contemporary R&B LPs twice its length are as substantive.

BGL13
58
it’s pretty average but the lyrics made me horny so that’s good i think
Scre4meh
60
PRE-REVIRW NOTE: special is incoming. :p 💜

Jazmine Sullivan is a new name to me, and i was really surprised to see that she makes music since 2008, my original thoughts being that she might be another new R&B / neo-soul artist that started popping off recently.

In contrast with the overall background surprise, the project is definetly not offering much of a surprise to me. I like it, but not to an extent of listening to it that much.

The seemingly long EP features female empowerment ... read more
Valeyard
75
"Dick spoke life to me" - quote of the year
marvelgaryen
75
The harmonies and rhythms were too great for me to have anything bad to say about this album. Jazmine's voice is the sword cutting all the right edges, putting perspective into our minds. The interludes were setting the tone beautifully, I just love hearing women talking about reality. As far as the production, I still got nothing to complain, there's a little bit of R&B luxury for everyone.
Case
75
While nothing on here is super unique and the lyrics can sometimes be cringe, the melodies and her voice mixed with the production sound too good and are too catchy for me not to like this. There are some fantastic songs on here, and the features are pretty great too. There are a few too many skits, and the concept wasn't executed as well as it could have been, but overall this is a very enjoyable R&B record despite its flaws.
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Track List

  1. Bodies (Intro)
  2. Antoinette's Tale
  3. Pick Up Your Feelings
  4. Ari's Tale
  5. Put It Down
  6. On It (feat. Ari Lennox)
  7. Donna's Tale
  8. Pricetags (feat. Anderson .Paak)
  9. Rashida's Tale
  10. Lost One
  11. Precious' Tale
  12. The Other Side
  13. Amanda's Tale
  14. Girl Like Me (feat. H.E.R.)
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Added on: January 5, 2021