Heaux Tales

Jazmine Sullivan - Heaux Tales
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
Year End Rank: #10
User Score
2021 Ratings: #356
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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.

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.

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

Do_You_Think_So
76

very music

sammers
77

okay like the sex was great an all but have you ever taken a ride on The Gryffin at Busch Gardens?!?

also this album is kinda hot ngl.

5. Put It Down - 5.0
6. On It - 5.0 & SOTY
8. Price Tags (feat. Anderson .Paak) - 4.5
12. The Other Side - 4.5

ANTIDOLLX
89

some of the most genuine and reflective stories set to song about the lives of the modern day love story and all it’s turbulence. rather you identify as a male, female, or are even non-identifying in general, there is a universal shared experience that one can grasp and relate to.

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Track List

1Bodies (Intro)
2:01
76
2Antoinette's Tale
0:37
65
3Pick Up Your Feelings
3:49
87
4Ari's Tale
0:49
67
5Put It Down
3:21
75
6On It
3:24
78
7Donna's Tale
1:10
66
8Price Tags
4:23
77
9Rashida's Tale
1:00
64
10Lost One
2:58
76
11Precious' Tale
0:43
62
12The Other Side
3:37
78
13Amanda's Tale
0:37
66
14Girl Like Me
3:44
feat. H.E.R.
76
Total Length: 32 minutes
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Added on: January 5, 2021