Jazmine Sullivan - Heaux Tales
Heaux Tales
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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
BGL13
61
it’s pretty average but the lyrics made me horny so that’s good i think
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.
gopxity
68
After 6 years, I kind of wish there were more than 7 tracks, but the skits do help tell an interesting story. I appreciate how she told these tales from many different perspectives Jazmine's voice still sounds as powerful as ever and the features matched her tremendously. At the moment, I'm not sure if it's really on the level of her past records, but my opinion on that could change.

Favorite tracks: Pick Up Your Feelings, Put It Down, On It, Pricetags, The Other Side
Least favorite: -
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.
slamlesslamb
61
Relevant question: can a gay be an incel?
Getoutdakitchen
74
'Heaux Tales' may seem like just another drop of water in the ocean of R&B out there, but don't write this project off, because it features some of Jazmine Sullivan's most mature, self-loving and sensual songs yet, it feels like she's confident in herself and knows what she wants from a relationship after all the heartbreak she went through, and speaks about that on this project poetically and freely.

The 8 songs on here are complimented with different tales by women close to Jazmine ... read more
Valeyard
75
"Dick spoke life to me" - quote of the year
avernannes
49
★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆
4.9/10

"Heaux Tales" attempts to cover some really intimate and serious topics, and while Jazmine's stunning vocal abilities shown here are perfect for that kind of project, the whole spirit fades away with unbelievably stupid and insensitive lyrics, that reoccur throughout the whole album.
Bjartolini
69
this is not very Feminist™️ of me but the anderson paak feat is probably the best part of this album
HeyLeo
75
"Heaux Tales is the most daring and cohesive project that Sullivan has released to date. It features eight songs that are connected by six spoken-word tracks narrated by several other women. Although it was released as an EP, it is complete as an album, working on themes such as sex, love, security, self-esteem, sadness, and relationship through sharp stories that look like popular folk legends. Its lyrics are direct and sure of themselves and their opinions, and its instrumentals are full ... read more
El_Bark
40
Music aside for a second, we finna get political

This is talk about how society holds men in high regards for having sex with a ton of women, and in low regard for women having sex with a ton of men. It's simply, men have to go out, train,fight, & hunt for theirs (one night stands, dating, sex, marriage; whatever they're looking for). The #1 thing most women are attracted to are a man's resources, for which he uses as bait, or something like a peacock uses his feathers. Resources can all ... read more
orangedroog65
85
This some old school sounding filthy R&B. I’m a big fan.
currentjoyys
62
FAVORITE TRACK: The Other Side

LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: On It

So I didn't know who Sullivan was, but I was anticipating this by seeing hype for it on twitter and knowing that there would be an Ari Lennox and .Paak feature. I've said it before- if R&B isn't great, then it's boring. Jazmine Sullivan is a great singer and super engaging- the problem is this album isn't. The fact that this album is almost more interlude than music takes you out immediately. The interludes are interesting for the ... read more
Ge4ivan
63
Heaux Tales may not be as magical and soulful as its inspiration The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill, but it contains enough solid R&B tunes to make me go back to it! The guests are also great, and the interludes/skits do not hinder the sequencing as much as i expected

UPDATE 1: 60
I ignored the fact that this is an EP, being the case, it kinda substracts from the experience

Lukewarm+
jkpyg
65
This is good but bloated. If you look past the fact that half of these songs are skits, the actual songs are pretty good, but as it’s been said more eloquently by everyone else, the concept is more interesting than the music in most places. I think it’s easy to what-if with this one but it could have been so much better and powerful.
aristocat
43
Bodies (Intro) - 70
Pick Up Your Feelings - 100
Put It Down - 80
On It (feat. Ari Lennox) - 30
Pricetags (feat. Anderson .Paak) - 50
Lost One - 0
The Other Side - 90
Girl Like Me (feat. H.E.R.) - 90
Choke959Reviews
70
Bodies(Intro) Uma intro calma e boa de se ouvir
Pick Up Your Feelings legal
Put It Down um clima bom de se ouvir com um trap junto é boa mas nada demais
On It calma e legal mas quando ta lá no meio já da um sono
Price Tags boa
Lost One bacana até
The Other Side dona do álbum maravilhosa
Girl Like Me ótima
-Bodies(Intro) 8.1💚

-Pick Up Your Feelings 7.4💚

-Put It Down 7.1💚

-On It 7.3💚

-Price Tags 7.0💚

-Lost One 7.5💚

-The Other Side ... read more
ARTPOP
75
Bodies (Intro) 7.5💚

Pick Up Your Feelings 8.2💚

Put It Down 5.7💛

On It 8.4💚

Pricetags 6.7💚

Lost One 8.2💚

The Other Side 8.6💚

Girl Like Me 7.2💚

Nota Final:75💚💚💚💚(Bom)
chuckbush
71
Um álbum onde Jazmine Sullivan tenta encontrar uma ponte entre o R&B tradicional com inspirações de Mary J. Blige e uma sonoridade atual. O conceito de contar histórias de diversas personagens femininas ficou criativo, mas as introduções entre as músicas quebra a sequência e talvez seja o ponto negativo do projeto.
lennox
73
don’t have much to say about this project, but it was a nice and chill R&B EP that i could see myself returning to.

Pick Up Your Feelings: 81/100
Put It Down: 73/100
On It: 77/100
Pricetags: 71/100
Lost One: 70/100
The Other Side: 68/100
Girl Like Me: 76/100
ThisIsLukas
72
Jazmine Sullivan's 2021 extended play, Heaux Tales, is not a revolutionary body of work, and in my opinion, it does not have enough power to compete with hip hop and pop releases, those which dominate the mainstream now. However, it is quite strong compared to other contemporary R&B records, which often tend to sound uninteresting. Sonically, it does not leave the "comfort zone of R&B" but it sounds much more imaginative.

I would say it is a tough period for contemporary ... read more
lemuriams
89
You can see that the album is inspired by the character of SZA, but it is so good that it is up to par with SZA's brilliant debut.
FritoRio
70
I actually really enjoy the skits and the concept of it overall. However, I feel like there was so many hidden potential when it comes to tracks. Also the features were really good, but I would’ve liked to see a bit more variety
aaron
61
Honestly, it is honest but it's missing the poetry of words found in its "tales". The translation of words from tale seem lacking passed the opening "Pick Up Your Feelings" response. Perhaps I'm not the target audience but it never reaches any real heights for me.
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