Jon Batiste - WE ARE
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
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Based on 511 ratings
2021 Ratings: #362
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90
Spill Magazine

Often nostalgic for other eras and artists, Batiste remains truly unique as he joins the class of Kendrick Lamar, Anderson. Paak, and Gary Clark Jr. only in the sense that We Are is a record unlike anything else in the last decade and could only have been written by Batiste.

90
AllMusic

Batiste's genre-mashing reinforces the album's theme of intergenerational wisdom, and it's also wonderfully fun.

80
Albumism

The album is an infectious slice of uplifting, enjoyable soul that gathers the markers of Black music into a musical palette that is delivered with gusto and deep joy.

BaddieBaphomet
60

NO NUANCE REVIEW

okay. sure. fine.

I don’t love that this won album of the year, it’s certainly not my pick or even a close runner up, but my issues relate to the Grammys as an institution and not the album itself, and I don’t want to waste a rant about how the Grammys operate on a project that’s actually pretty decent. Congrats Batiste, I hope you’re proud of what you accomplished.

Let’s hope the Grammys don’t wait another fourteen fucking years to ... read more

kobepi
30

Grammys be like

Jon Batiste album "WE ARE" is truly a defining moment and a huge milestone for popular music, this album would influence other great musicians that would come to the future, AOTY material.

also the Grammys

Gives Radiohead three greatest albums just won best alternative album (not even best rock album)
Bjork got nominated 15 times during her 2 decade career and never come close in winning once.
David Bowie finally won the Grammys but after he died with ... read more

Case
70

This album isn’t perfect and has some moments that I don’t think completely work, but it’s an impressive and soulful album that displays Jon Batiste's insane talent and potential not only as a musician but as an artist.

Before listening to this, I had heard and seen Jon Batiste play before, mainly because he is the musical director on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert and because he helped create the score for the Pixar movie “Soul”. I was intrigued to listen to ... read more

85

This Album Is Overhated.
Now Look, I Know this album ain't deserve Grammy Album Of The Year, But It Still Great album with a few Soulful Component, a few solid song with decent Production. Yeah it's not Grammy AOTY, But its one of the best album

anotherworld
65

meh album
other albums within this year are way better than this and deserve a grammy more than this

Suma
61

After this won a Grammy I went and listened to the title track, loved it, then I listened to the album, and damn it's pretty meh

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Added on: February 25, 2021