Sometimes I Might Be Introvert

Little Simz - Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
Critic Score
Based on 35 reviews
2021 Ratings: #3 / 739
Year End Rank: #1
User Score
2021 Ratings: #2
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Evening Standard
Contrary to the title, Little Simz sounds like she’s brimming with confidence on her extraordinary 19-track fourth album.
100
The Line of Best Fit

With her blessings seemingly endless, Little Simz looks set to enter the Hall of Fame with the cinematic storytelling of Sometimes I Might Be Introvert.

100
DIY
If ‘GREY Area’ saw Simz come-of-age as a rapper, ‘Sometimes I Might Be Introvert’ is Simz making her first long-lasting artistic stamp on the zeitgeist.
100
NME
The much-lauded London rapper melds razor-sharp lyricism, moving vulnerability and compassionate storytelling as she ascends to the level of legends.
100
The Arts Desk
The talented rapper takes things to another level in her masterful fourth album.
100
Dork

This album is absolutely Little Simz’s magnum opus – it’s earth-shatteringly beyond what has come before, no easy feat considering her debut is one of the most revered of the past few years.

100
Albumism
The fact that Simz is able to convince across the vast array of musical styles contained on the album is testament to her charisma, undeniable lyrical skills and the strength of the bond between her and Inflo.
100
The Independent
In a time where we find ourselves craving nuanced intelligence, 27-year-old Simbiatu Ajikawo knocks it out of the park with her cool, collected rumination over a series of varied grooves.
100
The Telegraph
This astounding fourth studio release from the British performer confirms her as one of the best rappers in the world.
100
The Forty-Five
An introvert Simbi may be, but this album is the proof, it’s the quiet ones you have to watch out for.
95
Earmilk
This is the sound of an artist in full swing, and the arc of that swing is several years long now with no signs of losing momentum.
94
Sputnikmusic

In truth, this is an entirely new beast from the UK rapper. There's an argument to be made that Sometimes... is the fullest realisation of all Little Simz's facets, that the contrasts she's always employed from project to project are trapped in amber together in this one breathtaking moment.

91
A.V. Club

Sometimes I Might Be Introvert is as ambitious and intimate as anything the North-London MC has ever done, and an easy contender for the best rap album of the year, let alone the week.

90
God Is in the TV

Sometimes I Might Be Introvert is Little Simz‘s best record yet.

90
Gigwise

On Sometimes I Might Be Introvert Simz continues to operate at the highest echelons of British rap.

90
No Ripcord

Introvert is a beautiful collection of poems filled with stories and experiences, on which Simz doesn't skimp on resources and thinks big.

90
Louder Than War

Sometimes I Might Be Introvert is a lush, expansive, sprawling masterpiece. Awash with sweeping strings and eternal conflict, Little Simz raps with potency and power.

90
Loud and Quiet

On S.I.M.B.I., Little Simz levels her successes by being herself, being introverted. And with that, she has made a record that prompts the kind of introspection that can lead to personal breakthroughs. It’s an album to listen to over and over.

90
AllMusic

As on Grey Area, there are no dry spells or dips in quality, just a master class in modern songwriting with heaps of poise and a beating, soulful heart.

85
Under The Radar

It’s the kind of project that cements her status as one of the most talented artists of her generation. Oh, and she’s only 26.

84
HipHopDX

Sometimes I May Be Introvert is an espousal on Black womanhood with deep emotional intelligence and refined insight from someone who’s ruminated on her pain and found catharsis through music.

80
The Observer
Wordsmith Simbiatu Ajikawo unleashes non-stop killer cuts on her extraordinary fourth album.
80
The Needle Drop

SIMBI finds a leveled-up Simz returning to wonderland.

80
The Sydney Morning Herald
Her fourth studio album signals that, after years of being celebrated by the music industry, she is now ready to be embraced by the mainstream.
80
PopMatters
Little Simz explores familial and cultural themes, moving from stream-of-consciousness confessions to epigrammatic observations, volatile rants to equanimous self-examinations.
80
The Guardian
Intensely creative as she discusses race, womanhood and family – and with a cameo from Emma Corrin – Simz’s fourth album feels totally alive.
80
Clash
The cinematic flourishes are cranked up and Simz is more confessional than ever, pondering what defines her as both Little Simz the artist and Simbi the person. It makes for addictive listening.
80
Spectrum Culture
The album is easy to crack but difficult to give justice to.
80
Crack Magazine

On her fourth album, Sometimes I Might Be Introvert, north London rapper Little Simz makes music not just for the mind and soul, but the body too.

80
The Skinny

While pulling from here and there, what binds Sometimes I Might Be Introvert together is a flair for the cinematic and the result is an album that's both monumental and an innermost peek into Little Simz’s soul.

80
Uncut

Sometimes I Might Be Introvert is an even more ambitious conceptual album that finds her sharing her insecurities, praising her heroes and going on a fairytale voyage over 19 tracks.

80
Record Collector
It's rich with rallying cries and uplift, is allergic to doing the safe or obvious, and captures the pop temperature of the moment.
77
Pitchfork
On her fourth album, the UK rapper wrestles with the split between her public persona and private self, raising broadly relatable questions about the craving for validation.
75
Entertainment Weekly

Ultimately, Introvert sees a champion in its lead character: a Black woman proud of the steps she's taken while simultaneously analyzing how stardom can force her to check inward.

67
Beats Per Minute
It’s daring and conceptual, but lacks physicality, unity and focus.
BradTasteMusic
98

When I heard the song "I Love You, I Hate You" earlier this year, I was blown away with the lyrical quality, and structure of the track, as well the unique integration of samples (most of which are not even samples wtf!? my life is a lie). Upon hearing that, I pretty much knew Simz was going to drop a pretty solid album, but seriously wtf?

This album is amazing, but in a brilliant and unique way that I've never heard before in a Hip Hop album. Front to back, this thing is a fucking ... read more

August
100

stan SIMBI or die

TPAB shaking rn

Edit:
my opinion ruined

Case
95

It’s so cool to see an album this universally loved and appreciated, and it’s definitely well deserved for Little Simz because this album is absolutely fantastic.

On “Sometimes I Might Be Introvert”, Little Simz comes through with one of the most cinematic and grand rap albums I’ve ever heard with some great performances from Simz and some insane production. No joke, the production on here is some of the best I’ve ever heard. It’s sometimes grand and ... read more

Yoshers
100

Simz just said she wanted to make something cool after Grey Area and then proceeded to create one of the best Hip Hop albums ever, whoops...

ghostlyripper
92

The best album I heard in the 2020s hands down! This was the first I've heard from Little Simz and she seriously delivered something special here

91

9.1/10

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Track List

1Introvert
6:02
97
2Woman
4:29
feat. Cleo Sol
94
3Two Worlds Apart
2:58
91
4I Love You, I Hate You
4:15
95
5Little Q, Pt. 1
1:08
87
6Little Q, Pt. 2
3:46
93
7Gems
2:57
90
8Speed
2:40
88
9Standing Ovation
4:08
93
10I See You
3:58
89
11The Rapper That Came To Tea
2:45
88
12Rollin Stone
3:39
86
13Protect My Energy
3:08
90
14Never Make Promises
1:02
82
15Point and Kill
3:05
91
16Fear No Man
4:03
90
17The Garden
2:38
89
18How Did You Get Here
4:56
94
19Miss Understood
3:28
92
Total Length: 1 hour, 5 minutes
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Added on: April 18, 2021