Sometimes I Might Be Introvert

Little Simz - Sometimes I Might Be Introvert
Critic Score
Based on 34 reviews
2021 Ratings: #3 / 585
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2021 Ratings: #1
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CRITIC REVIEWS

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The Telegraph
This astounding fourth studio release from the British performer confirms her as one of the best rappers in the world.
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
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.
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
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 Arts Desk
The talented rapper takes things to another level in her masterful fourth album.
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
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
Evening Standard
Contrary to the title, Little Simz sounds like she’s brimming with confidence on her extraordinary 19-track fourth album.
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.
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
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
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
Gigwise

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

90
God Is in the TV

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

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
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.

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.
80
The Needle Drop

SIMBI finds a leveled-up Simz returning to wonderland.

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

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
100
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
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
Doublez
84
Sometimes I Might Be Introvert is the odyssey of Litte Simz, an accomplished artist who keeps proving her immense talent. Through 1 hour of 5 star travel, the London native delivers a moving experience without ever losing sight of her multiple struggles. A real treasure.

If Little Simz is the real darling of the public, it is simply because she is one of the most talented female Hip Hop artists of the last few years, and well beyond. Since A Curious Tale of Trials + Persons (2015), in the ... read more
jxshmccabe
96
SIMBI.

in all honestly, i really am left speechless after listening to this.

albums like this make me look at other albums and think how terrible they are compared to this. not one flaw in: lyrics, production, flow, storyline etc. i’m quite literally stunned by this album.

idk what to say except for go listen right fucking now. what are you doing not listening to this album rn? this is aoty, this is incredible, this is simz at peak artistry.

oh yeah. it’s also better than ... read more
MattsReviews
100
She may claim she is introverted, but this album shows a hell of a lot of personality.

Maybe another day.
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Added on: April 18, 2021