Back Of My Mind

H.E.R. - Back Of My Mind
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2021 Ratings: #187 / 417
User Score
Based on 210 ratings
2021 Ratings: #473
Liked by 9 people
June 18, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
RCA / Label
R&B, Neo-Soul / Genres
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On Back of My Mind, H.E.R. is in total control of her sound, with masterful command of her artistic direction.


The 23-year-old's first album proper is by turns soulful, political, romantic and sometimes just plain fun.


In its length and scope, there’s a feeling here of witnessing H.E.R. in 360 – panoramic R&B that more than justifies the wait, a sumptuous, multi-faceted jewel that seems to reveal fresh colour with each play.

The Telegraph

The multi-talented musician arrives in a blaze of hype, and with sensational vocals and brilliant playing, she more than backs it up.


The long-awaited debut from the lauded singer and guitarist is a fine showcase of her immense talent, though the constant balladeering doesn’t really capture what she does best.

Get ready for this to get nominated for like 6 Grammys next year for no reason lmaooo

Edit: ok here’s my actual review

While I think H.E.R still has a lot of potential, “Back Of My Mind” is less a realized album and more a vehicle for HER to release 21 cleanly produced, listenable, but in many cases ultimately forgettable songs that I’m sure will earn her more industry acclaim, but I think it ultimately hinders her artistry in the process.

H.E.R has had one of the ... read more
I don’t even know where to start with this review. I basically have to review it since it’s going to be one of the biggest albums of the year in terms of industry push (I can already see the glowing reviews incoming and would bet my money on multiple Grammy noms). But “Back of My Mind”, and a lot of H.E.R.’s music, is just so lacking of anything interesting that I want to talk about anything but the music, and I feel like that’s the case for most people who ... read more
Garantindo sua vaga na categoria de "Album of the Year" no Grammy de 2022, H.E.R. finalmente lança seu novo álbum, o qual já é cotado pra desbancar meio mundo nas premiações mesmo sendo mediano e pouco cativante.

H.E.R. é uma das artistas mais jovens a vencer grandes e importantes prêmios do entretenimento, com Grammy e Oscar, ela sempre surpreende todos com suas aparições onde nunca sai de mãos vazias. ... read more
H.E.R tem bastante talento vocal, isso é inegável. Porém infelizmente em seu novo álbum ela não consegue mostrar o quanto ela é talentosa, lançando um álbum de r&b básico que parece já ter sido lançado várias vezes com títulos e musicas diferentes, o álbum até é gostosinho de ouvir, talvez ouviria pra passar o tempo, porém pra quem queria um trabalho interessante da ... read more
More music for brands and award shows to eat up, but nothing that's all that interesting or creative by any means. 21 songs that barely differ from each other. If you can listen to this whole record without getting extremely bored then you're an absolute machine.

Favorite tracks: Slide
Least favorite: Lucky
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Track List

  1. We Made It
  2. Back of My Mind (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
  3. Trauma (feat. Cordae)
  4. Damage
  5. Find A Way (feat. Lil Baby)
  6. Bloody Waters (feat. Thundercat)
  7. Closer To Me
  8. Come Through (feat. Chris Brown)
  9. My Own
  10. Lucky
  11. Cheat Code
  12. Mean It
  13. Paradise (feat. Yung Bleu)
  14. Process
  15. Hold On
  16. Don't
  17. Exhausted
  18. Hard To Love
  19. For Anyone
  20. I Can Have It All (feat. DJ Khaled & Bryson Tiller)
  21. Slide (feat. YG)
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Added on: April 23, 2021