Back Of My Mind

H.E.R. - Back Of My Mind
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2021 Ratings: #346 / 700
User Score
Based on 303 ratings
2021 Ratings: #894
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June 18, 2021 / Release Date
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RCA / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Exclaim!

On Back of My Mind, H.E.R. is in total control of her sound, with masterful command of her artistic direction.

80
NME

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

80
Clash

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.

80
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.

68
Pitchfork

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.

Case
60

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

BaddieBaphomet
30

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

Maqtheus
60

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

WhyBegin
53

I don't like using the critique of "uninspired" or any kind of art because that sounds complaining that an artist is having too good of a life, as if the lack of hardship actively makes their work worse. But this project from H.E.R. really comes across hollow and indifferent to me. Even at its best, songs are just slightly above average, and many of those best songs were already released as singles. This is also maybe the most bloated album of the year? How is it 80 minutes long? And ... read more

aminelbbh
88

87.85%
This album feels very great and chill. I enjoy listening to it sometimes but it's not THE album, I mean it most songs are repetetive and it feels very very long! There are still incredible tracks like Damage, Find A Way and Bloody Waters which I would say carries the album

adrianiturralde
100

The album is 21 songs long and I still can't believe it's ALL WORTH IT.

From fav to least fav:
- Closer To Me
- Slide
- Find A Way
- Come Through
- Bloody Waters
- Process
- Trauma
- Back of My Mind
- Exhausted
- Hard To Love
- For Anyone
- Cheat Code
- My Own
- Mean It
- Lucky
- Hold On
- Damage
- Paradise
- I Can Have It All
- Don't
- We Made It

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Track List

1We Made It
5:14
87
2Back of My Mind
3:41
72
3Trauma
4:31
with Hit-Boy feat. Cordae
67
4Damage
3:47
78
5Find A Way
3:17
feat. Lil Baby
58
6Bloody Waters
4:20
76
7Closer To Me
4:06
57
8Come Through
3:34
58
9My Own
3:39
69
10Lucky
3:03
59
11Cheat Code
3:11
65
12Mean It
3:17
60
13Paradise
2:37
feat. Yung Bleu
55
14Process
3:54
55
15Hold On
3:22
79
16Don't
4:01
75
17Exhausted
3:29
62
18Hard To Love
4:02
65
19For Anyone
3:54
64
20I Can Have It All
4:23
46
21Slide
3:56
feat. YG
57
Total Length: 1 hour, 19 minutes
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Added on: April 23, 2021