Durand Jones & The Indications - Private Space
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2021 Ratings: #373 / 586
User Score
Based on 97 ratings
2021 Ratings: #97
Liked by 8 people
July 30, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
Dead Oceans / Label
Smooth Soul / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
PopMatters

Durand Jones and the Indications push the boundaries of soul music with Private Space, reminding us that the genre was never a relic of the past.

80
Mojo

Feted Indiana soul revivalists embrace the dancefloor and survey a nation in crisis on timeless, irresistible third album.

80
Uncut

The quintet's third LP ... attains orchestral grandeur on intricate set pieces.

80
AllMusic

None of the Indications' contemporaries have put together a set as distinctly purpose-built and delightful as this one.

80
The Guardian

The US retro-soul outfit expand into funk and disco, facing society’s hurt head on with songs of love and hope.

80
Clash

Dancing with disco beats, synthesisers, velveteen vocals and funk grooves, they toy with what it is to be retro-inspired whilst driving a genre forward.

60
American Songwriter

Durand Jones along with shotgun riding drummer/multi-instrumentalist/co-vocalist Aaron Frazer pull it off so effortlessly you’ll be convinced this is a great lost soul album from the glory days of ’70s urban music.

60
NME

Indiana's finest have expanded their sound and delivered another cut of totally transporting, expertly crafted R&B and velvety, progressive soul.

Astroskye
90
This is Silky Funky Groovy As HELL_ the 70s groove is what I needed the weekend classic disco, soul and groove is the peanut butter to my...(U gat the point)
Faves:- ❤ all Jams but WITCHOOOOOOO To You
gopxity
83
If you're upset about not having the Silk Sonic album yet, listen to this to hold you over. This group always has the best vibes. This album is fun, funky, smooth & sexy. This group never disappoints.

Favorite tracks: Love Will Work It Out, Witchoo, Private Space, Ride or Die, The Way That I Do, I Can See
Least favorite: -
SonicDiscovery
80
It’s pretty funny how Bruno Mars and Anderson Paak (Silk Sonic) have been getting such praise for approaching a vintage light funk and smooth soulful sound that several others like Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley have been doing for years. Another artist putting out quality work in this field is the Indiana-based group Durand Jones & The Indicators and their newest album Private Space excellently harkens back to those good time sounds. Album opener “Love Will Work It Out” ... read more
peachyibby
90
The vibes are immaculate.
KXLL3R
83
The folks returned to bless us this year. Too smooth. A lot more upbeat than their predecessors
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Added on: May 12, 2021