We're All Alone In This Together

Dave - We're All Alone In This Together
Critic Score
Based on 18 reviews
2021 Ratings: #6 / 527
User Score
Based on 687 ratings
2021 Ratings: #84
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Evening Standard

The second album from Streatham rapper David Orobosa Omoregie, known simply as Dave, is his second masterpiece.

100
Gigwise

Not looking back or passing Go, Dave further cements himself as a bona-fide generational talent on We're All Alone In This Together.

100
NME
Always ready to tell the hard truths for those who can’t, Dave has proved again that he’s a voice of a generation, sitting pretty atop his peers when it comes to making unforgettable London rap classics.
100
The Line of Best Fit

Within the chapters of We’re All Alone In This Together, Dave strikes at the core of his identity, vulnerability, and struggle. Merging the different aspects of his personality: bravado, sensitivity, and the gift of expression, the UK rap scene’s most straight-talking son outgrows his peers.

100
musicOMH
It’s the album that disproves the myth of the ‘Mercury Prize Curse’ and also consolidates Dave’s reputation as one of this country’s most important and impressive young artists.
100
The Independent

WAAITT is a compelling, conscious-jolting account of a life of two halves.

90
DIY
‘We’re All Alone In This Together’ is an album that’ll be excavated for years to come, but remains just as impactful on first listen.
90
Clash
Literate, wise, and emotionally devastating, ‘We’re All Alone In This Together’ places Dave at the absolute pinnacle of British music.
90
Albumism
Any fleeting moments of grandiosity are immediately cut down to size by his emotional honesty and self-reflection and he revels in the impact of words with double meanings. More than that though, he has so much to say—the songs are long and lyric-filled, yet he doesn’t waste a single word.
84
HipHopDX

Despite an important message and gloomy passages, Dave’s sophomore effort never feels overly weepy. At its core, We’re All Alone In This Together is a meticulously constructed, well-balanced rap album.

80
The Guardian
The rapper’s long-awaited second album darts between hedonistic swagger and unsparing social commentary to cement his place at rap’s apex.
80
The Telegraph
It’s an experience as much as it is a set of songs. The results are compelling and well worth your time, but for everybody who comes away feeling transformed, there’s likely to be dissenters with a nagging feeling that Dave sounds better when he’s talking slick over drums, rather than hunched over a piano.
80
Loud and Quiet
This album secures his status as the voice of a generation of young Londoners, putting the personal into the political and making sense of the current social chaos with his signature wit.
80
The Forty-Five
It’s difficult listening, but vital – and a thousand times more powerful than any sneering, sloganeering politician.
80
AllMusic

His first steps outside of PSYCHODRAMA's concrete sphere of influence continue to cement his generational talent.

80
The Observer
With introspective but operatic rap, Dave paints pictures on an album that’s part confessional, part social critique.
76
Pitchfork
The British-Nigerian rapper’s second album is as ambitious, technical, and deeply felt as his first. It is sure to keep his star on the rise.
60
The Needle Drop
Dave's sophomore album is hit-and-miss in both style and substance.
Manos
82
After his amazing conceptual debut "Psychodrama" Dave returns with another incredible effort

Dave tackles issues in his community, racial injustices and discusses his past with great storytelling and vivid imagery

Production on the record is very smooth, even ethereal on the more somber tracks

The intro "We're All Alone" is a very strong start to the record being a two part song. Following, "Verdansk" and "Clash" are both bangers and "In The ... read more
CameronFriezer
87
Tracklist:

Favourite: Heart Attack
Worst: Lazarus (ft. Boj)

1. We’re All Alone - 9
2. Verdansk - 9
3. Clash (ft. Stormzy) - 8
4. In The Fire - 8
5. Three Rivers - 9
6. System (ft. WizKid) - 8
7. Lazarus (ft. Boj) - 6.5
8. Law Of Attraction (ft. Snoh Aalegra) - 9
9. Both Sides Of A Smile (ft. James Blake) - 10
10. Twenty To One - 7.5
11. Heart Attack - 10
12. Survivor’s Guilt - 10

Average: 8.66
Quick Comment: I feel like he is one of the few UK rappers to realise not everything ... read more
Cry
82
We're All Alone In This Together is Dave's sophomore album and it takes you on an incredible journey. Dave paints the world with all its problems, hiding nothing from the listeners, being as raw and real as you can get, giving us his unfiltered view on life, using just his lyrics. The album doesn't come close to lacking in the production, an issue listeners had on the last album, with James Blake stepping in to add colors to Dave's painting, using pianos in pretty ways and adding soothing ... read more
75
Long Dave tracks hit different
Case
70
While this is definitely a flawed album, Dave’s talent lyrically and his storytelling make this a enjoyable listen regardless.

I didn’t know much about Dave before listening to this album: I had seen people talk about Dave’s last album, and I saw his performance at the BRIT awards, but this was my first time actually listening to a project from Dave. And while this is a solid album, there are just a lot of flaws that hold it back from being great.

While I do like this album ... read more
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Added on: July 5, 2021