Access Denied

Ray BLK - Access Denied
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2021 Ratings: #40 / 608
User Score
Based on 36 ratings
Liked by 1 person
October 1, 2021 / Release Date
LP / Format
Pop Rap, R&B / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
NME

The 27-year-old star has shaken off the expectations she has been held to and, on her debut album, she is finally unapologetically herself.

90
PopMatters

Ray Blk has unveiled a gorgeous album of sultry tunes, dreamy vocals, and memorable beats and hooks. It’s a sensual record that belies its modern sheen.

80
Dork

On ‘ACCESS DENIED’, Ray BLK euphorically reclaims her power, and she offers the perfect opportunity for you to do the same.

80
DIY

Multi-faceted in both personality and musical style, ‘Access Denied’ has proven itself every bit worth the wait.

80
Evening Standard

She’s doing her own thing, still in no particular rush, and all the better for it.

80
The Observer

Access Denied is an unabashedly mainstream record, one rattling with trap beats, Afropop and hip-hop-grade grandstanding.

70
Loud and Quiet

At 14 tracks, there’s a lot to unpack, but Access Denied is a statement of style, self-confidence, and saying what needs to be said – whether it’s in a heavy bar or a hook-laden chorus.

prets
60
best tracks: 25
Lauren's Skit
Access Denied
45
So disappointed album and her. Meet Ray BLK. Listen first my hood amazing song. Can wait album listen. Head album. Boring song. Trash. Bests worst all song worst say again. Boring album. Trash. So disappointed album.
EJCDance01
60
Ray BLK is someone that I'm quite new to in terms of her music, so I thought I'd give her new album a try. I'm not majorly impressed but I'm not disappointed either!

I love that the album keeps to a certain vibe/aesthetic with pop vocals mixed in an alternative R&B/Hip-Hop'esque format that is similar to other melodic rappers like Ty Dolla $ign and Giveon. If you're into that dreamy type of sound then this is definitely something you'll enjoy.

The album itself is exploring themes of ... read more
45
Not into this one. Bland petty awkward production in this album, and the vocal performance like the Ariana but in a bad way.
blue
100
One of the best album of rnb, she kill every style
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Track List

  1. BLK MADONNA
  2. Lovesick
  3. Smoke (feat. Kojey Radical)
  4. 25
  5. Lauren's Skit
  6. Access Denied
  7. Baggage
  8. Games (feat. Giggs)
  9. If I Die
  10. MIA (feat. Kaash Paige)
  11. Mine
  12. Dark Skinned
  13. Go-go Girl (feat. Suburban Plaza)
  14. Over You (feat. Stefflon Don)
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Added on: July 7, 2021