What We Call Life

Jordan Rakei - What We Call Life
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2021 Ratings: #78 / 608
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Based on 64 ratings
2021 Ratings: #230
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AngelHerntz
74
What we call life, cuarto álbum de Jordan Rakei, tiene varios momentos de iluminación, o elevación, creativa; pienso específicamente en la primera y la última canción, "Family" y "The Flood". Esto es gracias a lo creativo de su composición musical y lo personal, y a la vez tan humano, que resultan sus letras. He de confesar que esta es la primera vez que me topo con material del compositor neozelandés, y hay en ... read more
caitofgoodhope
96
will stan forever
DalekTurret32
90
I first heard Jordan Rakei on Disclosure’s Caracal album, but it wasn’t until his Wallfower era when I first took notice of him. I liked what I listened to and I have been meaning to check out a project of his. Can’t believe it’s only now I’m doing so!
Here, we have some smooth sounds that contain elements of R&B, soul, synthpop and indie folk. I also like how Rakei layers his vocal harmonies. They sound beautiful whenever they show up.
The main highlight for ... read more
Stardust
73
"What We Call Life" resulta un éxito rotundo a la hora de recrear una atmósfera urbana a través de texturas de aires metropolitanos, así como mediante una sensibilidad particular, sencilla, pero también profunda en ocasiones.

Aquello que no ayuda tanto a que este LP aparezca como algo verdaderamente memorable tiene que ver con ese sentimiento de "sameness" que permea cada una de las canciones, en tanto que parece que estas mismas texturas ... read more
Pmarf46
81
For me, Jordan Rakei, under both this moniker and his dance music alias 'Dan Kye', has been making some of the most soulful music of the last few years. He has a great ear for mastering his tracks, which always balance lush instrumentation while giving the melodies space to breathe. Compared to his last LP, This record lacks the earworm quality of some of his best songs but puts more into beautiful production and instrumentation with a lot of haunting violin work on display. And not to sound ... read more
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Added on: August 4, 2021