Good Morning Gorgeous

Mary J. Blige - Good Morning Gorgeous
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2022 Ratings: #137 / 330
User Score
Based on 114 ratings
2022 Ratings: #281
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
The Arts Desk
The queen of hip hop soul shows no sign of abdicating.
90
Albumism

Good Morning Gorgeous stands out for its authenticity, stunning lyrics, and Mary J. Blige’s blueprint, powerful, unapologetic R&B flowing like a written journal.

83
Entertainment Weekly
On her 15th studio album, the queen of hip-hop soul dives into life as a single lady.
80
AllMusic

Few have covered the subjects with such detail and conviction as Blige, and the bottom line is that this 14th proper album of hers combines nuanced performances and succinct writing like none other.

80
The Young Folks
Listeners are in for a good time with thirteen R&B tracks, hearty vocals filled with color, and hip-hop influences sprinkled throughout.
73
Spectrum Culture

Good Morning Gorgeous reaffirms the legacy she’s left the last three decades, even if the album isn’t the most intoxicating in her catalog.

70
Rolling Stone
It’s an album full of emotional tumult as well as joy and optimism.
70
Clash

A record that exudes charm and grace, ‘Good Morning Gorgeous’ revels in the stature of Mary J Blige, while also presenting exhilarating new ingredients.

65
Pitchfork
The sheer strength and breadth of Mary J. Blige’s voice is like comfort food. Her 14th studio album mixes soaring, soulful affirmations with some confusing collaborations.
60
NME
After 30 years as the Queen of hip-hop/soul, the Yonkers legend has gone back to her roots for an inspiring 15th album.
murderousmonk
71

This is gonna go hand in hand with Saba & Amber Mark's albums for making me pretty happy and strive to love myself more and have fun. Here With Me is great since I genuinely don't think .Paak has missed on a feature once, Dave East starts a bit rocky on his verse but I was surprised he linked with a pop queen, and the three stretch run from Amazing to the title track make me happy, especially knowing that Mary is happy and comfortable with herself. Falling in Love & Fivio's track are ... read more

folkleftcry
75

1. No Idea - 10/10 🤍
2. Love Will Never - 10/10 🤍
3. Here With Me (feat. Anderson.Paak) - 9.5/10 🤍
4. Rent Money (feat. Dave East) - 6.5/10
5. Amazing (feat. DJ Khaled) - 4/10
6. GMG Interlude - 5/10
7. Good Morning Gorgeous - 7/10
8. Come See About Me - 7/10
9. On Top (feat. Fivio Foregn) - 9.5/10 🤍
10. Love Without The Heartbreak - 7/10
11. Failing in Love - 10/10 🤍
12. Enough - 7/10
13. Need Love (feat. User) - 10/10

pedrosabe16
65

‘Good Morning Gorgeous’ is based off a more minimalist R&B. The instruments are very vivid and Mary’s vocals are fierce but tame. That makes for a very pleasant listen but often unremarkable. Still, it leaves me with a good kind of wanting more and I’m glad to see her so content at this point of her career.

50

Preferred the rap tracks more than the R&B tracks, which flooded the album.

prets
76

fav tracks: rent money, amazing, come see about me

Mhutto6214
62

such a strong opener and closer with junks flying over first half and questionable "on top", eyeroll.

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Added on: August 10, 2021