CAPRISONGS

FKA twigs - CAPRISONGS
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2022 Ratings: #6 / 16
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2022 Ratings: #7
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CRITIC REVIEWS

83
Beats Per Minute

The diversity of styles on CAPRISONGS would likely end up a disjointed mess in any other hands, but with twigs (and her stacked team) on hand, it all sews together brilliantly.

80
Evening Standard

She’s closer to the mainstream pop world than ever before here. Yet it doesn’t sound like a compromise. There’s still plenty of sonic weirdness in the corners, and she’s surely earned some time in the sun.

80
The Independent

Given time and careful attention, this new mixtape unfurls to reveal the richest and catchiest melodies twigs has written so far.

80
Rolling Stone

The U.K. avant-pop star fights trauma and darkness with the most buoyant music of her career.

80
NME

After the emotional toll of making 2019's ‘Magdalene’ this varied collection shows a new side to the once unattainable star.

80
The Observer
The left-field singer makes a bid for the mainstream with hook-centric pop that centres on self-knowledge not trauma.
80
Exclaim!

Ironically, the empowering messages that enabled twigs to let loose and pursue the structureless endeavour of creating a mixtape ended up providing its unifying thread.

80
The Needle Drop

Caprisongs is twigs' catchiest and most fun project to date.

79
Paste

In a discography saturated with ambient anthems and frenetic energy, CAPRISONGS brilliantly brandishes the talent of an artist constantly looking for her next high.

78
Pitchfork
The singerโ€™s new mixtape is a playful and adventurous flex, full of errant, shapeshifting compositions that flirt with choral music and Afrobeats, schoolyard chants and squeak-rapping.
70
Clash

'CAPRISONGS' is a necessarily selfish project, and one which invites listeners to revel in all its joys and sorrows. Whilst it’s nice to hear a change of pace for twigs, there’s not as much focus on experimentation and expression, which could disappoint some exacting fans.

70
The Line of Best Fit

As emotionally sharp as ever, and as easily vulnerable but with some fierce love in her corner, this is the sound of twigs really loving what she does and putting herself at its core.

60
The Guardian

It’s an adventurous but undercharged effort missing hooks and cohesion.

Doublez
76

On Caprisongs, FKA Twigs exorcises her demons in a cocktail rich in flavor. While this mixtape has a lot of great things to offer, especially with its mood and uniqueness, this one struggles to shine like the previous projects.

It's a great day for R&B and Pop, as one of its divas offers us a very generous mixtape. It even affects me more personally, since FKA Twigs has been my favorite female R&B/Pop artist for a few years now, which means I'm expecting a lot from this project, and ... read more

marvelgaryen
94

TWIGS out here building a discography that is soon to become impossible to compare. There's levels to this productions that I can't even comprehend sometimes, it takes a mind of a musical genius, and she has been proving to be THE GENIUS for almost two decades. 'Caprisongs' is her most care free project yet, filled with danceable songs, tracks that go all the way, moving between genders and different stations. The room for experimentation is vast but that has always been the case when it comes ... read more

Case
85

CAPRISONGS is not nearly as ambitious or forward thinking as her past work, but it’s not trying to be. It’s just a fun collection of tracks packaged as a mixtape, and for what it is I love it.

FKA twigs is an artist whose music I have loved for a few years now. MAGDALENE was my second favorite album of 2019, and I loved what she did with that album. I then listened to many of her other great tracks, but I didn’t listen to LP1 or her EPs until recently, and I love those as ... read more

younghermit
NR

Fresh!

It starts off with a soundscape as fresh as a mix of cilantro and lime and a dark, intoxicating mix of undertones.

Most tracks are meticulously balanced with different sounds and vibes to unleash full blocks of noiz and muzak straight into your ears and mind. Twigs' creativity and libre soul is definitely heard and felt throughout the instrumentals and vocals, quite the tailored mixtape with many facets and angles to enjoy it from.

Harmonic chaos and expression, a powerful statement ... read more

79

Caprisongs is a fun collection of tracks that sees FKA Twigs experiment with her sound. Full of addicting melodies and vocal performances, the tape continuallly manages to stick in your head. Complete with some exciting features, the mixtape is incredibly enjoyable to listen to, and feels fresh and diverse.

Favorites: tears in the club, oh my love, lightbeamers, careless, darjeeling
Least Favorites: which way

tyronethedon
80

awesome great music classic album best ever

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Added on: December 19, 2021