Asha's Awakening

Raveena - Asha's Awakening
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2022 Ratings: #146 / 330
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Based on 190 ratings
2022 Ratings: #148
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Clash
On her sophomore LP, the Queens-based vocalist delivers a sun-soaked wanderlust framed under airy R&B, lush South Asian grooves and futurist pop.
80
The Guardian
The singer spans early 00s hip-hop, ambient tunes and pop bangers in her impressive major-label debut.
80
NME
The artist’s second album is a concept-heavy celebration of her South Asian heritage.
75
Pitchfork
Incorporating South Asian instruments and singing in English and Hindi, the New York singer-songwriter crafts a concept album from the perspective of a Punjabi space princess.
70
Loud and Quiet

It’s a heady mix, but the brilliance of Asha’s Awakening is how it blends these separate pieces into the joy of a pop record.

stolenpositions
70

This was one of my most antecipated albums of the year but damn, it was kinda disappointing. I first discovered Raveena through her single 'Tweety' that she released last year, which I found to be a really sweet and catchy piece of bubbly R&B, and so I decided to listen to her debut album 'Lucid', which is filled with great, relaxing and extremely charming neo-soul and R&B songs. Naturally, I was excited to hear what she would bring on her next full-length project, and while I do enjoy ... read more

Slush_Puppy
69

I'm in love with Raveena's whole vibe and aesthetic. Indian inspired contemporary R&B is something I've been needing more of since hearing Jai Paul's Str8 Outta Mumbai.

Tsareena
96

Completely in love with Raveena's follow up album. Such a fun listen. Love the production, lyrics everything, airy rnb with a lot of South Asian influence creating something so beautiful and true to the artist <3. I found the 2nd half of slower songs much stronger but the boppy first half is still so good too.
Faves: Time Flies, Asha's Kiss, Secret

AyeItsJoey
65

this is like eating cotton candy as a diabetic, you consume much of it that after a while, you might slip into a coma

ima4gine
72

top songs: secret, mystery, asha's kiss, time flies, love overgrown, endless sumer.
least favorite songs: magic, kismet, new drugs.

zachbeer
60

Even though they are sometimes washed out by the shimmering instrumentals, Raveena's delicate vocals are pretty throughout Asha's Awakening.

Best: Secret, Mystery

Worst: Asha's Kiss

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Added on: January 27, 2022