Omar Apollo - IVORY
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2022 Ratings: #181 / 330
User Score
Based on 178 ratings
2022 Ratings: #229
Liked by 5 people
April 8, 2022 / Release Date
LP / Format
Warner / Label
Alternative R&B / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
DIY
Conflating his electro-pop tendencies with the occasional stride of a campfire guitar, he turns everything he touches to glistening radio gold.
80
Dork
Pining falsettos, heated funk, a vulnerable kind of seduction: all hallmarks of an Omar Apollo release.
80
Clash
Indeed, Apollo creates a new sound within his alternative style. Bouncing from indie to alternative R&B to hip-hop, ‘Ivory’ is a culmination of his interests, all mushed together to create his own sense of authenticity.
80
NME
The Indiana-raised star's storytelling flair combines with emotionally rich alt-R&B, funk-pop and indie on this long-awaited debut.
80
Rolling Stone
The Mexican American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist’s sense of maturity grounds the project, and the songs stay playful yet tender, free yet focused.
76
Pitchfork
The singer-songwriter’s debut expands beyond bedroom R&B to traverse genres with dimension and control. He can shift from wizened soul belter to ’90s boy band innocence in a heartbeat.
70
AllMusic
After two EPs, a scrapped full-length, and a stopgap mixtape, Omar Apollo takes full advantage of the album format to indulge his natural versatility as an openhearted singer/songwriter.
60
The Observer
The singer-songwriter’s range is both a gift and a hindrance on this overstuffed record.
mediocre_feet
50

Ivory is a mixed bag of an album that is tied together by a common alternative R&B sound. It's a good start for a debut album as Omar shows variety and versatility. The songs are boring though and the production is lackluster.

dn___fdz
68

El proyecto debut de Omar Apollo abandona la esencia más auténtica de sus primeros dos extended plays y se concentra en explotar al máximo su versatilidad, presentando un conjunto mixto, con altibajos y que se queda a medio camino al intentar cubrir absolutamente todas las expectativas.

Ivory es una fuerte carta de presentación dado que la diversidad de estilos musicales se presenta de una manera más que completa, sin embargo en ese camino se pierde un poco ... read more

gaueri
79

Álbum agradável de ouvir que realça muito a versatilidade e o talento de Omar Apollo tanto em melodias mais pop, como na vibe do r&b contemporâneo e na influência de sua origem latina. Para muitos pode soar monótono, afinal são 16 faixas, mas acredito que o ouvinte deve entrar na atmosfera suave do disco para se envolver e imergir nas músicas, que são muito bem escritas por sinal. Meu destaque vai para as duas parcerias, ... read more

b0yisagun
78

omar apollo is very cool u can really feel his confidence when you listen+hes doing a bunch of different things without it feeling distracting. tamagotchi is so cool too mf is smoooooth with it

85

fav tracks: no good reason, go away, en el olvido, tamagotchi, bad life

dn___fdz
68

El proyecto debut de Omar Apollo abandona la esencia más auténtica de sus primeros dos extended plays y se concentra en explotar al máximo su versatilidad, presentando un conjunto mixto, con altibajos y que se queda a medio camino al intentar cubrir absolutamente todas las expectativas.

Ivory es una fuerte carta de presentación dado que la diversidad de estilos musicales se presenta de una manera más que completa, sin embargo en ese camino se pierde un poco ... read more

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Track List

1Ivory
0:45
72
2Talk
2:37
73
3No Good Reason
1:48
77
4Invincible
3:36
79
5Endlessly Interlude
0:34
72
6Killing Me
2:45
82
7Go Away
3:27
81
8Waiting On You
2:31
75
9Petrified
3:17
69
10Personally
3:31
64
11En El Olvido
2:26
65
12Tamagotchi
2:48
78
13Can't Get Over You
1:02
64
14Evergreen
3:36
75
15Bad Life
3:17
78
16Mr. Neighbor
2:46
69
Total Length: 40 minutes
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Added on: February 8, 2022