Majid Jordan

Majid Jordan - Majid Jordan
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2016 Ratings: #775 / 905
User Score
Based on 74 ratings
2016 Ratings: #714
February 5, 2016 / Release Date
LP / Format
OVO Sound, Warner Bros. / Label
Electropop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Exclaim!
On their debut, self-titled LP, Majid Jordan step out from behind the scenes to present their best work yet.
76
HipHopDX

There's noticeable growth from their EP and mixtape in both Majid's singing and Jordan's production.

70
Billboard

Majid Jordan’s best quality is its intimate feel, sounding like each song is the extension of a conversation and is to be heard by a specific set of ears.

70
AllMusic

While their sound is rooted in slightly drowsy, electronics-driven studio productions like so many of their peers, they draw more from early-'80s post-disco and synth pop for rhythmic heft.

68
Pitchfork
Majid Jordan are immovably situated in Drake's shadow, and their self-titled debut doesn't really serve to extricate them.
67
Consequence of Sound
Majid Jordan’s self-titled debut album solidifies their place as distinct R&B stylists while proving they have the hit-making abilities to belong on a label as commercially potent as OVO.
60
Rolling Stone
It's just a shame that Majid Jordan don't let their hair down more often.
40
NOW Magazine
The album revels in the clean, streamlined production elements and beautifully realized nocturnal atmosphere favoured by the OVO camp, but that sonic branding, if you will, swallows up any sort of personal flavour or perspective that might set Majid Jordan apart.
jsharma17
64
[Imported from RYM.com]

I love the Majid Jordan feature on Hold On, We're Going Home, so I wanted to listen to a full length project from there. These guys are pretty uninteresting overall. By the way, I'm aware it's one guy singing and one guy producing but I'm going to refer to them as "them" and "their." Majid Jordan is really just 52 minutes of music that struggle to be fully pop or fully R&B. Their lyricism is alright and so are their melodies but they rarely hit ... read more
tribecalledrake
96
This debut album I think was incredible. It's the perfect mix of emotion & heartbreak with beautiful production and lyrics to go with it. The album really just gives you a feeling like no other. Love it, must listen.
dyelir
60
After their excellent vocal arrangements on "Hold On, We're Going Home", it'd be reasonable to have hyped up this album. However, it falls short. It's only when they recall the positive moments like they did on that classic song, that they are listenable. This release ended up as a missed opportunity to step out of the shadow of their label boss, Drake.
CxAylward
53
i mean all these songs sound the same and he doesn't have the best voice? but instant gratification don't get much smoother
70
Majid Jordan are an outfit made up of vocalist Majid Al Maskati and producer Jordan Ullman. - See more at: http://renownedforsound.com/index.php/album-review-majid-jordan-majid-jordan/#sthash.GDJddQEb.dpuf
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Year End Lists

#13/BLARE
#50/Complex

Track List

  1. Learn From Each Other
  2. Make It Work
  3. My Love (feat. Drake)
  4. Small Talk
  5. Pacifico
  6. Shake Shake Shake
  7. Love Is Always There
  8. Warm
  9. Something About You
  10. Day and Night
  11. King City
  12. Every Step Every Way
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Added on: January 5, 2016