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stolenpositions
60

Remember Your North Star is a pleasant R&B record to keep in the background while you’re doing something else but that too often fails to leave a strong impression. And I think that's partially due to the large amount of interludes that wanna be full songs but don’t have enough substance to be memorable in any way. It’s the first time I’m listening to Yaya Bey and I think she has a wonderful voice and is pretty talented (considering majority of this album is self ... read more

TheCarioca
63

intro - 3/5
libation - 3/5
big daddy ya - 3/5
keisha - 4/5
nobody knows - 3/5
alright - 3/5
meet me in brooklyn - 3/5
it was just a dance - 2/5
pour up (feat. DJ Nativesun) - 3/5
uh uh nxgga - 1/5
reprise - 3/5
rolling stoner - 4/5
don't fucking call me - 5/5 ❤
i'm certain she's there - 3/5
street fighter blue - 3/5
mama loves her son - 4/5
either way - 3/5
blessings - 4/5

bluejsky
70

𝑅𝑒𝑚𝑒𝑚𝑏𝑒𝑟 𝑌𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑁𝑜𝑟𝑡𝘩 𝑆𝑡𝑎𝑟 𝑖𝑠 𝑎𝑛 𝑎𝑙𝑏𝑢𝑚 𝑡𝘩𝑎𝑡 𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑎𝑝𝑠𝑢𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑠 𝑎 𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑙𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑖𝑛 𝑖𝑡𝑠 𝑠𝑜𝑛𝑔𝑠 𝑡𝘩𝑎𝑡 𝑚𝑎𝑘𝑒𝑠 𝑙𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑛𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑞𝑢𝑖𝑡𝑒 𝑝𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑠𝑎𝑛𝑡.

Jiraqua
70

Yaya Bey’s “Remember Your North Star” is a serviceable R&B that shows a lot of potential for the artist. While I adore the jazzy production of the project, there some issues I had with this album. For one, the tracklist. A lot of these songs didn’t feel fully formed or complete, and spreading 30 minutes of runtime across 18 tracks did not leave much substantial to listener between the talking interludes and short songs. Also, the songwriting on the first half of the ... read more

100words
80

On a hugely satisfying LP, Yaya dances precisely between a lo-fi mixtape and shoomping R&B. The light vocals and delicate production might sink into one another were it not for a sharpness to the writing; especially in its explicit moments, Bey’s lyrics split through the seamless beats with a bite. ‘RYNS’ is not content with simply being an amiable, slick record and pushes comfortably forward without sacrificing an ounce of smoothness. In the reggae, R&B, and soul ... read more

lukassantiago3
83

Brilliant, honest, raw and beautiful.

85

This is just great R&B

73

Bom R&B, porém meio básico.

niel
100

the state of mind that this song "reprise" elevates me to. that's where I want to feel immersive like this record

wonderofu
70

I just wish it was a little longer. That's my only complain. Overall, really really really pretty LP. I'm definitely gonna come back to this one through this year.

cyboyrg
84

remember your north star feels like a breath of fresh air. spanning 18 tracks, there’s rarely a dull moment. yaya bey is able to achieve polished cohesion while dabbling in a variety of different sounds and exploring a myriad of themes such as introspection, misogynoir, and generational trauma.

the production throughout is silky, intoxicating, and easy on the ears. on top of that, yaya’s vocals are dynamic, emotionally charged, and completely captivating. you can’t help but ... read more

73

it's an album about yearning to be loved.

the production, delivery, and lyrics of the first half have been done before and are almost cliché. the lyrics in the second half point to interesting societal questions that are definitely worth exploring, but the music across the board is lacking in creativity.

edgarratesmusic
70

Could've been better.

benjajpg
76

better than hypnos

80

Remember Your North Star is an opus from Yaya Bey that speaks to the hurt that many of our women carry today.

"Lord, we know who we are Yet we know not what we may be"! This is a quote from Hamlet, a play written by the great William Shakespeare at the turn of the 17th century. The excerpt mentioned is from the 44th line of Act 4, Scene 5, and means that while it’s possible to know who we are in the present moment, that does not necessarily apply to our future. On Remember Your ... read more

LucasLannister
70

preciosa producción y cruces con el hip-hop también más allá de ser un disco de r&b hecho y derecho. Me lleva un poco al flow de Noname por momentos. Surfea tan bien por los géneros que parece salirle todo de la piel y el corazón.

MET4
50

it's not bad, not the most fantastic RnB album I've ever heard really. Not a fan of the vocals on some tracks. I know it doesn't need to be an explosive, eccentric RnB album, but it's kinda boring.

edit: definitely looking forward to yaya bey's next project

evelezt
50

It's just average R&B, like if Ella Mai and Summer Walker mixed together, I feel no personality that can stand out. Maybe in the future she can make something better cause her voice is really pretty.

Saddoc
81

Album Summer
Day: 16
Album #: 1
Theme: New Album

I'm really tired and don't have energy for a paragraph or so. I've never heard her music before but I like it. They've got a very nice voice. I think that the short songs in between are very unnecessary and bring the album down a little bit sadly.

intro - 7.5
big daddy ya - 7.5
keisha - 8.5
nobody knows - 8
alright - 9
meet me in brooklyn - 8
pour up - 8.5
reprise - 8.5
rolling stoner - 7
don't fucking call me - 7
street fighter blues - 7.5
mam ... read more

tentoir
77

a beautiful and soulful r&b album.

people really do love rating skits and interludes really low on this site, huh?

adrianiturralde
65

Fav tracks:
- big daddy ya
- alright

Faint
90

I am absolutely enchanted by confessional R&B albums and Yaya Bey's newest record slots beautifully in the pantheon of my favorite R&B albums. Honoring the dazzling candor of her forebears like SZA, Lauryn Hill, and Jazmine Sullivan, Remember Your North Star is an expressive, upbeat, and pleasant record that puts her talents as a writer and performer upfront.

The album is not necessarily cohesive as it flitters through different tones (from joyous to pensive), styles and genres ... read more

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