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85
Pitchfork
The 23-year-old Chicago singer’s long-awaited debut makes a close study of R&B history, floating through weightless vocal arrangements with uncommon poise.
80
Clash

A gorgeous listen with a deep, lasting resonance, ‘Hypnos’ finds Ravyn Lenae rising to the challenge of her peers, and raising the bar once more.

80
Loud and Quiet

Hypnos is a colourful and other-worldly debut, aligning with its obvious influences but also way beyond that, capturing the same unconventional essence as Janet Jackson in her ’90s prime.

Maqtheus
87

Ravyn Lenae é o futuro da música.

Espero muito ver o que ela pode nos entregar daqui uns anos. Arrisco dizer que o seu potencial deverá ecoar ainda mais nos próximos projetos. HYPNOS é tão bem feitinho, viciante e com alguns destaques extremamente ricos, ela definitivamente sabe o que está fazendo e isso me enche de orgulho.

Melhores faixas: "Venom", "M.I.A." e "Lullabye".

marvelgaryen
95

FINALLY a new futuristic R&B album!!! We've been waiting a LOT since 'Take Me Apart' by Kelela; Also I have been waiting for Ravyn's debut for quite a while, always knew this woman had several points of pure talent. Manifestating power through 53 minutes of musical bliss, Lenae made her path clear, she's not only here to be an artist to keep on watching, she's here to teach many others what is like to step out on NEW levels of music. The production is truly one of the best of the year, she ... read more

stolenpositions
90

Whoa… she’s absolutely insane for this. Already on her debut album, Ravyn Lenae proves that she’s one of the best artists modern R&B has to offer. HYPNOS has this strong 90s aura that reminds me a lot of Brandy's work (more specifically Never Say Never), but with a modern twist given by its lo-fi and neo-soul aesthetics. The production is very dreamy and often times psychedelic, blending beautifully with Ravyn's impressively tight and captivating harmonies and runs. ... read more

1Mpastaa
93

I loved this!! It's a mix of Neo-Soul and R&B that's perfected with Ravyn's incredible voice. I loved nearly every song, even the lower rated ones. An amazing and beautiful debut album.

Fave tracks: Cameo, Venom, Inside Out, M.I.A., Skin Tight, Where I'm From, Deep In The World, Satellites, Lullabye, Light Me Up, Xtasy, Mercury, Wish

Least fave: Higher

rbbxjoy
80

Esteticamente luxuoso, musicalmente consistente e no geral um dos melhores álbuns de R&B do ano.

Matthewmccarty
85

The yassification of reverb. Other than that, a very solid record built around very high quality production and amazing vocals.

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Track List

1Cameo
1:24
84
2Venom
3:29
92
3Inside Out
4:11
85
4M.I.A.
3:27
85
5Skin Tight
3:47
86
6Where I’m From
3:44
feat. Mereba
84
7Deep In The World
3:12
78
8Higher
1:35
73
93D
3:09
feat. Smino
74
10Satellites
4:25
84
11Lullabye
3:59
88
12Light Me Up
3:48
83
13Like You Do
1:52
75
14Xtasy
2:58
82
15Mercury
4:23
82
16Wish
4:03
85
Total Length: 53 minutes
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Added on: April 19, 2022