Tank and the Bangas - Red Balloon
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 22 ratings
May 13, 2022 / Release Date
LP / Format
Neo-Soul / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
AllMusic

Tank and the Bangas waste no time speaking to the times on Red Balloon, the New Orleanians' opalescent second album for Verve Forecast.

70
Exclaim!
While this is likely not an album that will float them to the mainstream, it is one to be proud of.
70
Under The Radar

While Red Balloon might not be breaking new ground, it offers comfort and solidarity—and in the summer of 2022, more than two years since the world shut down, this might be most necessary of all.

TheCarioca
76

Intro (feat. Wayne Brady) - 3/5
Mr. Bluebell - 4/5
Anxiety - 3/5
Oak Tree - 4/5
Communion in My Cup (feat. Ton3s) - 5/5 ❤
Who's in Charge - 3/5
Why Try - 4/5
No ID - 5/5 ❤
Cafe Du Monde (feat. Jamison Ross, Trombone Shorty & Rachel Robinson) - 4/5
Easy Goes It (feat. Lalah Hathaway) - 3/5
Stolen Fruit - 4/5
Big (feat. Big Freedia) - 3/5
Heavy - 4/5
Jellyfish - 4/5
Where Do We All Go (feat. Lalah Hathaway & Jacob Collier) - 4/5

80

Favorite tracks: "Oak Tree", "Why Try", "Cafe Du Monde", "Stolen Fruit", "Where Do We All Go?"

90

Absolutely brilliant album by the band. Absolutely no skips and the flow is impeccable.
This is the type of album you get on a record because it will be timeless.

favourite songs:
Oak Tree
Who's in charge
No ID

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Track List

  1. Intro (feat. Wayne Brady)
  2. Mr. Bluebell
  3. Anxiety
  4. Oak Tree
  5. Communion in My Cup (feat. Ton3s)
  6. Who's in Charge
  7. Why Try
  8. No ID
  9. Cafe Du Monde (feat. Jamison Ross, Trombone Shorty & Rachel Robinson)
  10. Easy Goes It (feat. Lalah Hathaway)
  11. Stolen Fruit
  12. Big (feat. Big Freedia)
  13. Heavy
  14. Jellyfish
  15. Where Do We All Go (feat. Lalah Hathaway & Jacob Collier)
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Added on: April 26, 2022