Ology

Gallant - Ology
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2016 Ratings: #211 / 758
User Score
Based on 87 ratings
2016 Ratings: #237
April 6, 2016 / Release Date
LP / Format
Mind of a Genius / Label
Alternative R&B / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
PopMatters

His first record reveals a felicity with language, a charismatic manner of singing, and a deep understanding of what makes a song work well beyond his years. Each track works on several layers. One can listen to it, make love to it, or just move to the beats.

80
The Guardian

If this is what R&B’s future looks like it’s brighter than ever.

75
Pitchfork

Gallant’s voice is more pronounced on Ology, a sign that the singer is becoming more confident in his art and the personal stories he shares.

70
Exclaim!

Ology's idiosyncrasies and emotional exhibitionism make for a genuinely honest, captivating listen.

70
AllMusic

Tuning out the lyrics isn't necessarily critical to the enjoyment of Ology, not when those words are expressed with comparatively effortless and winning hooks, punctuated by howls that slay.

sourcherry24
80
This guy's voice is incredible.
Greatr
86
I have been highly anticipating this album ever since I first heard "Weight In Gold" and every track revealed up to the release has made me more and more excited.

This album is slow at times, which may be an instant turn-off for some. That being said, this was not the case for me. Beautiful production on songs like Bone + Tissue, Jupiter, Skipping Stones, and Chandra, accompanied by his signature tea-kettle pitched voice, make for incredibly powerful songs that shine. Personally, I ... read more
bydanielaloss
97
Gallant's voice is majestic and the interpretation of each track is art.
"Ology" is definitely a reference to the R & B's future and an album that you need to have in your music library.
itsyahboinoah
49
This album is nothing special, i don't even know how this kid got any positive buzz in the first place. Yes, his voice isn't bad at all but I feel as if I heard this music all over again and done much better. Nothing really distinct him from his contemporaries.
52
When you have a voice as bold and beautiful as Gallant’s, you’re bound to turn some heads. Since the release of his EP “Zebra” in 2014, he’s garnered acclaim from Elton John, Sufjan Stevens, Zane Lowe, and Seal, and has been compared to R&B contemporaries like The Weeknd and Frank Ocean, as well as the aforementioned Seal.

Despite this, I didn’t care for “Zebra.” It sounded no different from Soundcloud’s endless stream of bland alt ... read more
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#7/Fuse
#9/AOL Entertainment
#19/Billboard
#24/Complex
#42/Variance

Track List

  1. First
  2. Talking To Myself
  3. Shotgun
  4. Bourbon
  5. Bone + Tissue
  6. Oh, Universe
  7. Weight In Gold
  8. Episode
  9. Miyazaki
  10. Counting
  11. Percogesic
  12. Jupiter Grayscale (Live Version)
  13. Open Up
  14. Skipping Stones (feat. Jhené Aiko)
  15. Chandra
  16. Last
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