Gemini Rights

Steve Lacy - Gemini Rights
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2022 Ratings: #265 / 496
User Score
2022 Ratings: #74
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
The Observer
Over smudged, yearning guitars, delicate piano and melodies so accomplished they feel as if they’ve always been deep in your bones, Lacy’s breathy voice glides with a warm, mellifluous lightness. A sumptuous listen that glows like a freaky summer love.
85
Northern Transmissions
It’s a modern spin on R&B’s ‘70s golden age and it deserves to be appreciated.
80
NME
Lacy's songs remain seriously steamy, and now his musical palette is more refined and vibrant than ever.
80
Rolling Stone

Gemini Rights feels like the product of a grand jam session, and is, in fact, Steve Lacy’s most collaborative solo effort to date.

80
Exclaim!

It's hard to find fault with Gemini Rights, though Lacy's genre-defying, sometimes quirky kaleidoscope of sounds certainly isn't for everyone.

80
AllMusic
While he isn't above expressing a little bitterness and arrogance now and then, each song has some combination of warmth, tenderness, and a sadness combated at times with shrugging acceptance.
80
DIY
Steve’s charm lies in his genuine tenderness through self-indulgence.
71
Pitchfork
On his second full-length album, the guitarist and producer’s songs are engorged and confident, powered by deft performances and focused storytelling.
70
Clash
The execution doesn’t always match the scale of its creator’s ambition but ‘Gemini Rights’ is a time capsule of Lacy’s metier right now, and you get the sense he’s one or two masterstrokes away from a classic that will be distinctly his own.
70
The Needle Drop
A big improvement over Steve's solo debut.
70
The Line of Best Fit
With his sophomore album, Lacy has established a few things. He’s talented, driven, and able to connect and resonate with his listeners.
70
Crack Magazine

With confidence in his pen as well as his sexuality, Lacy is stepping into his own. Devoid of attachment to a single lover or sound, on Gemini Rights, Steve Lacy has turned up the heat.

60
Loud and Quiet

Gemini Rights is his second full album, following 2019’s Apollo XXI, and, on a technical level at least, it’s just as accomplished as his obvious confidence in himself would suggest.

60
The Telegraph

On Gemini Rights, his second solo album proper, Lacy returns to a familiar well of sexy debauchery and smooth licks, while unpicking the emotional aftermath of a recent break-up.

Ryannn
95

This makes me feel in love, but then I remember that I watch Fantano

CamLikesMusic
86

Favourite: Bad Habit
Worst: Buttons

1. Static - 9
[Nice and chill way to start off the album]

2. Helmet - 9
[Really liked the instrumental on this, very unique and subtle. Lyrics were nice as well just an easy listen]

3. Mercury - 9
[Damn those background vocals add so much, so beautiful, just sounds so simple yet so good]

4. Buttons - 7.5
[Nice chill track, just though there were a couple of questionable bars and this just felt a bit slow at times]

5. Bad Habit - 10
[Yeah, this is pretty ... read more

DonCorleone
90

Good job Mr. Lacy, good goddamn job!

aisatsana102
80

Gave me an inexplicable amount of summer nostalgia on the first listen, Bad Habit is for sure one of the best songs I've heard this year

83

Gemini Rights is a hard project to talk about for me. While it has some of my favorite songs of the year, especially in that Mercury, Buttons, Bad Habit run (With the latter being one of my favorite hits in a good while), it also has some songs that don't hit nearly as hard and make the album feel slightly dull. I'm still able to appreciate the album for it's soft, bouncy, wavey vibes and passionate performances but it can't grip me throughout its entire runtime, in fact, there's a noticeable ... read more

79

Some songs were good, some not so much but overall solid.

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Track List

1Static
2:36
76
2Helmet
3:21
80
3Mercury
4:55
84
4Buttons
3:04
79
5Bad Habit
3:52
90
62gether (Enterlude)
0:50
69
7Cody Freestyle
4:00
69
8Amber
2:53
77
9Sunshine
4:53
feat. Fousheé
84
10Give You the World
4:33
80
Total Length: 35 minutes
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Added on: June 15, 2022