Broke With Expensive Taste

Azealia Banks - Broke With Expensive Taste
Critic Score
Based on 22 reviews
2014 Ratings: #455 / 1004
Year End Rank: #30
User Score
Based on 571 ratings
2014 Ratings: #69
Liked by 14 people
November 6, 2014 / Release Date
LP / Format
Prospect Park / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

85
The Line of Best Fit
There are no 'sound-alike' comparisons to be made, because it really has no equivalents. And for a few years work from a twenty three year old, that's really not bad going.
83
Pretty Much Amazing

What Broke With Expensive Taste so forcefully reminds us is that we have all been waiting for Azealia Banks, even if we had briefly forgotten her in a haze of blogosphere backlash.

80
Pitchfork

Older material accounts for roughly half the tracklist, and some of it doesn’t mesh well with the fresher, weirder stuff around it. It helps to see Broke With Expensive Taste, then, as an anthology, The Portable Azealia Banks.

80
Exclaim!

Broke With Expensive Taste reminds us why we all cared about Azealia Banks in the first place.

80
HipHopDX

The debut is an open world look at what for too long has been a closed genre, and, like her or not, Banks’ BWET is a true alternative to the young money princess and the Harlem harlequin is plowing a lane of her own.

80
The Observer
It’s a contender for album of the year.
70
NME

Here at last, 'Broke With Expensive Taste' is a cascading flood of madcap imagination. Was it worth the wait? Just about.

70
PopMatters

As wildly disparate as it is, with songs culled from a three-year career and innumerable influences, Broke With Expensive Taste is a suitable mission statement from an artist hoping to make an impact.

70
musicOMH
Given the long gestation period, it could be said that Banks’ debut doesn’t quite live up to the hype. What it certainly does do though, is prove that there’s an awful lot of talent beneath the self-generated controversy.
70
Rolling Stone
This just might be the year's boldest release.
70
Complex

Broke With Expensive Taste is an impressive record, and yes, very much worth the wait, but it’s so many things at once.

60
XXL

The versatility of Azealia Banks and thus, difficulty with labels, is showcased prominently on Broke With Expensive Taste. The LP is fun and a return to what hip-hop started out as in the parks—a way to rock the crowd and have a good time.

60
Drowned in Sound

Broke has instances of stunningly original songwriting and there's rarely a dull moment, but it's more a kaleidoscopic 'story so far' than a complete manifesto.

60
Slant Magazine
The fact remains that a rapper usually needs guidance to become great, and while Banks's iconoclastic aggressiveness is an important part of what makes her so intoxicating, it's clearly led to an incomplete album being impulsively tossed off as a finished product.
GersonAOTY
92
Idle Delilah (10/10)
Gimme a Chance (10/10)
Desperado (9.2/10)
JFK (9.3/10)
212 (10/10)
Wallace (8.7/10)
Heavy Metal and Reflective (8.8/10)
BBD (8.2/10)
Ice Princess (9.5/10)
Yung Rapunxel (8.5/10)
Soda (9/10)
Chasing Time (9.2/10)
Luxury (9.5/10)
Nude Beach A-Go-Go (8/10)
Miss Amor (9.5/10)
Miss Camaraderie (10/10)

Average Score: 92 πŸ’šβ­
youneedhelp
84
it’s a shame that azealia couldn’t keep to herself, she could’ve gotten such a fruitful career
LukasLima
81
* Idle Delilah (7.5/10)
* Gimme A Chance (8/10)
* Desperado (9/10)
* JFK (7.5/10)
* 212 (10/10)
* Wallace (8/10)
* Heavy Metal And Reflective (8.5/10)
* BBD (8/10)
* Ice Princess (7.5/10)
* Yung Rapunxel (9/10)
* SODA (8/10)
* Chasing Time (8/10)
* Luxury (7.5/10)
* Nude Beach a Go Go (7/10)
* Miss Amor (8/10)
* Miss Camaraderie (8/10)

Nota Final: 81/100
POPDESIGN
80
Bad personality, Great musicality.

Highlights : 212, Yung Rapunxel, Miss Camaraderie
felipesunking
94
Azealia Banks é um gênio musical, e Broke With Expensive Taste é o material que expressa todos os seus talentos de forma mais única.

O primeiro (e até então único) álbum de estúdio da rapper é um exemplo definitivo que traz a tona como uma artista pode ser criativa com um registro único. Ele possui 16 faixas que são recheadas de produções bem pensadas, executadas e cheias de detalhes, ... read more
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Track List

  1. Idle Delilah
  2. Gimme a Chance
  3. Desperado
  4. JFK [ft. Theophilus London]
  5. 212 [ft. Lazy Jay]
  6. Wallace
  7. Heavy Metal and Reflective
  8. BBD
  9. Ice Princess
  10. Yung Rapunxel
  11. Soda
  12. Chasing Time
  13. Luxury
  14. Nude Beach A-Go-Go
  15. Miss Amor
  16. Miss Camaraderie
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