Red Moon In Venus

Kali Uchis - Red Moon In Venus
Critic Score
Based on 18 reviews
2023 Ratings: #249 / 757
Year End Rank: #46
User Score
2023 Rank: #154
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
The Skinny

Love, in all its emotional, spiritual, and physical expressions, is unspooled across Red Moon In Venus, the third record from Colombian-American singer Kali Uchis.

84
Northern Transmissions

Though she still comes back down to earth at opportune moments, Red Moon In Venus sees Kali Uchis up in the clouds, drenched in the tranquility new love can afford. If this is her fantasy, let’s hope she keeps dreaming.

82
Pitchfork
On her lush and captivating third album, the pop star looks to the heavens, summoning the cosmic power of love and the divine feminine.
80
Loud and Quiet

All energies realign for ‘Moonlight’, which captures Uchis’ anticipation getting ready for a late-night drive, a lipsticked “dolly” admiring her own reflection.

80
Evening Standard
This is music reclining on a rug, with no intention of getting up.
80
The Telegraph

Red Moon in Venus might send listeners into more into of a stupor – but if you’re in the right mood, you could do worse than be taken in by its embrace.

80
The Guardian
The Colombian-American pop star’s third LP is a lush, emotive confection of soft-focus R&B that delves into the 28-year-old’s love life.
80
Clash
‘Red Moon In Venus’ solidifies Kali Uchis’ appeal as both a fringe artist leaning fully into her idiosyncrasies, and a crossover one executing universal easy-listening with élan.
80
Rolling Stone
Her third album exists in a sonic and emotional world all its own.
80
Exclaim!

Red Moon in Venus is relaxed but never lacking, downtempo but never dragging — it's made for humid nights and long evenings near the sea, hoping beyond hope that the setting sun will stick around just a little longer.

80
DIY
Kali’s intention to create a timeless album about love is met with expected ease.
80
NME
Having achieved mainstream success on her own terms, the Colombian-American returns with an excellent and expansive third record.
80
AllMusic

While it doesn't have the swagger or humor of Isolation, it's engaging from start to finish, consistently palatable.

79
Spectrum Culture

Filled with passion, Red Moon in Venus puts Kali Uchis’ dreamy vocals on full display and culminates in some of her strongest work to date.

70
The Line of Best Fit

Red Moon in Venus marks a consolidation of Kali Uchis's talents, a work that manages to experiment whilst distilling her artistic essence, and flexing just quite how good she is at it.

70
The Needle Drop

RMIV's aesthetic and thematic cohesion mostly works in its favor.

60
The Arts Desk

Unlike Uchis’ previous work, Red Moon in Venus is more about an overall sensual trip than specific songs.

60
musicOMH
Blissful, languid neo-soul is very much the mood of choice for the Colombian-American star’s third.
UltimateLifeFrm
90

R&B paradise!

Kali Uchis' 3rd album Red Moon in Venus has been something I've been hyped for since the release of I Wish You Roses back in early Janaury, showing her sexy R&B style still hits beautifully since her 2018 debut release 'Isolation'.

The cover for this artwork is something special to look at if I'm being honest. What could it represent? Hmm... Kali's head-piece has butterflies attached to it, almost reminding me of Medusa, except in this case instead of turning things to ... read more

Chode
70

If you're in the mood for some sleek and sexy-ass music that makes you feel like a million bucks, Kali Uchis should be one of your go-to artists. After serenading her way to stardom with a voice equivalent to audio-euphoria- making waves by featuring alongside artists by the likes of Tyler the Creator and Daniel Caesar- she collectively stole the hearts of music listeners across both the music nerdom and the general populous with 2018’s 𝐈𝐬𝐨𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧. Lush, lavish, ... read more

BradTasteMusic
58

Score might change. I plan to re-listen since I was enjoying the second half a bit more

I respect what the album is trying to do, but I can't stand how reverbed and messy this album is compared to Isolation. The bad completely outweighs the good as I am sitting bored through clouds of awful reverbed bass to try to even pay attention to Kali, who is giving such a lowkey performance. It is attempting to be a lustrous paradise, but ends up just being boring slush for me. Sorry, this one was not ... read more

purpleszn
80

Escutei esse DIVERSAS vezes para saber se detestava mesmo ou se não tinha entendido o conceito. Ou se era só avarexa minha de não deixar ir a era Sin Miedo, álbum que gosto muito. É sempre difícil, para mim, avaliar um álbum de um artista que eu gosto e que o lançamento anterior não foi apenas bom, mas fenomenal. Acho que aprendi a gostar depois de escutar tantas vezes. Faixas como Hasta Cuando e Endlessy sempre orbitam em mim.

gncazuza
90

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Webzib
72

Might be her weakest but its still good. I think what makes this weaker is it doesn’t have her strongest tunes or melodies. Okay ideas and okay beats of course kixed with alot of good.

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Track List

1in My Garden...
0:25
72
2I Wish you Roses
3:39
89
3Worth the Wait
2:30
78
4Love Between...
2:35
79
5All Mine
3:29
82
6Fantasy
2:58
76
7Como Te Quiero Yo
2:14
76
8Hasta Cuando
2:09
78
9Endlessly
2:35
86
10Moral Conscience
3:32
82
11Not Too Late (interlude)
2:35
74
12Blue
3:12
81
13Deserve Me
4:25
78
14Moonlight
3:07
88
15Happy Now
3:49
79
Total Length: 43 minutes
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Added on: January 18, 2023