Daniel Caesar - Freudian
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2017 Ratings: #231 / 716
Year End Rank: #50
User Score
Based on 160 ratings
2017 Ratings: #114
August 25, 2017 / Release Date
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Golden Child / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Exclaim!

It's a carefully created album rooted in classic gospel and R&B, and a revelation in a world of sludgy alt-R&B, an outlier among overtly soulless genre takes hailed as the next thing because no one knows any better.

80
NOW Magazine

It’s not an album of sweeping gestures, but rather an ambling, pleasant account of a 20-something falling in and out of love. It’s full of small moments, nuance and detail.

73
Pitchfork

While he’s surely not the only contemporary R&B singer who grew up in the church, he doesn’t shy away from bringing the full range of his influences to his music. Caesar’s willingness to use all of the tools at his disposal—to explore his own id and superego right alongside love’s heaven and hell—elevates his craft.

70
The Needle Drop

Toronto R&B artist Daniel Caesar shows much songwriting potential on his debut album.

70
AllMusic

Caesar's sound still prompts a mix of comparisons and distinctions: Frank Ocean with concision, Miguel without sleaze, a less extroverted BJ the Chicago Kid, a sanctified (if still occasionally expletive) Internet. Factor all of that in, and there's still a uniqueness to Freudian.

lemuriams
82
Keep an eye on him because I feel he will release something much stronger in the future.
PreeMo
76
Overall like it because of the performances, but it didn't impress me if I'm being perfectly honest...
MySoftBulletin
76
can't relate since I'm single and have no sex life, the music is nice tho
Skaut
80
Not as phenomenal as his previous work, Pilgrim's Paradise, still it's a really strong R&B/Soul album. For certain every song is it's own entity and has something going for it, but I do have one major gripe with the whole album. The way Daniel puts drums in his song feels like the same trick over and over, to a point where it starts to sound boring. Other than that it's great and you should definitly listen to it.
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Track List

  1. Get You (feat. Kali Uchis)
  2. Best Part (feat. H.E.R.)
  3. Hold Me Down
  4. Neu Roses (Transgressor's Song)
  5. Loose
  6. We Find Love
  7. Blessed
  8. Take Me Away (feat. Syd)
  9. Transform (feat. Charlotte Day Wilson)
  10. Freudian
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Added on: August 21, 2017