In Tongues

Joji - In Tongues
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Based on 329 ratings
2017 Ratings: #798
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November 3, 2017 / Release Date
EP / Format
88rising, EMPIRE / Label
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The former YouTube star’s debut EP establishes a decent R&B mood but proceeds to wallow in thin, underdeveloped emotions.

This EP is a punchline to me. I think this is actually worse than Pink Season... an album so bad that it only has value in watching other people take it seriously.

This is supposed to be taken seriously. It’s horribly written, painfully uninteresting, and Joji’s singing is unbearable.

Production is sweet and gentle at times. It’s intolerable at other times.

Worst song by far is Bitter Fuck, it is my #1 least favorite song of 2017

Edit (6 months later *Original Score ... read more
Yeah, I actually like this quite a bit. I think In Tongues gets a bad rep and I can definitely understand why but it really is a tad bit over hated. It's an EP that while yes does have some rather eye rollingly cringe-worthy lyrics, Joji still does have a nice voice that goes well with the moody lo-fi production, and yeah it is really moody and that is this records greatest strength. The atmosphere on here will either land with you or it won't but for me, I really enjoy the very mellow and ... read more
Most of these songs don't really have much of a structure, they just kinda start and finish leaving no impression on the listener. Ultimately it boils down to a series of beats that consist of some soft drums, some pretty standard sample flips with sad lyrics & dry vocals on top of them, nothing about it really grabs me unfortunately.

Fav. Tracks: Window

Least Fav. Tracks: Bitter Fuck, Pills, Will He
I’m not going to say much about this, has a lot of potential and Joji’s voice is pretty good but this was just messy and odd.
Can someone educate wtf trip hop is?

Actually review: some great songs but it’s too short with bad songs crammed in.
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Added on: October 30, 2017