The 1st

Willow - The 1st
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Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 97 ratings
2017 Ratings: #447
Liked by 2 people
October 31, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Roc Nation / Label
Chamber Pop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

67
Pitchfork

With her second album, Willow Smith opts for a more organic and raw sound. It’s a huge leap in the right direction, as she uses her guitar to channel alternative singer-songwriters of the 1990s.

Quet
65
Willow goes a different (and better) musical direction than her debut album ARDIPITHECUS, even if it means the album flows without any questions or exclamations.
goncalocouto
70
worth a listen
breakdowncry
81
im fucking blown away at this album. she gives me such tori amos vibes. it’s a weird comparison but i feel like she such a strong lyricist in a way. plus the instrumentation and vocals are so quirky and weird it’s enticing
plowo
78
Her voice is more strong and controlled. Now she's exploring a new whole style than the Alternative R&B of Ardipithecus, in The 1st she's deep in Chamber Pop/Folk which does suits her very well.

Favs: Boy, And Contentment, Israel, Oh No!!!, Human Leech, Lonely Road and Romance.
ANTIDOLLX
10
at the speed of a sloth, slowly but surely, willow is finding her lane .

there are some very minor moments i would go as far as to say i enjoyed ,“Oh No!!!” was a surprise that i definitely did not see coming and was rather impressed by .

with that being said, this time around isn’t much different to her debut . like it’s predecessor, the whole experience is heavily brought down by willow’s vocal approach/delivery , not only that, the lyrical matter has not ... read more
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Added on: October 31, 2017