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Sep 14, 2018
91
"I picture your smile like it was yesterday."

The chorus of the opening track of Telefone, Noname's exceptional 2016 debut, sets the tone for the entire album. Telefone is an album drenched in nostalgia. Noname uses her dizzying lyricism to paint the past with thick strokes. From trips to the ice cream parlor to lamenting police brutality, Telefone presents life in Chicago with the wide-eyed romanticism of a children's book. This time, however, she isn't telling you a story, she's ... read more
Aug 31, 2018
89
There is something about an urban setting that makes large bodies of water more majestic, especially at night. A month ago, I watched The National perform on the banks of the Detroit river. It was sublime. Somehow, inexplicably, the water made the experience more soothing.

There's a line towards the end of Air Stryp that goes "in the light of the moon/in an old canoe/whats a girl to do/in a world like you?" As the rest of the album breezed by, I could not shake that imagery from my ... read more
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78

80-89
 
95

70-79
 
24

60-69
 
6

50-59
 
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40-49
 
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