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 - MOTOMAMI
93
MOTOMAMI allows Rosalía to dive into the core of her musical influences, mainly Latin-American here. However, her approach goes beyond mere references and homages: she dissects genres in order to isolate their quintessential elements and include them into her bold composition ideas. On SAOKO, Reggeaton's syncopated beats collide with an industrial riff of saturated piano and with a jazzy interlude.
In a few words, this is an album of striking contrasts. Traditional rhythms meet ... read more

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 - RENAISSANCE
92
Let's not reduce RENAISSANCE's skills to the sole field of house music (let alone compare it to Drake's poor attempt recently). Indeed, unlike Lemonade's unique diversity, the palette of productions here is limited to "dance "pop"" subgenres. Nevertheless, it doesn't prevent Beyoncé from experimenting and exploring each influence she could bring to the dance floor. She ventures from 70's disco-funk (on VIRGO'S GROOVE, CUFF IT) to bounce music (CHURCH GIRL) and ... read more
 - killer
NR
Such a disappointment for me ! Very unimaginative melody, very unflattering drum and synth arrangements. Regarding this, I found the second verse particularly careless. Mainstream’s appeal for twigs is understandable but it shouldn’t reduce the quality of her sounds and her usual attention to details
 - CAPRISONGS
91
FKA twigs is always beyond expectations. Her CAPRISONGS mixtape is described as her breakthrough in mainstream RnB. It is true but let's acknowledge twigs' creativity, omnipresent throughout the production of the songs here. At a first listen, the mixtape's heavy basses and daring beats could veil its precious arrangements. CAPRISONGS are definitely growers for those who will give them the chance to evolve in their perception.
For the first time here, twigs' strong sense of style embraces fun, ... read more
 - You Can't Kill Me
77
On this record, 070 Shake manages to broaden her range of sounds. While she keeps on developing her strong and unique synth textures, having fun with song structures, Shake combines raw emotions with new experiments.
From the heavy electronic beats of Cocoon or Vibrations to the acoustic-based accompaniment of Wine & Spirits or Purple Walls, one could perceive a certain lack of cohesion, especially on the second half of the album. However, both Shake’s original productions and ... read more

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