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Alicia Keys


Eighth album from the Grammy-winning urban soul singer features produced by Mike Will Made It (Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, Future)

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  1. 10.0 |   Albumism

    Interestingly, the “Unlocked” songs work as the perfect counterpart to the “Originals”
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  2. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    A 26-song monster that comes in two sections, “Original” and “Unlocked”, and acts as its own remix album
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  3. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Alicia Keys continues to settle into a fruitful groove on the unique double album KEYS
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  4. 7.0 |   Clash

    Literate and honest, it doesn’t always connect, yet with 90 minutes of music to explore it’s a project that demands time and patience to truly absorb
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  5. 7.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Alicia Keys exudes an effortlessness throughout her ambitious eighth album, Keys
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  6. 6.0 |   NME

    The singer has been stunningly prolific in the past year or so, and – for better or worse – this sprawling record is ideal for the streaming era
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  7. 6.0 |   Vinyl Chapters

    Alicia Keys is a fantastic all-round musician with an amazing discography. Sadly, KEYS is not up there with her finest work. It’s nice, rarely goes beyond pleasant
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  8. 6.0 |   All Music

    Two of Keys' most moving vocal performances are contained in "Is It Insane," an anguished torch song done acoustic jazz-trio style, and "Love When You Call My Name," a levitating ballad out of time
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  9. 6.0 |   The Independent

    Soul singer continues to elide the distance between eras and genres on an ambitious new album
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  10. 4.0 |   The Irish Times

    Album of production contrasts and vibes where some tunes sound rather unfinished
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  11. 4.0 |   The Guardian

    The 65m-selling singer-songwriter is back with a uniquely conceived double album, but both its laidback and upbeat sides fall far short of extraordinary
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