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My 21st Century Blues


My 21st Century Blues

Debut full-length album from the London singer-songwriter Rachel Agatha Keen

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  1. 10.0 |   The Independent

    After six tumultuous years under Polydor Records, Rachel Keen is an independent artist – and her first record screams cathartic release
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  2. 9.0 |   DIY

    It would be impossible for anyone to sleep on RAYE anymore
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  3. 8.0 |   NME

    Several years in the making, the London singer/songwriter's debut LP is bold, brilliant and unapologetically her own
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  4. 8.0 |   Dork

    She’s unstoppable on her latest offering, tackling every hardship that has befallen her of late and doing so with smooth, jazz-leaning vocals and slick beats
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  5. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    After the singer claimed that Polydor refused to let her release an album, they parted ways. Her confident DIY debut, mixing house, pop, blues and dancehall, is a vindication
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  6. 8.0 |   Beats Per Minute

    An incredible album – striking, brutal, raw and ultimately, hopeful
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  7. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Nine years on from her breakthrough EP, the British artist is finally back on track with a new label and an artistic rebirth
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  8. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    The album has excellent high points – tracks that showcase what brought RAYE to the forefront in the first place
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  9. 6.6 |   Pitchfork

    The UK pop upcomer put her former record label on blast, then scored her first No. 1 hit. Her debut full-length makes an ambitious but uneven bid for independent stardom
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  10. 6.0 |   musicOMH

    Having hit the big time, with her risky declaration of independence already paying off in spades, does her debut album bode well for the future?
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