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Woman

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Woman

Debut album of chillout R&B from LA-based duo Mike Milosh and Robin Hannibal from Danish electro-soul band Quadron

ADM rating[?]

7.5

Label
Polydor
UK Release date
04/03/2013
US Release date
05/03/2013
  1. 9.1 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    In ten songs, the spectrum of emotions triggered by love, ranging from infinite highs to crushing lows, is explored with a sense of discretion that is often absent in today’s music
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  2. 9.0 |   No Ripcord

    Completely sophisticated yet entirely effortless, and genuinely warm
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  3. 8.8 |   Bowlegs

    Woman is a relevant and vanguard soul record, with a refreshing and flourishing embodiment of synthesizers, strings, and horns
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  4. 8.6 |   Beats Per Minute

    With each continued listen, the album’s peaks and valleys–both emotional and sonic–become sharper and more defined
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  5. 8.5 |   The 405

    Woman might not contain the strongest or catchiest pop you'll hear this year, but it is certainly amongst the most affecting, touching and honest
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  6. 8.5 |   Pitchfork

    Woman's 10 songs makes its point with a bare minimum of moving parts. Beats, basslines, and Milosh's voice are at the center of nearly all of them
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  7. 8.0 |   DIY

    A future classic brimming with effortless, tangible love songs
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  8. 8.0 |   music OMH

    Along with Hannibal’s gorgeously toned down production, Milosh’s languorous whimpers confirm the beautiful simplicity of this record
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  9. 8.0 |   Spin

    Mostly there are ballads — exquisitely poised, expertly arranged ones so dialed into their feminine inspirations that Milosh and Hannibal virtually merge with the objects of their affection
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  10. 8.0 |   All Music

    An ideal fusion of the two instrumentalists and producers, whose sound is enhanced - never overstuffed - with horns, woodwinds, and strings, including harp
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  11. 8.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    It’s inspiring to hear a way to be gentle, empathetic, brittle, and still express a deeply human impulse
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  12. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    These are songs to lose yourself in; a paradise of loveliness that suggests Hannibal and Milosh won't be remaining anonymous much longer
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  13. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    One of the most confident debuts in recent memory
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  14. 8.0 |   Uncut

    You have to marvel at the exquisite execution. Print edition only

  15. 7.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    There’s no escaping Rhye’s seemingly effortless ability to make lips quiver and knees weak upon a single listen-through
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  16. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Though Rhye’s music is intimate and vulnerable, Milosh seems in control
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  17. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    It's fluffer funk of the first order
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  18. 6.0 |   Blurt

    A highlight for 2013
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  19. 6.0 |   Q

    As plush and spotless as hotel bedding - lovely, but it might leave you craving a bit of a mess. Print edition only

  20. 5.0 |   NME

    Ultimately 'Woman' is cloyingly pedestrian
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  21. 4.0 |   Fact

    Comes across as fairly overwrought, working very hard to sound effortless and losing its sense of self in the process
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