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Shedding Skin


Shedding Skin

Third LP from London R&B singer and producer Obaro Ejimiwe, now backed by a live band

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  1. 8.0 |   The FT

    The presence of a live band backing Ejimiwe’s drowsy drawl: it adds an interesting post-rock dimension to his meandering tales of slacker city life.
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  2. 8.0 |   DIY

    Ghostpoet’s masterpiece
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  3. 8.0 |   Clash

    Don't be surprised if Ghostpoet is on Mercury minds once more with this excellent effort
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  4. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    One can only hope that an element of musical justice is meted out in the coming months and that Ghostpoet’s immense talent can truly be given the platform it deserves
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  5. 8.0 |   All Music

    Might be the Ghostpoet album to begin with for those who prefer something a bit traditional, but with three excellent efforts from the get-go, the point isn't where to start, but to start, because the rewards are consistent and plentiful
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  6. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Beyond a few piano-led lulls, the new Radiohead-tinged direction sounds compelling and thoughtful
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  7. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Anthems of vague disquiet and an utterly satisfying sense of an artist following his own direction. Print edition only

  8. 7.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    The album stands up well as a body of work, and whilst it doesn’t hit the dizzy heights it was threatening to, each track clings to the last with Ghostpoet’s uncanny knack for mood and ambiance
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  9. 7.0 |   The 405

    A bold move for an artist so associated with a different sonic cadence
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  10. 6.0 |   The Music

    In amongst a handful of crackers there’s some slightly awkward moments
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  11. 6.0 |   Uncut

    Backed by an orthodox trio which sometimes renders inert his unorthodox rhymes. Print edition only

  12. 6.0 |   Q

    Bleak and bleary tales filled out by brooding rock. Print edition only

  13. 6.0 |   Beardfood

    It's an admirable step left, but a missed one
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  14. 6.0 |   State

    It is very rare that a whole project is as blissfully serene as it is melancholy, and this is pretty damn melancholy
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  15. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    His conversational tales no longer have an aura of shadow to hide their occasional lack of development
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  16. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    A strong showing from an always intriguing figure
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  17. 5.7 |   Earbuddy

    I just think there had to be more interesting ways to reach these ends than the approach taken here
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