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The Heart Speaks In Whispers

Corinne Bailey Rae

The Heart Speaks In Whispers

Third album from the Leeds-born pop-soul singer-songwriter

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  1. 8.0 |   All Music

    Despite all the likenesses that can be heard, it all comes out fresh, pieced together and transmitted in a way that no one but Bailey Rae can approximate
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  2. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    If the past is any indicator, it may be a while before her next release, but something tells me it will be worth the wait
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  3. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    “Hey, I Won’t Break Your Heart” is a gentle, soulful hymn to second chances, small enough for the jazz clubs until its lush backing vocals – which wouldn’t sound out of place on a Supremes record – kick in
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  4. 8.0 |   Mojo

    A brilliant and very welcome return. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Ttranscends earthbound elements to create its own weightless astral soul. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    There’s a depth and a generosity that anchors these hook-laden songs
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  7. 8.0 |   music OMH

    Hopefully it won’t be another six years until we hear from Corinne Bailey Rae again, but if it is, it’ll no doubt be worth the wait
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  8. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    A summer record that reveals the warmth in silver linings
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  9. 7.6 |   Pitchfork

    A fascinating listen, one filled with catharsis and inspiration
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  10. 7.0 |   Clash

    The fruits on offer refreshingly wide-ranging but bound together by a core effervescent foundation
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  11. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    An essential modern day soul album
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  12. 6.0 |   NOW

    Her music continues to revolve around desire and hope. However, on THSIW these themes don't meld as smoothly
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  13. 6.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Her brand of gentle and calm neo-soul – including sunny observations – is still present but it’s paired with new ideas
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  14. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Corinne Bailey Rae’s luxuriant third album marks another rebirth
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  15. 6.0 |   Q

    Dollops of silt rinses and life-affirmation. Print edition only

  16. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    The laidback approach Bailey Rae takes on tracks such as Been to the Moon sounds perfectly in keeping with the times
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  17. 4.0 |   The Independent

    With The Heart Speaks In Whispers, Corinne Bailey Rae reverts to the blandly serviceable beige soul of her 2006 debut
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