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Moses Sumney


Debut album of soulful r&b from the Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter

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  1. 9.1 |   Consequence Of Sound

    One of the most emotionally therapeutic albums of the year
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  2. 9.0 |   The 405

    An album that is heartfelt and heartbreaking, and, from the opening chorals to the closing moments of ‘Self Help Tape’, is an album like no other
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  3. 9.0 |   The Quietus

    A deeply sensual listen
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  4. 8.6 |   Pitchfork

    A soulful, cosmic embrace of aloneness. His deep blue songwriting examines the blasé cruelty that defines intimacy in our swipe-left era
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  5. 8.0 |   Uncut

    These elegant, cosmic soul-jazz excursions are a fine fit for Sumney's extraordinary voice. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Sumney approaches the complexities of relationships, power structures and an inability to experience romantic love with a quiet, powerful confidence
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  7. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    When music sounds this complete and absorbing, it’s a wonder we waste our lives chasing coexistence with sweaty, needy humans anyway
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  8. 8.0 |   The Observer

    A genre-resistant debut that juxtaposes guitars with harp sounds and electronic production. It recalls the delicacy of Anohni’s first album while sounding like little else
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  9. 8.0 |   Clash

    As you revisit the record, the case for being ‘aromantic’, has never sounded so fully realised, so complete and so utterly inviting
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  10. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    Sumney's gifted voice is a constant source of fascination and pushes the beauty of Aromanticism to triumphant heights
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  11. 7.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    A showcase for Sumney’s quicksilver voice
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  12. 7.0 |   Crack

    A pensive journey through dreamlands but also incredibly candid
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  13. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Comes as close to capturing the transient, longing liminality that is the experience of looking for love in the twenty-first century as anything I’ve ever heard
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  14. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    A piercing debut collection of songs of remarkable intensity
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