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Take Me Apart

Kelela

Take Me Apart

Debut album of electro r&b from American singer-songwriter from Washington DC

ADM rating[?]

7.8

Label
Warp
UK Release date
06/10/2017
US Release date
06/10/2017
  1. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    A subtle, sexy LP from a woman who knows what she wants, and clearly aims to write anthems for fans feeling the same way
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  2. 9.0 |   The 405

    Greatness hasn't sounded this natural in this arena for some time
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  3. 8.8 |   Resident Advisor

    Kelela navigates from the abstract fringes of club music towards the pop center on her own terms
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  4. 8.6 |   Pitchfork

    Technically stunning and emotionally realized. It lives in a new, outré, rhythmic pop galaxy that honors but outpaces its peers
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  5. 8.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Kelela is not softening her sound so much as sharpening it
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  6. 8.3 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Love is what elevates this project and confirms that it was worth the wait
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  7. 8.0 |   NME

    Nothing about this lush and accomplished album suggests Kelela is an artist who wants to repeat herself
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  8. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    May not appear as immediately interesting and unique as Kelela's previous work but there are layers upon layers of elements to be explored
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  9. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Kelela’s vocal stops Take Me Apart ending up as a fragmented series of sounds: consistently exquisite as it dances between lovesick confusion and shrewd sensuality
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  10. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    An album that plays with pop music in the way the greats do
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  11. 8.0 |   Clash

    Kelela treads new ground unlike anything in music today - cavernous, avant-garde R&B that moves the body and heals the broken heart
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  12. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    A debut that somehow manages to evoke megastar crooners from decades past, cyborgs from the future, and, unmistakably, the defining sounds of pop music’s present
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  13. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Unanchored R&B songs for unmoored times, with Kelela’s alluring vocals holding fast, front and centre
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  14. 8.0 |   The FT

    A mesmerising soundworld of layered electronic textures and subtly expressive singing
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  15. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Although Take Me Apart may feature some of her most danceable tracks yet, it also sees the artist plumb into deeper and more intimate emotional depths
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  16. 7.5 |   A.V. Club

    There’s another EP in here that’s every bit as good as Hallucinogen, but as an album, Take Me Apart remains more proof of Kelela’s talent and still-unrealized potential
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  17. 7.0 |   The Music

    More likely to crossover to the electronic music crowd than the pop masses
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  18. 7.0 |   Crack

    A powerful addition to the feminist, futurist RnB canon
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  19. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Fuses together jagged textures, vaporous synths and her versatile voice into forward-thinking R&B animated by its restless innovation
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  20. 6.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    For the most part, Take Me Apart is sonically more akin to a soundtrack, one for neon-tinged late-night driving
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  21. 6.0 |   DIY

    At times she sounds in danger of being overshadowed by the sounds around her
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