Albums to watch

New Breed


New Breed

Fifth solo album from Dawn Richard (formerly of Danity Kane), focusing on her upbringing in New Orleans

ADM rating[?]


Local Action
UK Release date
US Release date
  1. 8.5 |   Earbuddy

    Bold, sexy, and culturally relevant and feels wholly natural rather than forced
    Read Review

  2. 8.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Richard knows to set herself apart not only to stand out but also to survive
    Read Review

  3. 8.0 |   Resident Advisor

    Confident contemporary pop inspired by the artist's Louisiana roots
    Read Review

  4. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Adventurous but never abstruse, New Breed sounds effortless, as though transforming yourself from a manufactured pop star into a unique artist is the easiest thing in the world
    Read Review

  5. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    DAWN's lyrics on New Breed suggest life can be carnival, if you let yourself go. The instrumentation reinforces this message with a corporal, even carnal, insistence. The instinctive need to boogie cannot be denied
    Read Review

  6. 8.0 |   All Music

    Even when the subtle power of Richard's voice is diminished slightly by trouble or distress, it's advisable to be on the singer's side or out of the way
    Read Review

  7. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    DAWN continues to wear her undeniable confidence and independence on her sleeve
    Read Review

  8. 7.0 |   Pitchfork

    Moving in a more traditional R&B direction, new breed is a richly detailed, self-confident, yet somewhat uneven album that attempts to weave together disparate elements of Richard’s personality
    Read Review

blog comments powered by Disqus

Watch it

Roll over video for more options

Hear it

Latest Reviews

More reviews