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Second full-length album from the London alternative R&B artist working with her longtime collaborator with Mica Levi

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  1. 8.5 |   Pitchfork

    The London songwriter’s mesmerizing second album turns towards porous, avant-garde love songs that celebrate kinship, change, and the wonder of quotidian experience
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  2. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Taking cues from her early mixtapes, Tirzah's songs on new album Colourgrade function as sketches that build to create a heavy yet rewarding listen
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  3. 8.0 |   Clash

    The sonics are strange and hard to recreate: they are forward thinking but in some ways ageless, a natural fit for Tirzah’s magnetic voice
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  4. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    Much like her previous work, the imperfections, leftfield leanings, and laidback nuances of the lo-fi aesthetic on Colourgrade demonstrate that modern love songs can hit places you never thought they had the integrity to ever reach
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  5. 8.0 |   All Music

    It was a bold choice to make an album that's this much of a grower when attention spans are shrinking rapidly, but like the relationships Mastin and her friends allude to, it's well worth investing the time in Colourgrade
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  6. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    It captures the quiet humdrum of life at its most unreal, blearing domestic love and childrearing and sleep and exhaustion into something suddenly, amazingly unfamiliar
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  7. 8.0 |   Dork

    There’s nothing that jars or raises the tempo too much. It’s a record all about the feeling and the vibe and offers you time and space to really engage and get lost in the little world she creates
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  8. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Partly inspired byits author’s experiences ofmotherhood, Colourgrade again features her extended south London family of collaborators including Mica Levi, Coby Sey and Kwes. Print edition only

  9. 7.0 |   DIY

    A record with a deep commitment to experimentalism
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  10. 7.0 |   Crack

    Hive Mind, a sing-song duet between Tirzah and Sey, feels like the album’s title track in spirit: a quest for the warmth of connection in an eerie, barren world
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  11. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    There’s no doubt Tirzah is making music that makes even the likes of FKA Twigs seem moderate by comparison
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  12. 6.9 |   Beats Per Minute

    Ultimately, Colourgrade feels like staying up all night on the couch alongside Tirzah, but rather than chatting away, you exchange the occasional warm remarks, getting no nearer to knowing what’s really going on inside her head
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  13. 6.7 |   Northern Transmissions

    As a diary of emotions and as what might be a kick back to pop music’s shiny facade, I’m impressed with Tirzah’s confidence/vulnerability. Perhaps, as good art is wont to do, this is one of those albums that help you find yourself, instead of escaping from reality
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  14. 3.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    A touch more of Devotion’s pop sensibilities or a stronger commitment to abstract beauty would help, but ultimately what Tirzah needs most is what the ambiguous Colourgrade fails to provide its listeners: a clean slate
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