1991 [EP] - Azealia Banks
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 94 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 86 out of 94
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 94
  3. Negative: 8 out of 94

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  1. Sep 1, 2012
    10
    This is a very unique Ep. I love the style of music and the lyrics of Banks. If her debut album anything like this EP it should be a very great one. She has some great lyrics. EP album of the year. This album is a very great Hip Hop/R&B Album.
  2. Jul 21, 2012
    10
    Azealia Banks is an original and fresh addition to the current Hip-Hop movement. Her Rap skills are very refined, her lyrics are unique, and she has a very good singing voice on top of it. This EP is great; I definitely recommend. Download her FREE Mixtape, Fantasea, though Facebook (It's very good as well).
    Favorite tracks: "212" and "Liquorice"
  3. Dec 17, 2012
    10
    Unique Ep, i love every track! Azealia, i want more, more, more, more. Fantasea (Mixtape) it's amazing too. Where's the album? Amanda you are so original and good to Hip-Hop!
  4. Nov 1, 2012
    10
    Ms. Banks is one of the smartest artists around. Using 90's-like house beats mixed up with clever rap wordplays, she accomplishes a hard-to-get feature: an EP that's strong from the funky title track all the way to "Liquorice", which celebrates men's fetishes for colored women. It's a win for Azealia!
  5. Sep 17, 2012
    10
    A fresh and tasty bite that makes you want more. An exciting EP which promises a great deal of fun and delivers through every little sound. Keep an eye on her, she's going to change the game.
  6. Jun 16, 2012
    9
    From the cover to the last second, 1991 is pure freshness. She's in her own lane and like she already said, this sh*t been hers. Favorite: Van Vogue and Liquorice.
  7. Aug 12, 2012
    9
    This is one of the best EPs I've heard in a while. Her rapping skills are undeniable and she's a talented singer too. Each track uses shrewd and clever lyricism and marries traditional hard-core Rap with Electronica, Dance/Pop and House. Out of this holy union comes nothing but pure excellence. Her upcoming mixtape and album should not disappoint. The '1991' EP sure didn't.
  8. Aug 6, 2013
    10
    I don't really care that the EP has four tracks. They are all amazing. "1991" introduces the EP, "Van Vogue", a slower rap song comes next, Azealia's breakout hit "212" follows, and sassy "Liquorice" closes.
  9. Aug 30, 2013
    9
    Banks proves herself a fierce songstress with a talent of ingenious lyricism. The 1991 EP is bold, salacious, and superbly produced as an immaculate jewelry box of infectious gems. This ambitious debut helped pave the way for equally and rightfully acclaimed mixtape, Fantasea.
  10. Dec 5, 2013
    10
    Azealia como sempre arrasando !Amei este Ep,ele mostra a verdadeira Azealia e seu estilo verdadeiro.Azealia vai ser uma grande rapper e pode se igualar a grandes nomes como Missy Elliot
  11. Apr 18, 2014
    10
    This is so cool.These are the best Azealia's tracks.This is a good entrance in the rap world.Liquorice , 1991 and Van Vogue are cool, but 212 is excellent.
  12. Apr 22, 2014
    10
    This is a very unique Ep. I love the style of music and the lyrics of Banks. If her debut album anything like this EP it should be a very great one. She has some great lyrics. EP album of the year. This album is a very great Hip Hop/R&B Album.
Metascore
84

Universal acclaim - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jul 10, 2012
    100
    1991 is all about the bubble-popping lushness of "Van Vogue" and the hall-of-mirrors shimmer of "Liquorice." It's also about the summer, and showing more of Banks than just her breakout hit.
  2. 100
    Quick-tongued, lascivious, catchy, and delighted with itself, there hasn't been a more pleasurable record all year and probably won't be‑-not even by her.
  3. Jun 20, 2012
    70
    Banks continues to get away with her obnoxiousness--and while the quality of the music remains disproportionate to the hype, it does make her bratty rejection of the rap establishment feel that much more thrilling.