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  • Summary: The debut four-track EP for the New York rapper includes dance elements.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
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  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 13, 2012
    80
    Manically happy, infectiously danceable and too clever by half, if 1991 does one thing, it proves that Banks's breakout hit, "212," was no fluke.
  4. Jun 8, 2012
    77
    Some of Banks' best lines are elegantly self-aggrandizing and enemy-deflating, but she's just as capable of executing those moves in more straightforward terms.
  5. Jun 8, 2012
    71
    Banks is often all the more mesmerizing when she leaves the beef on the back-burner and takes stock of her influences.
  6. 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.

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  1. Positive: 28 out of 29
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  1. Jan 5, 2015
    10
    Great first work from Azealia. She is the next step in music. All four songs, 212, 1991, Liquorice and Van Vogue have a unique sound. If youGreat first work from Azealia. She is the next step in music. All four songs, 212, 1991, Liquorice and Van Vogue have a unique sound. If you liked 212, you need to hear the rest of this EP. Expand
  2. Jun 16, 2014
    10
    Azealia Banks is the most original artist of actuality. She did "1991 EP" the best of 2012 and no one can turn down her Witch-Hop. EverybodyAzealia Banks is the most original artist of actuality. She did "1991 EP" the best of 2012 and no one can turn down her Witch-Hop. Everybody should listen all tracks and dance while learn something with the lyrics. Expand
  3. Jul 14, 2017
    10
    1991 - 9

    Van Vogue - 10

    212 - 10 
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    1991 - 9

    Van Vogue - 10

    212 - 10
    
Liquorice - 10

    score: 9,7

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  4. Jul 29, 2014
    10
    Exuberant and sassy from start to end. An exquisite salad of perfectly-performed lyrics, good rhymes, catchy rhythms and a constant sensationExuberant and sassy from start to end. An exquisite salad of perfectly-performed lyrics, good rhymes, catchy rhythms and a constant sensation of satisfaction and fantasy. A genius, a miracle. Expand
  5. 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 aMs. 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! Expand
  6. 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 shrewdThis 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. Expand
  7. Jun 12, 2012
    6
    Azealia's promise as a rapper is undiminished by the release, but it is clearly a stop gap rather than a step forward. A good, ifAzealia's promise as a rapper is undiminished by the release, but it is clearly a stop gap rather than a step forward. A good, if unremarkable, release. Collapse

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