1991 [EP]

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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: 25 out of 26
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  1. 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
  2. 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 veryThis 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. Expand
  3. Apr 14, 2015
    10
    Azealia wins !!! This EP is amazing! Is the real rap/hip-hop.
    "Van Vogue" is a iconic music, with the style hardcore eletronic hip hop, she
    Azealia wins !!! This EP is amazing! Is the real rap/hip-hop.
    "Van Vogue" is a iconic music, with the style hardcore eletronic hip hop, she goes away. The best EP by a female rapper ever.
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  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 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! Collapse
  5. Sep 19, 2015
    9
    O primeiro EP da rapper Azealia Banks '1991' que vem com uma pegada Dance/Hip Hop pois no mundo de hoje um albúm totalmente de RAP paraO primeiro EP da rapper Azealia Banks '1991' que vem com uma pegada Dance/Hip Hop pois no mundo de hoje um albúm totalmente de RAP para mulheres não faz sucesso,não consigo entender pois muitas vezes rappers como Eve,Trina,Lil' Kim,Missy Elliott entre outras conseguiram lançar um albúm e ter uma ótima recepção pela crítica mas esse não é assunto de hoje.

    Neste albúm tivemos uma qualidade de música jamais vista,talvez derivado da Missy Elliott que se aproxima do estilo da Azealia,com faixas super dançantes como 212,Liquorice;Van Vogue e 1991 achei bem mais próximo do Hip Hop ainda mais 1991 que parece um Rap Vintage.

    Para o EP adiciono nota 9 pois ele mesmo contendo poucas faixas é excelente e chega a dar show em qualquer rapper da época sem essa de Rap/Pop e sim voltado ao Dance e merece mesmo 9 não desmerecendo outras rappers como Iggy Azalea ou Nicki Minaj que pra mim são excelentes também nos albúns certos Azealia Banks detonou sem mais elas na época com um trabalho totalmente novo!!!
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  6. 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 anBanks 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. 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. Expand

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