Alone Together - Karriem Riggins
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Oct 30, 2012
    90
    The high points are so affecting and brief as to provoke small acts of violent ebullience, like the destruction of fragile objects on shelves. But it will never tire. It's another remarkable achievement in magician-MPC interface.
  2. Nov 27, 2012
    60
    Riggins' talent for shape-shifting, his ability to play comfortably with both Common and Paul McCartney, carries over to Alone Together. Riggins is full of ideas, and he wants to share them.
  3. Nov 9, 2012
    78
    For the most part, the analog warmth of live instrumentation is employed thoughtfully, reminiscent, in some places, of some of the best tracks on Oddisee's fantastic Rock Creek Park.
  4. Oct 30, 2012
    80
    While there are standouts, the whole is greater than its parts.
  5. Oct 30, 2012
    70
    This is a record that leaves you wishing for one thing more, though--some of these beats seem too good to be used on an instrumental, and could stand up handsomely against a powerful wordsmith.
  6. Oct 30, 2012
    60
    Some tracks are wildly successful on an individual basis, but they're cut short or steamrolled right over as Riggins whips through what seems like every sonic concept he's had in the last two decades.
  7. Nov 28, 2012
    86
    This is a very solid debut release and well worth the wait.

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