Avalanche - Quadron
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17

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  1. Jun 6, 2013
    9
    This has been an arguably lackluster year for R&B and neo-soul. Even then, Quadron's Avalanche stands not only at the forefront of those genres, but ranks as a very good album by any standard. From the Coco O's expertly crafted vocals, the lush arrangements, some particularly ambitious songwriting, incredibly versatile production, and the outright magnetism of these songs, Avalanche isThis has been an arguably lackluster year for R&B and neo-soul. Even then, Quadron's Avalanche stands not only at the forefront of those genres, but ranks as a very good album by any standard. From the Coco O's expertly crafted vocals, the lush arrangements, some particularly ambitious songwriting, incredibly versatile production, and the outright magnetism of these songs, Avalanche is something else. It is a prime example of where quality meets accessibility. This is a cohesive, thoughtful, catchy, and rather endearing listen. Definitely recommended. Expand
  2. Jun 17, 2013
    9
    this is a fine example of how r&b can change and grow great production the strings are especially vibrant great vocals packed with different tones and delivery. Having also been involved with Rhye, Robin Hannibal is two for two and well on his way to be the producer of the year.
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. May 20, 2014
    40
    Weighted by retro production that gets bogged down in neo-soul moves reminiscent of Sade, though, inspiration flickers throughout without ever reaching full illumination. [Jun 2014, p.118]
  2. Apr 24, 2014
    60
    Avalanche proves a middling followup to that first collection of airy, experimental R&B.
  3. Jul 30, 2013
    70
    The sound is full, with fat synths, string instruments, and horns. But the strings don’t sweep and swirl, they sigh and deflate; the horns thicken but do not punch.