Blank Project

Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. Mar 14, 2014
    60
    Listening to it can be exhaustive, particularly during its clumsier second half, in which the narratives are duller (particularly Dossier), the musical progressions more stagnant (422). It’s undeniable, though, that this is a very original, fruitful record
  2. Mar 10, 2014
    60
    The raw, mellow, hip-hop, electronic, jazz infused solo return of Neneh Cherry is an enjoyable ride; some songs are immediately addictive while others slowly become more appealing after several listens and sonic osmosis.
  3. 60
    It’s starker and sharper than you might expect--the most pop-conscious piece is a collaboration with Robyn, “Out of the Black”--but it works well on the sinister shuffle of “Spit Three Times” and bleak jitter of “Naked”.
  4. Uncut
    Feb 18, 2014
    60
    Cherry's still youthful voice and angsty lyrics feel somewhat disconnected from these dubby rumbles and dirges. [Mar 2014, p.73]

Awards & Rankings

User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Apr 8, 2014
    10
    Pretty much the best comeback of the year with stunning tracks like 'Blank Project' ' Cynical' 'Dossier' and '422' anyway the whole album isPretty much the best comeback of the year with stunning tracks like 'Blank Project' ' Cynical' 'Dossier' and '422' anyway the whole album is perfection. Best album of 2014. Hands down! Full Review »
  2. Mar 5, 2014
    5
    There's like 2 or 3 good tracks here, but they're not enough to make this album remarkable in any way. These tracks are: Naked, Spit ThreeThere's like 2 or 3 good tracks here, but they're not enough to make this album remarkable in any way. These tracks are: Naked, Spit Three Times, and 422. Full Review »