How Do You Do - Mayer Hawthorne
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6

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  1. Oct 27, 2011
    9
    This is a very soulful album. I'm impressed on how soulful this guy is. This is probably the most soulful album of the year. I'm glad that he is on Stones Throw Records, where the label is the home of Madlib, MF Doom, and the legendly J Dilla.
  2. Jan 22, 2012
    9
    I've been really impressed with this album, and I initially just played it at work because it set a nice mood, I would normally listen to hip hop but at work that isn't everyones favorite, but after its had a lot of time to marinate I've come to really appreciate this as the best modern day Motown sound I've heard in years. My favorite song is the short one, "we're through"?, not sure if thats the name. Awesome soulful sound for singing in your house on a lazy Sunday. Nice. Expand
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78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Jun 25, 2012
    80
    A polished and enjoyable pop-soul confection that transcends its myriad influences. [Jul 2012, p.83]
  2. What we're hearing here is the Temptations turning into the Delfonics--the way his midrange gives up the verse and his falsetto takes the chorus is as nice as his boyish sexism.
  3. Nov 3, 2011
    60
    How Do You Do actually has a bit more reach than just that classic period, but Hawthorne's strengths shine brightest when he channels the 40-year-old vinyl. [Oct 2011, p.99]