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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the British producer/singer includes elements of R&B, pop and electronic music.
  • Record Label: Warp
  • Genre(s): R&B, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Electronic, Alternative R&B
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  1. Oct 14, 2013
    90
    Where an artist as eclectic and unpredictable as this might go next is anybody’s guess, but on the basis of this quietly spectacular album, it’s likely that listeners will be more than happy to follow him into the unknown.
  2. Oct 14, 2013
    90
    It's exciting and unique music, not falling neatly in with any of his dubstep/singer/songwriter peers or the large number of indie-leaning electronic producers.
  3. Oct 15, 2013
    90
    [Kwes delivers] poignant wanderings from within his inner-monologue, while voicing a soul-expanding sound that makes James Blake's noir&B cool seem like nothing more than ostentatious art school assignments.
  4. Nov 5, 2013
    75
    For all its texture and depth, the synth-heavy production sounds nearly flat, but that's hardly an issue with the flourishes of creativity that make up of the bulk of ilp. Even for those of us can't see what Kwes sees when we hear his music, ilp is a colorful experience.
  5. Oct 16, 2013
    70
    A vivid, shapeshifting debut album. [Nov 2013, p.74]
  6. 70
    Although not as immediate as his collaborators’ work, his introversion pulls you into his unique soundscape.
  7. 50
    While Ilp proves he can walk the walk, he often fails to talk the talk.

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