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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the London-based electronic producer features guest appearances from Damon Albarn, A$AP Rocky, Bonzai, Charli XCX, Christine And The Queens, Desiigner, Jamie Lidell, NAO, A. K. Paul, and Tom Tripp.
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Firefly
Pavement's turning into gold And it's risin' up into my eyes Up on my back I feel the static more Tripping the wire, surrounded in time I see this... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Jul 7, 2017
    100
    It’s a confident, competent step forwards from a sure-footed talent, earning its repeat listens through mature considerations. And there will be repeat listens--just you try not to.
  2. Jul 7, 2017
    90
    This is what pop should be in 2017: diverse, interesting and surprising.
  3. 80
    Mura Masa isn’t perfect, with his production sometimes losing its identity to his guest stars, but it’s a solid and most importantly fun debut for a real rising star.
  4. Q Magazine
    Jul 7, 2017
    80
    Pure quality, from start to finish. [Aug 2017, p.109]
  5. Jul 12, 2017
    80
    Mura Masa has a world of instruments and sounds to draw on, and a confident craftsman’s sense of what to include and what to leave out. His songs also understand that no system can contain or predict the vagaries of the human heart.
  6. Jul 20, 2017
    80
    Mura Masa’s nuance, confidence and obvious versatility betray his relative inexperience, and it’s increasingly clear that he is already a musical force to be reckoned with.
  7. Jul 31, 2017
    30
    With two exceptions (Desiigner and, uh, Damon Albarn), the [guest artists] completely fail to elevate the tracks in any way, an unfortunate consequence of needing to feature Charli XCX on your album because she’s good and popular as hell rather than because you and Charli XCX have made any particularly interesting music together.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jul 18, 2017
    9
    Mura masa tem um futuro imenso pela frente. Debut super autêntico e fora da caixinha, muito além do eletro/dance music e as influências deMura masa tem um futuro imenso pela frente. Debut super autêntico e fora da caixinha, muito além do eletro/dance music e as influências de outros estilos e a mistura deles, os elementos são muito bons, sem falar do time de features do álbum, está bem diversificado com espaço pra muitos gêneros e vozes, que foi muito bem explorado. Parabéns Expand
  2. Jul 15, 2017
    7
    Messy Love - 7
    Nuggets - 6
    Love$ick - 7 1 Night - 8 All Around the World - 7 Give Me the Ground - What If I Go? - 7 Firefly - 8
    Messy Love - 7
    Nuggets - 6
    Love$ick - 7
    1 Night - 8
    All Around the World - 7
    Give Me the Ground -
    What If I Go? - 7
    Firefly - 8
    Nothing Else! - 8
    Helpline - 7
    Second 2 None - 9
    Whos Is It Gonna B - 8
    Blu - 7

    score: 7,4
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  3. Aug 15, 2017
    5
    The constricting Caribbean-like timbre was only capable of giving off one character, which is not what the music deserved, and melodic linesThe constricting Caribbean-like timbre was only capable of giving off one character, which is not what the music deserved, and melodic lines didn’t help by either being very plain or not used effectively enough, making the overall work seem small and petite for this attempt to find overwhelming groove. My Score: 92/180 (Deficient) = 5.1/10 Expand