Saint Heron - Various Artists
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  • Summary: The compilation of 12 tracks from indie R&B artists including Jhene Aiko, Cassie, Kelela, Iman Omari, and Sampha were collected together by Solange, who also wrote two of the tracks.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Nov 21, 2013
    81
    These songs are also song-focused—the artists assembled here may all have deep experimental streaks, but they never ignore pop’s pleasure principle, and there are hooks all over the place on this near-flawlessly sequenced compilation.
  2. Nov 21, 2013
    80
    The first release under eclectic singer/songwriter Solange Knowles’s boutique label, Saint Records, the younger Knowles weaves a collection of alt-R&B songs together seamlessly.
  3. Nov 21, 2013
    80
    What's interesting about Saint Heron is that it trips giddily over the line between relatively conventional approaches (Aiko, Solange, Shawn) and more heavily processed, speculative stuff (Sampha, Iman Omari, BC Kingdom), but takes no pains to make an overarching statement.
  4. Nov 21, 2013
    70
    Saint Heron is a statement, a musical manifesto with a collaborative vision for today's R&B.
  5. Dec 2, 2013
    60
    It can verge on its own kind of formula, but high points are high.