Ultraviolet

  • Record Label: Downtown
  • Release Date: Nov 17, 2009
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Ultraviolet is brimming with the artist's down-to-earth candidness.
  2. Kid Sister’s winking lyrics and charismatic flow elevate the album beyond a mere throwback.
  3. 80
    Yet even this fits with Kid Sister's vibe of retro irrepressibility. Dream Date's every track virtually dares you to resist her.
  4. 80
    A few cuts ('Big N Bad,' '54321' or 'Step') don’t succeed in showcasing her talents as well as the rest of the album, but Ultraviolet succeeds in bringing together older Kid Sis favorites with new material, and--most importantly--is just a really fun party record.
  5. Alternative Press
    80
    Fun with out being frivolous or dumb, the album lives up to pre-release hype and solidifies Kid Sister as the fiercest new hip-hop female on the block. [Feb 2009, p.107]
  6. Kid Sis has elected to keep things simple--so when the album works, it becomes clear that it really works.
  7. Ultraviolet certainly doesn't sound like the work of the salvation of female rap: if anything, it's at its least successful the closer it gets to straightforward hip-hop. What it sounds like is a great pop album, packed with indelible tunes and potential hit singles.
  8. After 20-something years of rap and dance running in mostly parallel lines, Kid Sister's imagining of their intersection is fresh and unapologetically fun.
  9. Dream Date does more than achieve its purpose, which is to get bottoms leaking.
  10. Though Kid Sister might lack some versatility, her club-friendly material is more than above average, and gleams colorfully if synthetically, like her outstretched hand of freshly painted nails.
  11. Like her breakthrough with mentor Kanye West ('Pro Nails'), they're testaments to hip-hop/club fusion--an old-school idea that this Kid gives the 21st-century treatment.
  12. It's taken a while to get here, but Ultraviolet finally introduces a fresh talent who may not have too much to say just yet, but what's going on in the background goes some way to making up for such deficiencies.
  13. Filter
    68
    Speaking if cheese...well, yeah, there's a lot of it on Dream date, with a healthy topping of enthralling production and slick, meaningless rhymes. [Winter, p.102]

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