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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the Los Angeles-based artist features contributions from Animals as Leaders' Tosin Abasi, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Son Lux's Ian Chang, Ludwig Görannson, Joshua Willing Halpern, Hundred Waters' Nicole Miglis, Rob Moose, Cam Obi, Majical Cloudz's Matt Otto,The debut full-length release for the Los Angeles-based artist features contributions from Animals as Leaders' Tosin Abasi, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Son Lux's Ian Chang, Ludwig Görannson, Joshua Willing Halpern, Hundred Waters' Nicole Miglis, Rob Moose, Cam Obi, Majical Cloudz's Matt Otto, KING's Paris Strother, and Thundercat. Expand
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. 91
    It requires multiple listens. In turn, it helps the listener grow, revealing spaces where their own narrative and experiences can intertwine with his--not in a romantic sense, but an educational sense. As a result, Aromanticism has already become one of the most emotionally therapeutic albums of the year.
  2. Sep 22, 2017
    90
    Aromanticism is an album that is heartfelt and heartbreaking, and, from the opening chorals to the closing moments of ‘Self Help Tape’, is an album like no other.
  3. Oct 16, 2017
    90
    Breathtakingly beautiful.
  4. Uncut
    Sep 20, 2017
    80
    These elegant, cosmic soul-jazz excursions are a fine fit for Sumney's extraordinary voice. [Oct 2017, p.40]
  5. Sep 25, 2017
    80
    Sumney has described the album as “a sonic dreamscape” and if Aromanticism has a tiny drawback, it is an over-reliance on beauty.
  6. Sep 21, 2017
    80
    On a concept album about lovelessness, he creates a cavernous feeling of loneliness using soundscapes similar to those Nigel Godrich explores. There’s a warmth too.
  7. 70
    Bereft of any shine or polish, Aromanticism is a piercing debut collection of songs of remarkable intensity.

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  1. May 24, 2018
    10
    Incredible production and lyrics. A great start for Moses. He is such a wonderful artist and keeps getting better. I have no words to explainIncredible production and lyrics. A great start for Moses. He is such a wonderful artist and keeps getting better. I have no words to explain the experience of listening to this album. Expand
  2. wme
    Sep 22, 2017
    9
    Well crafted ambient music, interlaced with exceptional, subtle instrumentation. Easy to listen to start to finish, with a much more developedWell crafted ambient music, interlaced with exceptional, subtle instrumentation. Easy to listen to start to finish, with a much more developed sound than his previous projects. Expand
  3. Jan 1, 2018
    9
    Thoughtful lyrics on love and being aromantic delivered by a sublime voice. The vocals and instrumentation are arranged into aThoughtful lyrics on love and being aromantic delivered by a sublime voice. The vocals and instrumentation are arranged into a cohesive-sounding album with good flow that still has variety. Definitely an artist to watch. Expand
  4. Apr 4, 2019
    9
    Deep and spiritual. The production is wonderful, as are all of the guest artists on here. It's like R&B Radiohead and I want more.
  5. Sep 27, 2017
    9
    It's deep, magic and powerful. Too easy to listen and digestible, sounds romantic and dark, excellent melodies and hooks.

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    It's deep, magic and powerful. Too easy to listen and digestible, sounds romantic and dark, excellent melodies and hooks.

    Fav tracks: "Lonely World", "Quarrel", "Stoicism", "Man on the Moon (Reprise)", "Plastic", "Don't Bother Calling", "Indulge Me".
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  6. Jan 9, 2018
    9
    An absolutely incredible album. Voice, instrumentation and everything about this album is so beautiful. A very strong 9, and equal album ofAn absolutely incredible album. Voice, instrumentation and everything about this album is so beautiful. A very strong 9, and equal album of the year for 2017 Expand

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