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  • Summary: The journey of a relationship from its beginning to the break-up is the concept in the six-track EP from the Los Angeles-based alternative R&B artist.
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  1. Feb 9, 2016
    85
    Where Bjork's music is grounded in indie and experimental pop, as well as Bjork's innate quirkiness, Kelela's music is still R&B at its core. She's great singer and a fantastic talent.
  2. Oct 7, 2015
    83
    The mechanics of dance music might inspire feelings in listeners, but within the genre, overrun with the egos and opinions of "bro-teurs," her emotions are revolutionary.
  3. Oct 7, 2015
    80
    This is music to lose yourself in.
  4. 80
    The theme of pining which was thread throughout her debut mixtape Cut 4 Me is still present here, but more pointed and poetic this time around. Each song beams with growth.
  5. 75
    It’s not something that plays as well in the daylight. But when it soundtracks your darker, interior night life, it’s like being given a tailored suit. Everything fits, and the sum effect is something sharp and modern.
  6. The Wire
    Dec 16, 2015
    70
    Hallucinogen moulds diverse influences together into a perplexing whole. [Dec 2015, p.51]
  7. 67
    Hallucinogen shows Kelela’s remarkable confidence and strength through a fragility and willingness to admit faults and weaknesses.

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  1. Oct 14, 2015
    10
    This is amazing, I love this EP so much, one of the best of the year.This is amazing, I love this EP so much, one of the best of the year.
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  2. Oct 12, 2015
    10
    Hallucinogen is such an improvment over Cut 4 Me. With help from Arca and other incredible producers, Kelela meshes R&B with experimentalHallucinogen is such an improvment over Cut 4 Me. With help from Arca and other incredible producers, Kelela meshes R&B with experimental electronica music which echos FKA Twigs' work, but, this sound is very much her own. We all need to pay attention because Kelela is grwoing as an artisit, and it's only going to get better from here. Expand
  3. Oct 16, 2015
    8
    Alluring and intimate. Kelela definitely takes a step in the right direction. In a field where R&B mixes with synthesizers, HallucinogenAlluring and intimate. Kelela definitely takes a step in the right direction. In a field where R&B mixes with synthesizers, Hallucinogen shines in its own dim light . Expand
  4. Dec 24, 2015
    8
    Amazing EP. I haven't listened to her mix-tape yet, but I can say these 6 songs flow very well and are just wonderful! Feels very relaxing,Amazing EP. I haven't listened to her mix-tape yet, but I can say these 6 songs flow very well and are just wonderful! Feels very relaxing, with its predominant R&B roots mixed with electronic influence, summed to Kelela's great voice, makes up for a definite must-listen. Expand