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  • Summary: The 14-track release for the Philadelphia R&B singer features guest appearances from Anderson .Paak, H.E.R. and Ari Lennox.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jan 13, 2021
    86
    Heaux Tales unfurls a patchwork of origins, outcomes, thrills, and disasters of coital indulgence in her most cohesive work to date. Sullivan strategically activates her regal voice with stories that are sharp, intimate, and addictive.
  2. Jan 12, 2021
    80
    Though brief, with a runtime of just over 30-minutes, the EP shows Sullivan crafting a complete constellation of love and loss.
  3. Jan 12, 2021
    80
    Spoken-word “tales” from six women — confessions and hard-earned observations — are followed by songs that flesh them out as character studies. (Although the spoken-word tracks get some accompaniment from electronic beats and gospel organ, the songs alone stand up far better to repeated listening.)
  4. Jan 12, 2021
    80
    Sullivan is often overlooked as the R&B master she is, but her latest project displays the vocal range of legends before her, demonstrating her ability to capture the qualms of life and love relevant to the realities of dating in the age of the internet.
  5. Jan 12, 2021
    80
    Jazmine Sullivan makes her Everest-like task look deceptively simple. A woman speaking her truth in poetic, soulful fashion, ‘Heaux Tales’ could be her defining chapter.
  6. Jan 13, 2021
    80
    Heaux Tales is a provocative return for Sullivan that showcases her incredible knack for storytelling.
  7. Jan 15, 2021
    70
    Heaux Tales doesn't have the heft of Fearless, Love Me Back, or Reality Show, but few contemporary R&B LPs twice its length are as substantive.
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
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  1. Jan 13, 2021
    10
    This EP is simply amazing! Jazmine's voice is on point and her singing skills are still completely heavenly.
  2. Jan 16, 2021
    10
    I know Jazmine said that this project technically “isn’t an album,” but it’s so good that it might as well be
  3. Jan 13, 2021
    10
    Though brief, with a runtime of just over 30-minutes, the EP shows Sullivan crafting a complete constellation of love and loss.
  4. Jan 14, 2021
    10
    The EP is epic, there is story line, there are characters, there is a climax. Jazmine has this ability to hit you right in the gut with herThe EP is epic, there is story line, there are characters, there is a climax. Jazmine has this ability to hit you right in the gut with her vocals, including her gift of song writing. I believe every word she sings and writes. I love the features on the EP as well, Ari, HER and Anderson did a really good job of adding to the stories on this record. Expand
  5. jKN
    Jan 15, 2021
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Where do I even start? I don't think anything is gonna top this EP this year. I can't stop listening, everything is just so concise and perfect. The tales, ah the tales, amazing, showstopping, inspiring, and everything nice. The songs structured to fit as many women's situation? Talk about inclusion. Damn does it get better than this? Yes, the vocals Lord Jesus! I appreciate Jazmine so much. Y'all better give this woman her flowers right now. Heaux Tales, 100/10. Expand
  6. Jan 22, 2021
    9
    "It's a album to not be bored"

    There's so much going on in this album, that it would take a least thirty minutes to write a descent review of
    "It's a album to not be bored"

    There's so much going on in this album, that it would take a least thirty minutes to write a descent review of this album.

    It's a rich and diverse songwriting divided in a comfort zone sound that doesn't have fear to experiment, accompanied of meaningful lyrics and conversation about feminism and how sex is not just a man achievement.
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  7. Jan 17, 2021
    7
    Wow. This album is great . I'll admit the first listen didn't affect me as much as the lead single but once i digested it i understood it'sWow. This album is great . I'll admit the first listen didn't affect me as much as the lead single but once i digested it i understood it's brilliance . The first great album if 2021 although definitely to weak to be an AOTY contender it's sure to occupy many latter halves of year end lists. Expand

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