• Record Label: 4AD
  • Release Date: Jan 19, 2018
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
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  1. Feb 28, 2018
    60
    On the whole, I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life is a truly good album and a number of the songs on it are notable successes, but the stark shift in sonic style sets it apart from the rest of Tune-Yards' discography and not in a good way. It seems safe, it seems almost timid at times.
  2. Jan 25, 2018
    60
    When it works, it’s as joyful as the best Tune-Yards songs. ... Given her soaring delivery elsewhere, the talk-sung ABC 123 and Now As Then fall flat in comparison, and the reliance on 808s feels a tad dated for a group lauded for their innovative production.
  3. Q Magazine
    Jan 5, 2018
    60
    Despite operating in the between-floors world of indie R&B, it connects both sonically and melodically and as such engages the listener rather than, as in the past, totally overwhelming them. [Feb 2018, p.116]
  4. Feb 7, 2018
    40
    It changes the sounds of the band from the bombastic elastic to the crouched minor. It changes the hopes of the band from boundless to restrictive. It limps, self-conscious and careful.
  5. Jan 25, 2018
    40
    Only a third of the album works. Obscure, seemingly unfinished, and nattering, this is Tune-Yards’ weakest album to date at a moment when Garbus, distrusting her music’s ability to explain itself, doesn’t need the slings and arrows.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 56 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 56
  2. Negative: 0 out of 56
  1. Jan 22, 2018
    8
    This is the most approachable Tune Yards album, which is a good thing. Unfortunate that the band is not as relevant anymore because the albumThis is the most approachable Tune Yards album, which is a good thing. Unfortunate that the band is not as relevant anymore because the album might even triumph W H O K I L L. Full Review »
  2. Jan 20, 2018
    9
    Really good album. Probably their best. The beats and vocals are really amazing. The bass is really good and the lyrics are quite satisfying as well.
  3. May 13, 2018
    7
    There is a fine line between ingeniousness and madness, and Tune-Yard's newest release often finds itself jumping from one to the other;There is a fine line between ingeniousness and madness, and Tune-Yard's newest release often finds itself jumping from one to the other; sometimes landing in both simultaneously. Full Review »