by Omar Apollo
- Record Label: Warner Records
- Release Date: Apr 8, 2022
- Summary: The latest full-length release for singer-songwriter Omar Apollo features guest appearances from Daniel Caesar and Kali Uchis.
- Record Label: Warner Records
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock
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Positive: 6 out of 7
Mixed: 1 out of 7
Negative: 0 out of 7
Apr 8, 2022Across Ivory, Apollo slips from English to Spanish, singing in whatever language best serves the music. He eludes labels when it comes to his identity and sexuality; instead, he often lets the music speak for itself. He doesn’t hold back in his lyrics.
Apr 8, 2022Omar Apollo inspires, and his competence as a vocalist is unmistakable on ‘Ivory’. Conflating his electro-pop tendencies with the occasional stride of a campfire guitar, he turns everything he touches to glistening radio gold.
Apr 8, 2022A collection of gorgeous, sultry songs that contend with the angst of feeling like you’re the only person who is truly awake and alive in an otherwise sleepy world.
Apr 8, 2022Bouncing from indie to alternative R&B to hip-hop, ‘Ivory’ is a culmination of his interests, all mushed together to create his own sense of authenticity. It is a commanding start, clearly marking out his career ambitions as he continues his journey of success. For him, this is only but the beginning.
Apr 18, 2022With its amalgam of genres, tones, and tastes, Ivory goes beyond thinking outside the box: It’s as if the box were never even there to begin with.
May 3, 2022He launches into bristling pop-punk after the intro, and elsewhere offers honeyed hip-hop, convincing retro-soul, and a touching corrido, among other styles, refining his R&B-rooted bedroom pop throughout.
Apr 8, 2022Uptempo numbers such as the Pharrell-produced Tamagotchi and the chugging Talk, meanwhile, feel shoehorned in for radio play, removing breathing space for Apollo’s vibrato-laden voice and overstuffing the record to 16 tracks. Apollo’s aptitude for unexpected genres can provide beautiful results, as on the yearning En El Olvido, but it can equally speak of a jarring restlessness.
Positive: 6 out of 6
Mixed: 0 out of 6
Negative: 0 out of 6
Dec 1, 2022Omar Apollo's debut stomps in the alternative pop music arena, this album offers a collection of songs that range from heartbreak toOmar Apollo's debut stomps in the alternative pop music arena, this album offers a collection of songs that range from heartbreak to celebrating his roots, to being numerous sexual innuendos, in which he is not afraid to show his sexuality, calling his former love interest as "Him"… Expand
Apr 10, 2022a masterpiece, guaranteed to have a song you like. en el olvido & tamagotchi are my favorites
Apr 9, 2022omar apollo did a great job it's really good one of my favorite albums of the year
Apr 9, 2022This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. ivory is literally the best album of the year it’s so amazing and beautiful.… Expand
Apr 12, 2022very unexpected melancholic album, totally jaw-dropping and one of the best debut albums i have heard.
if i have to pick; killing me,very unexpected melancholic album, totally jaw-dropping and one of the best debut albums i have heard.
if i have to pick; killing me, petrified and en el olvido are my top tier songs from this masterpiece.… Expand
Apr 11, 2022A wide range of songs connected through extremely cohesive production and amazing vocals from Omar.
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