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  • Summary: The fourth full-length studio release for the electronic artist/producer features guest appearances from Björk, Rosalía, Shygirl, and SOPHIE.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Jun 25, 2020
    90
    This is Ghersi in her truest form — which is to say that it is many forms at once. The record zigzags between styles and moods at a breakneck pace, collapsing genre in its wake and crafting new pop forms – never has an Arca album held so many moments of pure songcraft.
  2. Jun 26, 2020
    88
    As she walks the walk and talks the talk, she makes it clear that KiCk i is her fullest vision yet for herself, the culmination of eight years of musically and visually rocketing outside the box, bridging seemingly diametrically opposed forces, and pursuing her muse no matter how strange others might find it. When she lets out a soft chuckle at the track’s end, she’s earned it.
  3. Jun 29, 2020
    84
    The sensory overload she tends to serve up will continue to confound many – even if this is her most accessible and celebratory record to date. Needless to say, her presentation of what she describes as “gender euphoria,” provides the perfect blueprint to a more healthy, embracing, and confident exploration of the concept and conversation of gender and identity in popular music.
  4. Jun 25, 2020
    80
    By far the bounciest, most ecstatic song cycle of Arca’s career, the album is a celebration of actualization, whether that’s spurned by finding harmony internally or in communion with another.
  5. Jun 30, 2020
    75
    Arca joins a long line of musical chameleons. The emancipatory promise of Arca’s project—a world beyond binaries, categories, and convention itself—remains thrilling, even when her tottering steps don’t quite reach that wished-for horizon.
  6. 75
    KiCk I is a consistently enjoyable, so the fact it still feels like something of an anti-climax is testament only to Arca’s history of braveness and originality.
  7. Jun 29, 2020
    50
    What could and should have been a coolly assured olympic plunge is instead a remarkably ungainly near-belly-flop of an album, weirdly devoid of the dense musicality, crooked charm and sheer kinetic potency which characterise Ghersi's works to date. ... The problem with KiCk i's particular brand of spontaneity is that it feels procedural and expository, rather than organic. It can seem, when the smoke clears here and there, a bit hollow.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 22
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 22
  3. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. Jun 26, 2020
    10
    De verdad amo este album, fue todo lo que esperaba y definitivamente el mejor album de arca.
  2. Jun 26, 2020
    10
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  3. Jun 26, 2020
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. En este nuevo álbum, Arca nos trae un poco más del extraordinario mundo del experimental, nos regala joyas como Björk cantando por primera vez en español, a la fresca y popular Rosalía, nos da un poco de perreo y por sobre todas las cosas, nos da a conocer lo bellamente enamorada que está de su amado Carlos. Un álbum tan divertido, interesante y vulnerable que te hará desear tener a alguien a quién dedicar tan hermosas letras. Expand
  4. Jun 26, 2020
    10
    Es un álbum súper completo , te lleva a lugares inimaginables, es tan mágico
  5. Jul 1, 2020
    10
    Genius for a generation that isn’t ready for it. Arca screams. Arca made Björk sing in Spanish. Arca is Sexual. Arca is here to stay!.
  6. Jun 26, 2020
    10
    This is definitely my favorite release of 2020.
    Arca at her best - is it perfect? nope. is it real? yes. Kick i is cohesive and has some
    This is definitely my favorite release of 2020.
    Arca at her best - is it perfect? nope. is it real? yes. Kick i is cohesive and has some amazing collabs. Songs like Riquiquí, Calor, Afterwards and KLK made this album a beautiful body of work.
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  7. Jun 26, 2020
    0
    Um das piores coisas que já ouvi na vida. Arca é ume mulhere não-binarie muite esquisite.

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