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  • Summary: The official debut full-length release for British R&B singer-songwriter features guest appearances from Burna Boy, Hamzaa, Lucky Daye, Ella Mai, and Terrace Martin.
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  1. 90
    Love And Compromise was written as an album for everyone; on those terms, it's an unqualified, joyous success.
  2. Never compromising herself or her sound, Mahalia has produced a debut album filled with dazzling songs.
  3. Sep 6, 2019
    80
    At the end of this journey, we’re left not only with a playlist you’re itching to put on repeat, but also with the a much-needed notion of an inspirational woman made much stronger- much more in love with herself- by the trials and tribulations of her life.
  4. Sep 25, 2019
    80
    Going by the natural charm of the album and the fun Mahalia seemed to have in making it -- the smile cracked in the chorus of "I Wish I Missed My Ex" is the clearest evidence -- she might only be getting started.
  5. Q Magazine
    Sep 6, 2019
    60
    This narrative of self-empowerment might be superficially uplifting but it can also be rather inane, recalling the tween-friendly messages of positivity spread by pop powerhouses like Little Mix. That lightweight lyricism is in contrast to Mahalia's sophisticated sonic palate. [Oct 2019, p.109]
  6. 60
    Despite the emotional content here, Mahalia exudes a breezy mellowness, with thoroughly 2019 themes rubbing up against retro stylings.
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  1. Oct 8, 2019
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Epitome of 90's to early 2000's RnB & Pop. Perfectly melodic and has eargasmic beats. Mahalia brought the bacon home with this bop album. Expand
  2. Oct 20, 2019
    10
    This is an absolutely amazing album. Mahalia is a fantastic artist. Every song is a bop.