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  • Summary: The second full-length studio release for the British experimental R&B artist Tahliah Barnett features a guest appearance from Future.
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home with you
I'm so wired for it, seen it, tried it I'd die for you on my terms When I get my lessons learned Apples, cherries, pain Breathe in, breathe out,... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Nov 15, 2019
    100
    Magdalene is an album that, like FKA twigs herself, defies both genre and classification. Yet it’s a late contender for album of the year, with songs that will live you for months to come.
  2. 100
    By its close, FKA twigs is an unstoppable force of nature.
  3. Nov 13, 2019
    90
    Magdalene sees FKA Twigs reach a wholly satisfying pinnacle that is unlikely to be rivaled by any of her peers in 2019.
  4. Nov 7, 2019
    87
    MAGDALENE is the sound of an artist gluing together the million tiny shards in which she found herself after an explosive breakup. ... FKA twigs broadcasts her pain just as vividly on less metaphorical MAGDALENE tracks.
  5. The Wire
    Nov 7, 2019
    80
    The sonic diversity and range of Magdalene is a marked departure from the breathy triphop of LP1, yet a thematic trajectory is clearly traced from the suggestive sensuality of the first to the combative provocation of its follow-up named after a defamed biblical figure. [Nov 2019, p.54]
  6. Nov 7, 2019
    80
    MAGDALENE is an album of ideas bristling against one another. Sometimes, there is the feeling that less could have been more, but when everything aligns, there are true moments of wonder to be found.
  7. Mojo
    Oct 30, 2019
    60
    Twigs plants words with tenacious deliberation and care, but sometimes the result is over-studied, a gentle industrial emo. [Dec 2019, p.93]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 96 out of 102
  2. Negative: 4 out of 102
  1. Dec 16, 2019
    10
    An exceptional album, which works through the pain, the losss and the revival (about what? You need to decide, once you need to understandAn exceptional album, which works through the pain, the losss and the revival (about what? You need to decide, once you need to understand what is this album about) Expand
  2. Nov 8, 2019
    10
    This is a beautiful piece of work. I am sure not many people would like this and appreciate how substantive MAGDALENE is, because this is aThis is a beautiful piece of work. I am sure not many people would like this and appreciate how substantive MAGDALENE is, because this is a completely different album compared to LP1. It really is the detail and the emotions put into the vocals and the production that make this an exceptional piece. I suggest listeners to give this album patience and devote this album some peace and quiet and space to listen to, as it is sonically really difficult to digest, especially if one is used to the sound on the adventurous LP1.
    Highlights: thousand eyes, home with you, mary magdalene, fallen alien
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  3. Jun 6, 2020
    10
    This album is called an electronic album, which I usually don’t like. But this one captivated me. The lyrics are deep and meaningful, and theThis album is called an electronic album, which I usually don’t like. But this one captivated me. The lyrics are deep and meaningful, and the melodies flow so well during the whole time. It’s an experience. I would give it a 9.5 because “daybed” wasn’t my favorite but I can only give it a 10. Expand
  4. Nov 9, 2019
    10
    Such a work of art!!!! This album is a masterpiece, I love how her left for us a perfect combination between the lyrics and the production ofSuch a work of art!!!! This album is a masterpiece, I love how her left for us a perfect combination between the lyrics and the production of each track, Holy Terrain was not my favorite track but the full album covered this song. Expand
  5. Nov 8, 2019
    10
    This....is what art is converted into sound. The beautiful yet chaotic waves of emotions that FKA brings to the listener is astounding. ThisThis....is what art is converted into sound. The beautiful yet chaotic waves of emotions that FKA brings to the listener is astounding. This is an evolutionary album for the times. One of the best albums in years. Expand
  6. Nov 8, 2019
    9
    Wow! An instant classic. Beautiful singing and production paired with a simple knack for melody and sound. Just live it.
  7. Dec 9, 2019
    0
    Esse álbum é muito ruim, parece que as músicas vão invocar um demônio...

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