- Summary: The debut full-length release for the London-based singer-songwriter features co-production from Will Archer, Oli Barton-Wood, Jazzi Bobbi, Luke Bower, John Congleton, M.T. Hadley, and the Invisible's Dave Okumu.
- Record Label: ATO
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock
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Positive: 17 out of 17
Mixed: 0 out of 17
Negative: 0 out of 17
Mar 25, 2019Nilüfer Yanya has managed to produce an album which flits from one template to the next, yet at no time is there a tendency to feel that this is contrived and neither does it suggest an artist scrabbling around for an identity and an audience which then comes with it. These shifts in style always feel controlled, as though the song demands them.
Q MagazineMar 19, 2019The West Londner's debut is startlingly intimate, full of soulful, jazzy echoes of a lonely city. [May 2019, p.116]
Mar 21, 2019Yanya covers a wide breadth of styles and emotions here and even if it all doesn't hang together perfectly, Miss Universe is a fascinating debut that is reflective of the pressures we place on ourselves and others which all too often result in a striving but imperfect mess.
Positive: 3 out of 3
Mixed: 0 out of 3
Negative: 0 out of 3
Mar 31, 2019I was unsure whether to give this a 10. All I know is that it is endlessly playable, covers a variety of styles and does so with panache. AlsoI was unsure whether to give this a 10. All I know is that it is endlessly playable, covers a variety of styles and does so with panache. Also it's probably my favourite album since Frank Ocean's album, so yeah, it's a 10.… Expand
Mar 28, 2019I went into this album expecting good things, whilst being unsure of what to expect. Needless to say, what Nilüfer Yanya has shown here isI went into this album expecting good things, whilst being unsure of what to expect. Needless to say, what Nilüfer Yanya has shown here is nothing short of sublime. At 53 minutes long Yanya manages to keep things interesting with all the very different tracks that continue to give the album steam up towards it's close whilst managing to hold on and not lose sight of the narrative she's going for throughout.
I reckon for many this album is an acquired taste, but once it clicks it's bloody superb, especially for a debut album, blimey.
I can't wait to see what Nilüfer Yanya has in store next.
Baby Blu, Tears, Safety Net, Paralysed, Heavyweight Champion Of The Year… Expand
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