- Record Label: Polydor
- Release Date: Jan 29, 2021
- Summary: The debut full-length release for the Los Angeles-born, London-based singer-songwriter who won the BBC Sound of 2020 features production from Josh Crocker, Jamie Hartman and John Hill.
- Record Label: Polydor
- Genre(s): R&B, Pop/Rock
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Positive: 9 out of 10
Mixed: 1 out of 10
Negative: 0 out of 10
Jan 28, 2021It’s not the sort of record you look to for big surprises or revolutionary moments, but if you’re looking for an excellent pop-soul record from an artist who’s going to be around for years to come, you can’t go wrong.
Jan 28, 2021Not Your Muse is an album that will lure you back time and time again, as much for its technical brilliance as any of its other qualities.
MojoFeb 19, 2021Confirms her 2019 Rising Star Brit and BBC's Sound Of 2020 awards were no fluke. [Apr 2021, p.83]
Jan 28, 2021Radiating self confidence and assuredness, Celeste bolsters her existing catalogue of soft, somber songs with moments of upbeat glitter-funk and rollicking neo soul.
Feb 1, 2021Her raspy tones give way to huge notes, effortless in their delivery. No moment feels forced or out of place.
Feb 5, 2021Chaotic roll-out notwithstanding, the album is sure-footed and attests to the artist's high standing among the crowd mining pre-disco R&B, jazz, and pop. Celeste and her fellow songwriters and producers -- led by main collaborators Jamie Hartman and Josh Crocker -- have all the knowing, tasteful moves down pat and exhibit some tricks of their own.
Feb 1, 2021As middle of the road as this singer undoubtedly seems, there is, however, much to commend her debut album, Not Your Muse – a gutsier, wiser and more elliptical set of songs than may at first appear.
Positive: 8 out of 8
Mixed: 0 out of 8
Negative: 0 out of 8
Sep 10, 2021It’s a crime that I only just now discovered Celeste because this album is a masterpiece!! I am in awe!! Definitely one of the best albums IIt’s a crime that I only just now discovered Celeste because this album is a masterpiece!! I am in awe!! Definitely one of the best albums I have listened to in a long long time… Expand
Feb 6, 2021Power and sensuality, strength and tenderness and delicious melody. Talented work of a true artist. Do you need something else?
Mar 11, 2021Sin duda alguna "Not Your Muse" es el mejor álbum que puede haber en lo que va del 2021, Llevo escuchando a Celeste desde hace un año (desdeSin duda alguna "Not Your Muse" es el mejor álbum que puede haber en lo que va del 2021, Llevo escuchando a Celeste desde hace un año (desde que saco "Stop This Flame") y su voz es demasiado hermosa, pegadiza y muy diferente a la de las demás artistas lo que hace que resalte mas. En verdad "Not Your Muse" me ha sorprendido mucho y no lo dejo de escuchar a cada rato.… Expand
Feb 6, 2021"Something about love, and how complex and heartbreaking it could be"
Celeste voice defines very well the tone of the album, the strength"Something about love, and how complex and heartbreaking it could be"
Celeste voice defines very well the tone of the album, the strength to keep your love, the harsh the love can leave you down, and the sweet melodies to shows that it all worth in the end.
And it's even more implied by the change of genres to the softness of the Soul, the swing of Pop, the power of R&B and the sadness of Heartbreaking songs.… Expand
Apr 20, 2021That's a unexpected and misterious album. Its a full of historys, a few songs are telling us a cleary menssage, others talk about feelings andThat's a unexpected and misterious album. Its a full of historys, a few songs are telling us a cleary menssage, others talk about feelings and love. But when you heard it you can understand it all. The sound its the key, its the assamble to connect all. Its fine, mellodic, gorgeous. Natural, without expectations. Celeste's voice its to good that fulls to well. Some songs that no shines to well by themselvs, but when you push it togheter, are precious. At this moment, i devoted to this. Give me so chills and makes me want to express my thoughts with a guitar. So cool and authentic. I'm seeing brilliant future for her
Top's for me: Ideal Woman, Tell Me Something I don't Know, Not Your Muse, A Kiss, Father's Son… Expand
Mar 30, 2021This is my introduction to Celeste, a British-Jamaican-American singer. Probably my newest sensation in the next few days, weeks, or months.This is my introduction to Celeste, a British-Jamaican-American singer. Probably my newest sensation in the next few days, weeks, or months. Wondering why? Her voice reminds me a lot of Rebecca Ferguson, one of the many British talents wasted by X Factor and Sony Music. Her artistic line falls within the same circle as Duffy, early Adele, Amy Winehouse and Joss Stone, the curators between British pop and soul. An honest, impeccable, sweet and admirable work. Wouldn't it be nice if all albums were like this? Indeed, although somewhat utopian, and diversity is necessary, since there are contrasting audiences. Meanwhile, we can continue to enjoy all the fruits that Celeste brings us in an unconsciously vigorous way.
favorite tracks: "Tell Me Something I Don't Know", "Beloved", "Ideal Woman", "The Promise" and "Some Goodbyes Come with Hellos"
KEY-TRACK: "Not Your Muse"… Expand
Mar 5, 2021I was expecting something even better for a debut for an artist with such an amazing voice. I guess "Not Your Muse" is fine.
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