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Universal acclaim- based on 248 Ratings

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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the British R&B singer/producer was produced with Rodaidh McDonald.
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  • Record Label: Young Turks
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Club/Dance, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative R&B
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Timmy's Prayer
If ever you're listening If ever you're listening If ever you're listening If ever you're listening If heaven's a prison Then I am your... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Jan 30, 2017
    100
    Process is an exercise in catharsis, a deep breath in that lays Sampha’s soul bare through gorgeous vignettes of his life. He worries, he regrets, he aches. He’s human.
  2. Feb 2, 2017
    90
    None of it is particularly light. Sampha's exquisite melodies and detailed productions nonetheless make all the references to longing, disturbed sleep, injurious heat, and shattered glass go down easy.
  3. Mar 3, 2017
    90
    Process is a moving, musical autobiography of futuristic, soulful electronica and brittle r’n’b.
  4. Feb 2, 2017
    80
    While clearly not constructed with commercial ambition at the forefront of its mind, it’s certainly good enough to make an unlikely star of the man behind it.
  5. Q Magazine
    Feb 14, 2017
    80
    Sampha's lyrics are clever and his voice so inherently likeable that it works. [Apr 2017, p.116]
  6. 80
    Every listen throws up some new, previously unnoticed innovation.
  7. Jan 30, 2017
    55
    The beat structures on the likes of "Reverse Faults." "Under," and "Incomplete Kisses" fail to match their vocal counterpart in aesthetic or sentiment. [Jan - Mar 2017, p.67]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Feb 3, 2017
    10
    Sampha is taking electronica to a whole new level. Meaningful songwriting, sophisticated production and beautiful vocals. Every track is aSampha is taking electronica to a whole new level. Meaningful songwriting, sophisticated production and beautiful vocals. Every track is a spine-chilling. Expand
  2. Feb 4, 2017
    10
    Just listen to it. I can already tell this will be regarded as one of this years best releases, another success story to arrive from theJust listen to it. I can already tell this will be regarded as one of this years best releases, another success story to arrive from the recent wave of electronic R&B records. Expand
  3. Feb 3, 2017
    10
    Process is an exercise in catharsis, a deep breath in that lays Sampha’s soul bare through gorgeous vignettes of his life. He worries, heProcess is an exercise in catharsis, a deep breath in that lays Sampha’s soul bare through gorgeous vignettes of his life. He worries, he regrets, he aches. He’s human. Expand
  4. May 11, 2017
    9
    Sampha has created something that starts with a process but ends in a satisfying solution. An electronic R&B masterpiece that will make youSampha has created something that starts with a process but ends in a satisfying solution. An electronic R&B masterpiece that will make you dance and weep but ultimately create a pleasing experience. Expand
  5. Apr 24, 2018
    9
    This is a very good album. The fact that it's his first release is even more impressive. I look forward to hearing what he puts out in the future
  6. Jul 17, 2017
    8
    Sus liricas y su particular voz me atrajeron desde el primer instante que escuche el disco. Sin duda una de las mejores revelaciones del 2017.Sus liricas y su particular voz me atrajeron desde el primer instante que escuche el disco. Sin duda una de las mejores revelaciones del 2017. Dissfruto escuchar sus canciones Expand
  7. Jun 8, 2017
    6
    Honestly, no matter how hard I tried or how many times I listened to it, I just couldn't get into this album. That's not to say I did notHonestly, no matter how hard I tried or how many times I listened to it, I just couldn't get into this album. That's not to say I did not enjoy parts of it. I loved the track "Plastic 100°C" and I absolutely adored "(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano", it's such a soulful and gorgeous song. The rest of the album, while enjoyable, like Kora Sings, I just did not really like. Sampha has a talent for song writing, but other than the lyrics I just did not like Process all that much, and I don't understand the building hype around it. Expand

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