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  • Summary: The jazz artist's album with producers Randy Hall and Attala Zane Giles was originally shelved after a few months of recording and is now completed with contributions from Davis's nephew Vince Wilburn Jr., Lalah Hathaway, Medina Johnson, and Ledisi.
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  1. Classic Rock Magazine
    Sep 4, 2019
    90
    An extraordinary 11-track distillation of raw urban vitality that recaptures and resets the dizzying conversational street energy of 1972's On The Corner at the cutting edge of 80s soul. [Sep 2019, p.90]
  2. Uncut
    Sep 3, 2019
    70
    Not all of it works--the ballads sag, and the reggaeton-influenced "Paradise" is ill-advised--but much of Miles's playing is on fire. [Oct 2019, p.45]
  3. Sep 5, 2019
    70
    When the talent is as huge a draw as Miles Davis, these feel unnecessary intrusions. This leaves us with an interesting album, but not a Davis classic, when it could have been.
  4. Sep 3, 2019
    60
    As so often in this late period, Davis’s playing is beguiling in bursts.
  5. Q Magazine
    Sep 3, 2019
    60
    This late-period curio isn't one for the purists. ... A patchy affair. [Oct 2019, p.117]
  6. Mojo
    Sep 3, 2019
    60
    Rubberband sounds too much like jazz's great disrupter chasing black-radio approval via The Human League. ... Rubberband is not a Great Lost Miles Davis Album. But it has a lot of great Miles Davis on it. [Oct 2019, p.101]
  7. Sep 6, 2019
    50
    While it was unfinished and framed in '80s studio tropes, their attempt to complete it with modern charts and muddy, hip-hop-styled mix weighs down what remains of the original proceedings.

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