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  • Summary: The sixth full-length solo release for the New Orleans electronic/R&B artist was produced with Ila Orbis.
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  • Record Label: Merge
  • Genre(s): R&B, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative R&B, Left-Field Pop
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. 90
    The accompanying music speaks for itself, filling every inch of Second Line’s constructed microcosm with the metallic hue of fuzzy synthesizers, reverberating chimes, and booming bass. Richard’s voice floats through it all, shepherding newcomers with an intoxicating haze.
  2. May 3, 2021
    80
    Although there are fewer flat-out astonishing moments here than on the earlier LPs, numerous cuts elicit blues-shedding movement and seem unfadeable.
  3. May 3, 2021
    80
    The beats are decadent, but so too are the liberties she takes as an independent artist beholden to nothing but her own satisfaction.
  4. May 5, 2021
    78
    Yet another impressive and experimental addition to Dawn’s discography, Second Line proves that this prolific artist is not running out of steam or fresh ideas any time soon.
  5. Apr 28, 2021
    72
    Second Line brings few changes, especially lyrically, but Richard largely makes up for her retreading with some of her sharpest hooks to date.
  6. Apr 28, 2021
    70
    Subtitled ‘An Electro Revival’, Richard’s sixth album is nonetheless a sprawling affair; R&B, house and trap jostle alongside curios such as ‘Le Petit Morte (a lude)’ [sic], a break-up jam unexpectedly belted out over Beethoven’s ‘Moonlight Sonata’.
  7. Apr 28, 2021
    60
    Richard remains a testament to boundary-pushing, genre bending and expectation-shattering art, though Second Line's tempered grandiosity ultimately leaves her ambition underserved.

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  1. May 3, 2021
    10
    Amzing as always . Everything in this album is connected and sonically perfect
  2. May 4, 2021
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. It's so bad for real, I thought I will be one of the greatest albums but it ended being one of wors album I've heard, I could even listened the whole thing Expand