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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the alternative R&B artist features guest appearances from Cocaine 80s and Common.
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(Twinkle) Little (Star) How I wonder what you (Are) Sing it Nami I've been coming home late night I've been sleeping past day light I'm waking up... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. 91
    The coolest party soundtrack for a parallel dimension where the future of R&B arrived a long time ago.
  2. Sep 9, 2014
    84
    It's 'party of one' music to overthink with and lines to quote when angry at a significant other--the soundtrack for hard times.
  3. Sep 9, 2014
    80
    Souled Out is an intriguing record from an intriguing artist who has tapped into the zeitgeist and delivered something that is both reflective and forward-looking.
  4. Dec 18, 2014
    80
    She may purr like a revamped Ashanti, but she sounds tough as nails when it matters.
  5. Sep 11, 2014
    70
    The songwriting is so intentionally simple and evocative that you’re as much sucked into wondering just what she’s going to say next as much as you just want to hear a high-quality song.
  6. Sep 12, 2014
    65
    Souled Out capably buffs Jhené Aiko’s strengths and shellacks her faults, but the moments where she steps out into the depth of her story transcend the synergy of a group of musicians with good chemistry.
  7. Sep 12, 2014
    60
    Aiko can be maddeningly platitudinal and singsongy, but her one dimension is a specific balmy backdrop provided by no one else.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
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  1. Sep 12, 2014
    10
    There is something about her voice that is so beautiful and calming to me. This is the perfect album to just vibe with and go on a journey.There is something about her voice that is so beautiful and calming to me. This is the perfect album to just vibe with and go on a journey. Souled Out is no doubt my favorite album of 2014 & I look forward to all of her future releases. Expand
  2. Jul 16, 2015
    10
    This is my album of 2015. This is new breed of music, a mix of R&B and Soul, with well written lyrics and tugs at the heart, at the essence ofThis is my album of 2015. This is new breed of music, a mix of R&B and Soul, with well written lyrics and tugs at the heart, at the essence of being Human. Expand
  3. Sep 13, 2014
    10
    Jhene Aiko nuk ka asnjë dyshim bërë një shenjë të madhe në R dhe B botë me këtë LP . E përbërë nga gati një orë , Ndershëm Out vjen me tekstJhene Aiko nuk ka asnjë dyshim bërë një shenjë të madhe në R dhe B botë me këtë LP . E përbërë nga gati një orë , Ndershëm Out vjen me tekst të vështirë goditur , vokal të relaksuar dhe qetësues Jhene -së , dhe instrumentale të mëdha . Një konkurrent për albumin e vitit ! 10/10 ! Expand
  4. Mar 23, 2016
    10
    Jhene Aiko really gave us a brilliant R&B album. It is the type to relax to and really take in the chilling vibe that it gives off. This is aJhene Aiko really gave us a brilliant R&B album. It is the type to relax to and really take in the chilling vibe that it gives off. This is a truly mesmerising album, for all fans of R&B. Definitely check this out Expand
  5. Jul 8, 2016
    9
    On of my favorite R&B albums ever. I just love the atmospheric production. It just gives this album a unique smoothness that is so rare toOn of my favorite R&B albums ever. I just love the atmospheric production. It just gives this album a unique smoothness that is so rare to find in R&B. Jhene Aiko has such a beautiful voice, and I love the lyrics' overarching theme. Can't wait for her next full length LP.

    Favs: To Love & Die, Eternal Sunshine, Limbo Limbo Limbo, Lyin King, Wading, Spotless Mind
    Least Favs: It's Cool
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  6. Oct 2, 2017
    9
    I did not expect much from Jhene AIko. She was just another R&B singer who sounded kind of boring. Then I heard this album. GODDAMN, thisI did not expect much from Jhene AIko. She was just another R&B singer who sounded kind of boring. Then I heard this album. GODDAMN, this album was great. Nice, trippy production, beautiful vocals from Ms. Aiko, and... honestly, lackluster lyrics. But thats my only problem. Good job. I love this album. 9/10 Expand
  7. Jul 25, 2015
    4
    De moins en moins convaincu par l'estimation de cette artiste, qui l'est trop à mon goût. Le rythme est le même, les featurings n'apportentDe moins en moins convaincu par l'estimation de cette artiste, qui l'est trop à mon goût. Le rythme est le même, les featurings n'apportent rien et on finit par connaître l'album en écoutant un seul morceau.
    Voilà le problème des créateurs de Soul / Lounge. Mais je sais applaudir quand ils savent se réinventer.
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