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  • Summary: The fifth full-length studio release for the London-based pop group features production from Fred Ball, Hutch, K-Gee, George Moore, and William Orbit,
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  1. 80
    By and large this is a welcome and judicious follow on from Red Flag; it very much feels like All Saints are back with aplomb.
  2. Jul 30, 2018
    60
    It’s let down by a few too many unremarkable ballads (Fumes, I Would), but that doesn’t detract from the fact that Testament shows this comeback is more than simply an exercise in nostalgia.
  3. Jul 30, 2018
    60
    Lurking behind the sisterly triumphalism, though, is a conflicted message about being rescued from the shelf (“All before I lose my faith/ Just like magic, he came and saved my fall from grace”), and it has the unfortunate effect of turning a march of the Valkyries into a last stand of the spinsters. But sexual politics aside (and we will get to that), All Saints’ new album is pretty great, one you wished they had made back in 2001, when people might have cared.
  4. Q Magazine
    Jul 31, 2018
    60
    Sun-kissed first single Love Lasts Forever aside, the songs are often suffocated by vaguely outre production flourishes. [Sep 2018, p.110]
  5. Jul 30, 2018
    40
    They [After All and Testament In Motion] are proof there’s potential here, but Testament is mostly weak Lemonade.
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  1. Sep 1, 2020
    10
    Gorgeous album. The songs are very consistent, with the exception of "Don't Look Over Your Shoulder" which is a great song but might not be inGorgeous album. The songs are very consistent, with the exception of "Don't Look Over Your Shoulder" which is a great song but might not be in the same vibe as the rest. Shaznay Lewis is an amazing songwriter, and the collaborations with William Orbit are priceless. Definitely the best album by the band so far. Recommended! Expand
  2. Aug 26, 2019
    10
    The best album by a girl group, period. A masterclass. Gorgeous harmonies, outstanding lyrics. This album takes me places.