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  • Summary: The third full-length studeio release for the R&B singer features guest appearances from Erykah Badu, Big, Sean, Missy Elliott, Future, Lauryn Hill, IMAN, Junie, King Combs, Quavo, and Rick Ross.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jun 22, 2020
    90
    There’s a profusion of standout tracks that invite you into Teyana’s world of emotions, sex and vulnerability. ... This a grown woman ready to continue her reign over R&B.
  2. 83
    The result is less experimental but feels more illuminating, erring on the side of verbosity in contrast to the concision of its predecessor. By stretching out various emotional modes, she suggests the multitude of ways to show up in the world as a woman — and as a wife and a mother.
  3. 80
    Teyana Taylor has finally delivered a record that scratches far beneath the surface of her persona as she triumphantly prioritises herself, from her sexuality to her vulnerabilities. In fact, it feels as though, on ‘The Album’, her vulnerabilities are her biggest source of strength and clarity.
  4. Jun 26, 2020
    80
    None eclipse "Request" off VII, but the Kehlani collaboration "Morning" is a seductive delight, while the snaking (and accurately titled) "Boomin" is a treat for lovers of late-'90s R&B with explicit references to Blaque and much of the Swing Mob (plus an appearance from the latter's Missy Elliott). Confident diversions into breezy Afro-pop and underwater dancehall lead to a half-hour stretch covering various romantic woes.
  5. Jun 23, 2020
    73
    It sags in the fourth section, where Taylor perhaps overcompensates for the brevity of K.T.S.E. with one too many ballads. Still, for an album that lives mostly in the slow- and mid-tempo, it frisks and frolics.
  6. Jun 22, 2020
    60
    Teyana Taylor is a good singer, capable of shifting between a soft lilt on “Lowkey” and a strident punch on “We Got Love.” But she tends to sound like others, particularly Brandy. She hasn’t quite absorbed her influences into a vocal presence all her own.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Jun 22, 2020
    10
    A cohesive and sprawling landscape of R&B perfection, this masterwork features beautiful production, beautiful vocals, and a successfulA cohesive and sprawling landscape of R&B perfection, this masterwork features beautiful production, beautiful vocals, and a successful balance of warm intimacy and sophistication. It builds on her 2018 album from Kanye’s Wyoming Sessions, and takes these sounds to the next level. “Wake Up Love” and “Morning” are highlights, but with an album so well-put together, finding a highlight is a challenge; all of it is a highlight. Should be in the Album of the Year mix when GRAMMY nominations are announced. Expand
  2. Jun 22, 2020
    9
    All the songs were very good. The only problem was the album was sooo long.
  3. Nov 29, 2020
    8
    After a break, leading R&B artist Teyana Taylor released her new full-length album, "The Album", which features a bunch of collaborations withAfter a break, leading R&B artist Teyana Taylor released her new full-length album, "The Album", which features a bunch of collaborations with various artists, including Kehlani, Missy Elliot, Lauryn Hill and others. The album consists of 23 tracks, which are divided into 5 parts. The work is entirely written in the style of R&B and modern R&B, in which Taylor is like a fish in water. Exploring numerous problems, wounds and pleasures, Teyana may get lost due to the album's too long time, which may tire the listener in the first 10-13 tracks, but the second part tries to keep the listener in any way with different arrangements and some mixing with other styles. Although the record is very long, it still remains the most potential and best album of Teyana's career. Expand
  4. Jun 23, 2020
    6
    The Album lacks the excess of short tracks with great potential and some long feats but still teyana shows more of its versatility and melodicThe Album lacks the excess of short tracks with great potential and some long feats but still teyana shows more of its versatility and melodic vocals !! Expand
  5. Jul 24, 2020
    6
    Good R&B, but basic. On her EP KTSE, we had an honest experience in 'Rose In Harlem', with a dark melody and honest lyrics, that let youGood R&B, but basic. On her EP KTSE, we had an honest experience in 'Rose In Harlem', with a dark melody and honest lyrics, that let you longing for more, and wanting to know more about this singer but that's not what you'll find in this album. You go looking for Kanye's beats, and Grace Jones's eccentricity, like suggests the cover, but it's inconsistent, being a longer album, with an excess of short tracks Expand
  6. Jun 24, 2020
    6
    At first, it is very long. There are such a lot of interpolations, a lot of short tracks and it seems to be interesting only from the middle forward.
  7. Oct 2, 2020
    0
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