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Universal acclaim- based on 17 Ratings

  • Summary: The third full-length studio release for the British spoken-word poet was co-produced by Rick Rubin and Dan Carey.
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Jun 14, 2019
    A natural empath, she wraps warm words around the shoulders of lives made wretched by those who breathe easiest. ... A monumental achievement that stands utterly alone.
  2. 90
    She has a unique capacity to include all the world’s issues in the album just by slipping in an occasional nugget of truth that punches the listener in the gut.
  3. Uncut
    Jun 13, 2019
    Claustrophobic, gripping, uncomfortably frank suite. [Aug 2019, p.39]
  4. Q Magazine
    Jun 13, 2019
    A clever marriage of weighty words and sonic delight. [Summer 2019, p.115]
  5. Mojo
    Jun 14, 2019
    The result is mesmerising--one lone, moving meditation on love and England and murderous empire. [Jul 2019, p.86]
  6. Aug 20, 2019
    It is a genuine surprise that this is Tempest's first record not to be Mercury Prize-nominated, given it could well go down as her best, but regardless, this is a highly satisfactory work.
  7. 60
    On this album, you find yourself drifting in and out. She tackles trolls, racism, overpopulation and the internet age. You crave solutions as each track closes, or perhaps more of those sublime, witty character studies she offered on Let Them Eat Chaos.

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