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  • Summary: This is the debut full-length release for the London-based artist who previously performed under the name Throwing Shade.
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  1. Dec 11, 2017
    80
    The record manages to sound venturous and recklessly current. Iqbal’s use of chiming guitars, serendipitous synths and scurrying beats results in a record that is opulent in its warmth and sparklingly neat.
  2. Q Magazine
    Dec 20, 2017
    80
    She's created an album that discovers an uncanny balance all of its own. [Feb 2018, p.109]
  3. Jan 5, 2018
    80
    The LP examines the traps of routine and the possibilities that dreaming and music offer to escape from them--and however distanced Iqbal might seem in her performance, as a listener you’ll quickly find both real connections to the album’s themes, and the variety of gorgeous sounds that she uses to express them.
  4. Dec 6, 2017
    77
    With Weighing of the Heart, Iqbal adds another couple of strings to her bow, emerging as a pop auteur and songwriter of impressive emotional heft.
  5. Uncut
    Dec 21, 2017
    70
    At its blissed-out best, as on "Saw You Twice" and "Feel So Right," her new direction conjures the kind of streetwise reverie rarely heard since the days of AR Kane and One Dove. [Feb 2018, p.28]
  6. Nov 30, 2017
    70
    It’s an honest record, one that puts Iqbal’s own deftly balanced sound and influences to the forefront, while also having some piercing yet thoughtful insights into contemporary society. As a first step under her own name, it’s a hugely confident stride forward.
  7. Nov 30, 2017
    50
    Weighing of the Heart plays out as the soundtrack to a forgotten '90s B movie; novel, but not great.

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