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  • Summary: The second full-length studio release for the British experimental R&B artist Tahliah Barnett features a guest appearance from Future.
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I'm so wired for it, seen it, tried it I'd die for you on my terms When I get my lessons learned Apples, cherries, pain Breathe in, breathe out,... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 26 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Nov 15, 2019
    100
    Magdalene is an album that, like FKA twigs herself, defies both genre and classification. Yet it’s a late contender for album of the year, with songs that will live you for months to come.
  2. 100
    By its close, FKA twigs is an unstoppable force of nature.
  3. Nov 13, 2019
    90
    Magdalene sees FKA Twigs reach a wholly satisfying pinnacle that is unlikely to be rivaled by any of her peers in 2019.
  4. Nov 7, 2019
    87
    MAGDALENE is the sound of an artist gluing together the million tiny shards in which she found herself after an explosive breakup. ... FKA twigs broadcasts her pain just as vividly on less metaphorical MAGDALENE tracks.
  5. The Wire
    Nov 7, 2019
    80
    The sonic diversity and range of Magdalene is a marked departure from the breathy triphop of LP1, yet a thematic trajectory is clearly traced from the suggestive sensuality of the first to the combative provocation of its follow-up named after a defamed biblical figure. [Nov 2019, p.54]
  6. Nov 7, 2019
    80
    MAGDALENE is an album of ideas bristling against one another. Sometimes, there is the feeling that less could have been more, but when everything aligns, there are true moments of wonder to be found.
  7. Mojo
    Oct 30, 2019
    60
    Twigs plants words with tenacious deliberation and care, but sometimes the result is over-studied, a gentle industrial emo. [Dec 2019, p.93]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 57
  2. Negative: 0 out of 57
  1. Nov 8, 2019
    10
    Em cellophane eu já sabia que esse álbum seria um hinario, quando ouvi Daybed foi a confirmação.
  2. Nov 8, 2019
    10
    Album Of the Year, twigs is one of the greatest artists of ALL TIME, mirrored heart is beautiful
  3. Nov 8, 2019
    10
    What the hell ist this? Thanks Twigs for turning **** people did to you into gold. I loved every single song. Daybed is something... one of myWhat the hell ist this? Thanks Twigs for turning **** people did to you into gold. I loved every single song. Daybed is something... one of my favorites. Expand
  4. Nov 9, 2019
    10
    FKA twigs has outdone herself in the most excellent, earth-shattering way with this album. The lyrics and themes resonate, the productionFKA twigs has outdone herself in the most excellent, earth-shattering way with this album. The lyrics and themes resonate, the production transcends the boundaries of genre, and twigs' voice carries an emotional gravity previously untapped by the artist. MAGDALENE, simply put, is a magnificent body of work and a legitimate contender for album of the year.

    Highlights include 'thousand eyes,' 'mary magdalene,' and 'cellophane'.
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  5. Nov 8, 2019
    10
    It's truly magical. Different melodies. It's one of a kind. I don't think we would have an opportunity to have such a great album in the future years
  6. Nov 8, 2019
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The future of music is here, Magdalene is a trip through night feelings and pillow talks. Twigs is a one of a kind artist that has created a whole new imaginarium that penetrates into wounds you thought had heeled. Expand
  7. Nov 10, 2019
    4
    Visceral, my butt: it's boring. This is the kind of record that brings out the purple language and coaxes everyone on the bandwagon beforeVisceral, my butt: it's boring. This is the kind of record that brings out the purple language and coaxes everyone on the bandwagon before someone finally pipes up "kinda boring though, innit?" Expand

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