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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
Score distribution:
  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: 88 out of 94
  2. Negative: 4 out of 94
  1. Nov 30, 2019
    10
    Masterpiece, Twigs’s best work to date period jehdjdhfdjfjfjfbdkfjdkdjdjfdnfmdbdnfkdjdkdjddkddkdkjfjfdhdkdjdkdhdjd
  2. 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
  3. Apr 13, 2020
    10
    masterpiece. what an AMAZING album. it is so emotional and twigs really knew what she was doing while working on this album. every track ismasterpiece. what an AMAZING album. it is so emotional and twigs really knew what she was doing while working on this album. every track is beautifully produced and the lyrics are so detailed and beautifully written. i cant even put my feelings into words because this albums shakes me up each time i listen to it. my top 3 songs include holy terrain, mary magdalene, and sad day. Expand
  4. Nov 9, 2019
    10
    É um álbum triste, sobre tristeza e sentimentos constantes, tristemente maravilhoso. Abre de uma forma coesa e termina de outra espetacular. AÉ um álbum triste, sobre tristeza e sentimentos constantes, tristemente maravilhoso. Abre de uma forma coesa e termina de outra espetacular. A escolha de música pra fecha o álbum foi perfeita e só reforça a áurea perturbadora e linda que esse álbum tem do começo ao fim. Expand
  5. Nov 8, 2019
    10
    Em cellophane eu já sabia que esse álbum seria um hinario, quando ouvi Daybed foi a confirmação.
  6. Nov 8, 2019
    9
    Wow! An instant classic. Beautiful singing and production paired with a simple knack for melody and sound. Just live it.
  7. Jan 11, 2020
    0
    what the hell is this, i don't get the hype over this chick her music is hot garbage

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