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Debut full-length album from the London jazz collective produced by Kwes (Loyle Carner, Solange, DELS)

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  1. 8.0 |   Uncut

    A broad, swaggering definition of jazz that touches on Nigerian afrobeat, Ghanaian high-life, grungy post-rock and vocal-led astral soul. Non-jazz fans might be drawn to Nerija's astonishing guitarist Shirley Tetteh. Print edition only

  2. 8.0 |   Q

    It never tries to blow the house down. Rather, the soloists take turns to dance around each other, creating a supple and mellifluous air. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Sprawling yet rewarding, Blume is a sprightly, athletic consolidation of the journey so far. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   Clash

    ‘Blume’ is the kind of album that you can get lost in, if you let it, but don’t fight against its natural flow
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  5. 8.0 |   Crack

    Recorded on a floating studio by the Isle of Dogs with producer Kwes at the controls, Nérija’s debut is undoubtedly one of the most contagious, perplexing and inspired UK jazz releases to come your way in 2019
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  6. 7.3 |   Pitchfork

    The rowdy and promising debut from this London septet is further evidence of the London jazz scene’s vitality
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  7. 6.0 |   The Observer

    They feel constrained by the studio – their warmth a safety blanket, rather than a moving and engaging force
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  8. 6.0 |   The FT

    The bold seven-piece band all take to the spotlight with original, sharp compositions
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