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Brittany Howard


Debut full-length solo album from the Alabama Shakes frontwoman dedicated to her sister

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  1. 9.1 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The Alabama Shakes frontwoman loses none of the magic stepping out on her own
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  2. 9.0 |   DIY

    An album which documents a fierce imagination at play
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  3. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    Complements her distinctive croon with R&B, hip-hop and funk sounds, marking an adventurous departure that reveals unseen depths to the vocalist
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  4. 9.0 |   The Music

    Jaime, named after her sister who passed away at the age of 13, is a funk album dripping with soul, building on the legacy of Howard's legendary musical heroes
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  5. 9.0 |   Uncut

    Her quest for personal fulfillment doubles as a creative bloom as well, revealing new dimensions of her talent
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  6. 9.0 |   No Ripcord

    In a way, Howard's approach—leaning on what she knows best before then exploring—isn’t different from the way most solo debuts go. What’s notable here is that everything that should be a risk is pulled off without missing a step
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  7. 8.6 |   Pitchfork

    The exceptional solo debut from the Alabama Shakes singer-songwriter is a thrilling opus that pushes the boundaries of voice, sound, and soul to new extremes
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  8. 8.2 |   Paste Magazine

    On Jaime, the Alabama Shakes frontwoman gets political on a collection that defies easy categorization
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  9. 8.0 |   All Music

    Howard's embrace of all the mess of life gives Jaime its sustenance. Her audacity is apparent upon the first listen, but subsequent spins are profound and nourishing
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  10. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    A wonderful solo debut takes in race, religion and boozy excess, all with searing lyricism
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  11. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    Hats off to Howard for balancing the political and personal
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  12. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    There’s catharsis in confrontation, and although this is primarily an album spent in the depths of uncomfortable, emotional reflection, Jaime is a beautiful thing for it
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  13. 8.0 |   The Independent

    There’s no track on Jaime that is likely to make waves – not in the same way as some of the better-known Alabama Shakes tracks, such as “Hold On” or “This Feeling”. But what lovely ripples it makes
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  14. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    It’s a total departure, her kaleidoscopic mix of decades’ worth of R&B, hip-hop, blues, and gospel, steeped in trippy laptop sonics and deeply personal political urgency
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  15. 8.0 |   Mojo

    A giant leap forward: a testimony of liberation, creatively uncompromising but just as accessible as Howard's old music. Print edition only

  16. 8.0 |   Q

    A thrilling first step into her future. Print edition only

  17. 8.0 |   Gigwise

    A journey of redemption and acceptance for things you cannot and could never change
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  18. 8.0 |   Clash

    A gripping revolution of sound and soul
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  19. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    A searing and deeply personal solo debut
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  20. 7.0 |   American Songwriter

    Despite its relatively brief 36 minute playing time, the disc’s concepts and sheer obliqueness makes it linger far longer as a bold declaration from a restlessly creative artist with plenty on her mind
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