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RYC

Mura Masa

RYC

Second album from Guernsey-born producer and DJ Alex Crossan features contributions from Slowthai and Georgia

ADM rating[?]

6.1

Label
Polydor
UK Release date
17/01/2020
US Release date
17/01/2020
  1. 10.0 |   NME

    A bruising scrapbook for Britain's maligned and confused, yet, with cameos from new-gen heroes such as Slowthai and Georgia, it's a whole lot of fun too
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  2. 8.0 |   DIY

    A different prospect entirely
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  3. 7.7 |   Paste Magazine

    The Grammy-winning producer follows his epic dance debut with youthful indie heart
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  4. 7.0 |   music OMH

    Missteps on R.Y.C are rare – Slowthai ruins a good beat with his local lad impression, Today with Tirzah is a bit too sleepy to have much of an impact – and the album sees Crossan as a distinctive producer once again, after the events of the past few years threatened to leave him faceless
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  5. 7.0 |   Gigwise

    Long story short, if you’re a young person and you like dance bangers, this one is probably for you
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  6. 6.7 |   Pitchfork

    The London artist’s surprising second album pivots from twinkly, futuristic electro-pop to nostalgic guitar anthems for the bummer generation
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  7. 6.0 |   The FT

    The DJ and producer’s second album considers nostalgia within a technological culture
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  8. 6.0 |   Clash

    Revisiting his teenage angst with surprising results
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  9. 6.0 |   All Music

    R.Y.C. is scattered and uneasy, but considering its subject matter and the emotions it expresses, it seems like it couldn't have turned out any other way, so it sounds undeniably genuine
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  10. 5.5 |   Northern Transmission

    Despite its individual highlights, it’s an album that feels a bit like a major stylistic shift for the sake of one, and Crossan probably would’ve been better off more gradually infusing his new rock-heavy leanings into his trademark sound
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  11. 5.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Mura Masa has shown on both of his albums that he has a knack for collaboration
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  12. 4.0 |   PopMatters

    Turns towards nostalgia and ends up stunting the promise of his previous work, although it shows a willingness to experiment that proves the producer is still one to watch
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  13. 4.0 |   Evening Standard

    The few highs are tempered by cringeworthy lows and plenty of mediocrity
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  14. 4.0 |   The Observer

    Despite a couple of nicely turned meditations (the title track, A Meeting at an Oak Tree), Raw Youth Collage mainly transmits a confusion that is less generational than solely Mura Masa’s
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