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It Was Good Until It Wasn't

Kehlani

It Was Good Until It Wasn't

Second album from Oakland R&B singer Kehlani Ashley Parrish includes guest appearances from Jhene Aiko, James Blake, Tony Lanez

ADM rating[?]

7.3

Label
Atlantic
UK Release date
08/05/2020
US Release date
08/05/2020
  1. 9.0 |   Clash

    We can only applaud Kehlani for being courageous and sticking to her guns with the release of ‘It Was Good Until It Wasn’t’ during a pandemic. This is her best project to date. Hats off to you Kehlani
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  2. 9.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    A record that is as self-aware of the pressures of romance and stardom as it is a bare, naked representation of the singer’s heart and soul
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  3. 8.0 |   The Independent

    Demonstrates a profound emotional intelligence
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  4. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    The singer whose personal life has become a public spectacle drowns out the noise with these bold yet subtle R&B tracks
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  5. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    An unapologetic exploration of sexuality
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  6. 7.7 |   Pitchfork

    The cloudy grooves of the Oakland singer’s second full-length album showcase her voice and her clear-eyed approach. These are love songs about all the forces that make and break romance
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  7. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    An album of sophisticated and clever R&B
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  8. 6.0 |   NME

    A newly brooding sound takes the shine from her sparkling R&B
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  9. 6.0 |   music OMH

    As the last plucked notes ring out into the ether, we are left with a record that doesn’t always astound but has a fair few enjoyable moments, and some very effective vocal performances
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  10. 6.0 |   Exclaim

    Kehlani has a sublime skill in conveying her hardships and heartache, but fails to bring these tales to the forefront in a train of thought worth following as a cohesive project
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