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KiCk i

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KiCk i

Fourth album from London-based Venezuelan electronic producer Alejandra Ghersi who's worked with FKA Twigs, Bjork and Kanye West

ADM rating[?]

7.8

Label
XL
UK Release date
17/07/2020
US Release date
17/07/2020
  1. 9.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    We’ve long struggled to box Arca into a single genre, and KiCk-i bursts out of genre conventions entirely, as a glorious expression of life
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  2. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    Ghersi has made clear her desire to be seen as many things at once, to find pleasure in every layer of existence – KiCk i is the sound of life's multitudes, a soundtrack for dissolving the barriers that once defined us
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  3. 8.8 |   Paste Magazine

    Alejandra Ghersi’s first proper studio album post-transition is her most fun, pop-oriented, guest-filled—and plain best—yet
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  4. 8.4 |   Beats Per Minute

    Her presentation of what she describes as “gender euphoria,” provides the perfect blueprint to a more healthy, embracing, and confident exploration of the concept and conversation of gender and identity in popular music
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  5. 8.0 |   music OMH

    The record dazzles with its detail, beguiles with its lyrical performances and leaves a lasting impression with powerful songwriting
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  6. 8.0 |   Northern Transmission

    Arca has created a world of diversity, inclusivity and acceptance by combining a myriad of different styles; it’s just a shame that our actual world isn’t as welcoming or unified as ‘KiCk i’
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  7. 8.0 |   The Music

    An immaculately produced album of avant pop that is a mesmerising celebration of self-determination and transformation
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  8. 8.0 |   NME

    With an all-star cast including Rosalia and Bjork, this project confirms the Venezuelan artist as a great of the contemporary alternative scene
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  9. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The album is a statement of exuberance from an artist who’s known to deal in gloom
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  10. 8.0 |   All Music

    A complete, and triumphant, portrait of Arca's artistry
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  11. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    A thrilling, indefinable attack on genre
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  12. 8.0 |   The FT

    The Venezuelan producer’s fourth studio album is her most direct and pleasurable work yet
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  13. 8.0 |   The Observer

    The Venezuelan electronic innovator adds guests and party tunes to her trademark glitchy sounds
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  14. 7.5 |   Pitchfork

    On the first album of a four-part series, the Venezuelan-born, Barcelona-based artist offers her most accessible music to date, channeling her signature sounds into sharply focused avant-pop
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  15. 6.4 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    The main problem it faces is trying to successfully combine her new, slower palate with the tense, rapid-fire elements she's known for
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  16. 6.0 |   The Quietus

    Her tracks have always been short, but the tunes here, stuffed to bursting as they are with cool noises and other people, permit little room for structural manoeuvre
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  17. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Alejandra Ghersi’s new set is a subversive and mischievous fusion of aural fireworks and psychedelic lyricism aided by Björk, Shygirl, Rosalía and Sophie
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