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We’re All Alone In This Together

Dave

We’re All Alone In This Together

Second full-length album from the London-born rapper includes guest appearances from Stormzy, James Blake, Wizkid, Snoh Aalegra and Boj

ADM rating[?]

9.0

Label
Neighbourhood
UK Release date
23/07/2021
US Release date
23/07/2021
  1. 10.0 |   Evening Standard

    The second album from Mercury Prize winner Dave is another masterpiece
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  2. 10.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    A perfectly crafted work of poetry and advocacy
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  3. 10.0 |   NME

    A knockout follow-up to 2019's 'Psychodrama', this Stormzy and James Blake-featuring LP sees the rapper grapple with doubt at the world around him
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  4. 10.0 |   Gigwise

    The best rapper in Britain right now
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  5. 10.0 |   The Independent

    The Mercury Prize-winning artist brings more voices into his remarkable second album, delivering home truths and personal insights
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  6. 10.0 |   musicOMH

    It’s the album that disproves the myth of the ‘Mercury Prize Curse’ and also consolidates Dave’s reputation as one of this country’s most important and impressive young artists
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  7. 9.0 |   DIY

    At the rate he’s working at, watching him fill out the chapters to come is going to be a gift that keeps on giving
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  8. 9.0 |   The Quietus

    He’s found a way to please the Black community while more than capably catering to the masses. That he does this with whimsical wisdom way beyond his years and way above his projected trajectory is something to wonder at. The UK has already been dominated by this young prodigy: next up, world domination
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  9. 9.0 |   Vinyl Chapters

    As we’re coming out of lockdown, this feels like the album UK rap both needs and deserves
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  10. 9.0 |   Albumism

    He has so much to say — the songs are long and lyric-filled, yet he doesn’t waste a single word
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  11. 9.0 |   Clash

    A wonderful, inspired experience, Dave’s second album seems to pick up the listener and deposit them somewhere entirely new. An all-time great? We’re in absolutely no doubt
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  12. 8.0 |   All Music

    The album's seven-plus-minute monoliths employ his talents to different ends: "In the Fire" is an awe-striking Avengers Assemble of U.K. rap, "Both Sides of a Smile" folds conflicted romances into James Blake's harmonies, and "Heart Attack" provides another meditative masterwork
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  13. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    This album secures his status as the voice of a generation of young Londoners, putting the personal into the political and making sense of the current social chaos with his signature wit
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  14. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    The rapper’s long-awaited second album darts between hedonistic swagger and unsparing social commentary to cement his place at rap’s apex
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  15. 7.6 |   Pitchfork

    The British-Nigerian rapper’s second album is as ambitious, technical, and deeply felt as his first. It is sure to keep his star on the rise
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