And I Have Been

Benjamin Clementine

And I Have Been

Third album from London-born poet and singer-songwriter was self-produced

ADM rating[?]

6.7

Label
Preserve Artists
UK Release date
28/10/2022
US Release date
28/10/2022
  1. 8.0 |   Mojo

    It retains the singer's inherent quirks while offering a more accessible sound. Print edition only

  2. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    And I Have Been might not arrive at his top shelf, but it is an integral art that sheds light on his once darkened and uncharted territories
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  3. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    This graceful, self-produced third outing by the singer-actor layers electronic and orchestral elements over a startling voice
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  4. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    At every corner there is invention
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  5. 8.0 |   The Observer

    This graceful, self-produced third outing by the singer-actor layers electronic and orchestral elements over a startling voice
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  6. 7.5 |   Pitchfork

    On his third album—the first part of a projected trilogy—the singer-songwriter retains all his theatrical intensity while shifting his focus to songs about love, a subject he once spurned
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  7. 6.5 |   Under The Radar

    He wants to pursue other artistic endeavors: acting (Clemetine had a minor role in 2021’s Dune), fashion design, and poetry. If this is one half of a swan song, it certainly feels like a triumphant one.
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  8. 4.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    The bones of Clementine’s usual great baroque pop are here, but they lack the meat
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  9. 4.0 |   The FT

    The singer-songwriter’s third release finds him less expressive and the music less extravagant than on its predecessors
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