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What Now

Brittany Howard

What Now

Second full-length solo album from the Alabama Shakes frontwoman working with producer Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, The War on Drugs, The Killers)

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  1. 10.0 |   The Observer

    Dancefloor bangers, vintage soul, joyous funk… the winningly candid Alabama Shakes frontwoman mixes it up to perfection on her second solo album
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  2. 9.0 |   Rolling Stone

    What Now is another side of Brittany Howard that makes each of her previous departures feel like a baby step by comparison
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  3. 8.3 |   Pitchfork

    The second solo album from the Alabama Shakes singer-songwriter is musically muscular and thematically heady, a sound nerd’s project with stadium-sized panache
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  4. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Brittany Howard’s What Now rewrites her touching life stories in glorious and meditative R&B tapestries
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  5. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    While sometimes not an easy listen, the sometime Alabama Shakes singer’s latest is certainly a thrilling and restless journey
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  6. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Howard’s contrasting musical colours; whether it be varying the pace of the tracks (the slow and steady of ‘Patience’ vs the house beat of ‘Prove It To You’) and the differing genres we are bestowed upon – from frantic panic to soothing contemplation – or the candid lyrics that highlight Brittany Howard’s different emotional states
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  7. 8.0 |   Paste Magazine

    The Alabama Shakes frontwoman proves even further that she is a sensational solo act on her much-anticipated follow-up to 2019’s Jaime
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  8. 8.0 |   Clash

    While it may be hard to place genre-wise, it’s not hard to see its quality and sense of ambition
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  9. 8.0 |   NME

    Howard made her name in Alabama Shakes with gritty blues-rock; her second solo record is a wondrous, sonic exploration of jazz, dance, funk and beyond
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  10. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Its frenetic fretwork and razor-sharp hooks position Howard as a genre-free iconoclast like Prince
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  11. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    These 12 songs are commanding and coupled with Howard’s effervescence and formidable vocals make for an irresistible body of work abundant with personality. An awe-striking album
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  12. 8.0 |   DIY

    A gem
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  13. 7.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The album could have benefited from more free-flowing song structures and unconventional arrangements
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