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The Dreaming Room

Laura Mvula

The Dreaming Room

Second album from the British soul singer, featuring contributions from Nile Rodgers and members of the London Symphony Orchestra

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  1. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    Infinitely more experimental than the soul-gospel of 2013's Sing to the Moon
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  2. 8.0 |   Q

    There’s a fantastical, half-awake quality to these songs. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Rapturous vocals are framed in intricate, ecstatic orchestral pop. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Shape-shifting orchestral Afrobeat. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   The Music

    A raw and thought-provoking stroke of genius
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  6. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Her music has been described as “gospel-delia”, and that’s exactly what you get: gorgeous soul hymns as if sung in under-ether dreamtime
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  7. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Vivid, original, it's the real deal
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  8. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    The Dreaming Room may be a mess, but it’s a glorious mess, packed with heroically bonkers ideas
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  9. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    Laura Mvula has proved emphatically that her debut was no one-off and this highly accomplished return establishes her further as a unique, captivating talent
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  10. 8.0 |   The FT

    The context is the renewal of life after an emotional breakdown, the album’s central theme; but sense of boundless possibility applies equally to Mvula’s inventive songs
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  11. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    Mvula has written a hypnotic record that provides a congenial embrace, but it also isn’t afraid to take bold action. A new star is most definitely born
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  12. 8.0 |   Mixmag

    Laura Mvula sounds confident and free throughout her second album
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  13. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Nile Rogers's edgy funk guitar functions as both anchor and an irresistible invitation to dance
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  14. 7.8 |   Pitchfork

    Laden with sonic surprises
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  15. 7.0 |   Spin

    She tries to bridge the gap between the highbrow classicism of Moon and the electronic thrust of 2010s pop
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  16. 4.0 |   Clash

    An enormously frustrating record, as Mvula clearly has it in her to be an incredible artist
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