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Darkness And Light

John Legend

Darkness And Light

Fifth studio album of soulful r&b from the singer-songwriter, featuring guest spots from Chance the Rapper, Brittany Howard, and Miguel

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  1. 8.0 |   All Music

    The album's front, back, and inner photos are in black-and-white, but the music evokes rich shades of yellow, orange, and red
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  2. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    It never quite lands where you think it’s going to, and for all its occasional missteps, Darkness and Light pleasingly suggests that, six albums in, John Legend’s musical career might have started doing the same thing
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  3. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    The smouldering singer combines modern and classic sounds on fifth album
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  4. 8.0 |   The Observer

    A late 2016 highlight
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  5. 8.0 |   The FT

    The artist continues to sing love songs, but the romance is enfolded into ambitious arrangements
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  6. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    Darkness and Light comes off balanced and bursting with humility knowing and being what it is — mainstream soul framed by pop parameters
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  7. 7.0 |   The Music

    Legend succeeds when the songs don't emulate current pop convention, shaking up his penchant for old school soul and taking us to familiar yet surprising new places
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  8. 7.0 |   Pitchfork

    Isn’t the political feat Mills and Legend had hoped for, but it’s a step forward in the singer’s evolution
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  9. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    It’s Legend’s desire to keep evolving that makes Darkness and Light as good as it is
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  10. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    A solid entry in Legend’s portfolio—and the first that really sees the artist stretching himself into the new cosmos
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  11. 6.9 |   Gig Soup

    A sign of great things to come
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  12. 6.0 |   The Independent

    This is clearly the work of a conflicted man
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  13. 5.8 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Darkness and Light loses its depth, however, when Legend skews toward pop, even if these songs do maintain a catchy candor
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