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Third album from the 22 year old electronic pop singer-songwriter, coming only a few months after his self-released second album

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  1. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    The countertenor sings with an emotional, otherworldly raw power
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  2. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Even in the darkest times, Shamir’s brilliance continues to shine through
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  3. 8.0 |   DIY

    The sound of an artist creatively re-energised, this is a revelation in all senses of the word
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  4. 7.5 |   A.V. Club

    There’s a rawness to its exploration of queerness and Shamir’s attempts to reconcile happiness with mental illness, but throughout, Shamir’s resilient spirit radiates through the pain
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  5. 7.3 |   Paste Magazine

    One hopes Shamir finds his way, fully realizing the album’s flashes of greatness
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  6. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Yes, Shamir risks losing that mass appeal, but the end result feels more genuine and confident than his previous work
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  7. 6.7 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Daring in its ambition, even when its experiments falter
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  8. 6.5 |   Under The Radar

    Functions mostly as a career pivot rather than a killer reinvention
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  9. 6.0 |   NME

    ‘Revelations’ wants to be unlistenable, but it can’t always hide Shamir’s songwriting strengths
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  10. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    Unlikely to endear it to casual acquaintances. But as a sincere and personal statement it has universal permission to show up and show out
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  11. 6.0 |   The Skinny

    While it may be far slimmer than Ratchet musically, Revelations fills that gap with earnest, heartfelt emotion
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  12. 6.0 |   The Observer

    A bold, fleeting pop-rock record whose standout element remains Bailey’s gorgeous voice
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  13. 6.0 |   Q

    A record that manages to find hope among the uncertainties. Print edition only

  14. 5.9 |   Pitchfork

    A lo-fi set of interesting ideas that never quite jell
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  15. 5.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    No matter what he does, Shamir is probably going to live in the shadow of Ratchet
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