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Weighing Of The Heart

Nabihah Iqbal

Weighing Of The Heart

Debut album from the London-based artist who worked as a producer under the moniker Throwing Shade

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  1. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    It’s all done with a precision and neatness that betrays Iqbal’s dance music roots, with each moment providing an aesthetic delight
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  2. 8.0 |   The Observer

    An album that improves with each listen, with an accomplished, ornate warmth
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  3. 8.0 |   Mojo

    It's got real presence. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   Q

    Her debut has an unaffected candour rare in electronic music. Print edition only

  5. 8.0 |   Mixmag

    There are touches of minimalist composition, 80s new wave and the psychedelic shoegaze fizz of Lush and Cocteau Twins – all music where individual expression is subsumed to sound and texture
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  6. 7.7 |   Pitchfork

    British producer Nabihah Iqbal—fka Throwing Shade—has a rare touch with inky new wave synths and drum machines, emerging as a songwriter of impressive emotional heft
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  7. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    It’s an honest record, one that puts Iqbal’s own deftly balanced sound and influences to the forefront, while also having some piercing yet thoughtful insights into contemporary society
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  8. 6.2 |   Resident Advisor

    Guitar music provides a new direction, but not necessarily more impact
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  9. 6.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    For all its faults, Iqbal’s reclamation of her birth name, standing proudly as a female British Asian artist, assumes a pivotal place at the turn of her second musical life. If this is anything to go by, there’s a lot more to come
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  10. 5.0 |   Exclaim

    Weighing of the Heart plays out as the soundtrack to a forgotten '90s B movie; novel, but not great
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