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Second album of alternative r&b from the LA-based Michael Milosh, the first release since the departure of Robin Hannibal

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  1. 9.1 |   A.V. Club

    It’s more minimal than The xx, more romantic than the most heartsick R&B, with drums pulled straight from ’70s studio sessions. In other words, it’s a lot of things, while still sounding like nothing else out there
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  2. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    Blood flows with humanity, an exploration of diverse cultures, sounds and sensibilities
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  3. 8.3 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    Already a contender for album of the year
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  4. 8.0 |   The 405

    A finely balanced gem
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  5. 8.0 |   Clash

    Bloody marvellous
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  6. 8.0 |   NME

    As an emblem of what Milosh is capable of – magnetic vocals, unshakable melodies, arrangements that are both delicate and robust – it’s a triumph
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  7. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Perfectly judged sepulchral take on R&B
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  8. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    The conversational tone gives the song a sense of emotional verisimilitude, while the production exudes a superbly polished sheen – the twin tenets that make BLOOD so effective
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  9. 7.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Milosh’s vocals are as beautiful as ever, and the lush tones that paint the album wash over you like a silk bedsheet. Sometimes, subtlety does prevail
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  10. 7.3 |   Earbuddy

    Although it doesn’t get us there as fast as Woman, maybe it’s because it’s a bit too familiar. However, the familiarity is comforting and leaves us longing to return to its touch
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  11. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    As richly inviting as Blood is, it never stops feeling safe
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  12. 6.3 |   Pitchfork

    Deftly creates an atmosphere that builds out their sound without adding much underneath
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  13. 6.0 |   Rolling Stone

    As lovely as Rhye sounds, it's never as good as the first time
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  14. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    A painfully hip, trendy and well-crafted album, but misses the necessary spark to make it special
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  15. 6.0 |   Q

    An equally seductive follow-up. Print edition only

  16. 6.0 |   PopMatters

    Fans of Woman might derive some enjoyment from this, but anyone hoping for more evolution may be disheartened by how frequently Milosh plays it safe
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