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Kali Uchis


Debut studio album from Colombian-American singer Kali Uchis includes contributions from BIA, Bootsy Collins and Tyler, The Creator

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  1. 10.0 |   NME

    The singer's vibrant debut album showcases an icon in the making
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  2. 9.2 |   Paste Magazine

    For an album that’s 15 tracks to be this consistently good is a rarity, an anomaly, and an artistic triumph that should place it on every Best Of list at the end of the year
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  3. 9.1 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Uchis builds off a classic foundation of soul, R&B, funk, and blues, bursting outward in dozens of innovative contemporary directions
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  4. 9.0 |   God Is In The TV

    No matter what she attempts, the songs are brimming with ideas, memorable hooks and gleaming production. They are enhanced by her adventurous and fearless spirit which shines through on this incredible debut
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  5. 9.0 |   All Music

    For all its entertaining art-pop feats, Isolation is just as remarkable for serious moments like "Killer," in which Uchis reaches a high degree of anguish that only real-life experience can arouse
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  6. 8.6 |   Pitchfork

    Her wide range pulls in sounds from reggaetón, funk, and R&B and positions her to become a new gravitational force in pop
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  7. 8.5 |   Gig Soup

    Irritatingly good. ‘isola†ion’ is enjoyable for stuffy audiophiles and casual listeners alike
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  8. 8.4 |   Earbuddy

    No need to be skeptical; Kali Uchis's debut album is THAT good
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  9. 8.3 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    Unlike the soft, almost ingénue qualities of Por Vida, Isolation fortifies itself against unwanted faces and/or forces. Uchis grew up, and in doing so, grew harder
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  10. 8.3 |   A.V. Club

    As she breaks down the triumphs and heartbreaks of real life, she deftly invokes her every musical whim—from 1970s soul to hip-hop beats that wouldn’t be out of place on a ’90s dance floor—to stunning effect
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  11. 8.0 |   Q

    Isolation showcases just what made others scramble for her number: natural pop charisma and an ability to glide effortlessly between genres. Print edition only

  12. 8.0 |   Clash

    Kali has created a lucid dreamscape where you can be whatever you want to be, self-venerated and free. ‘Isolation’ is an escapist escapade of the highest order
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  13. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Play it driving over the mountains with the top down and an ice-cold Coke on the dashboard, or poolside with a fruity cocktail for maximum effect
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  14. 8.0 |   The Independent

    Isolation represents the different facets of Uchis: the survivor, romantic and the rebel
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  15. 8.0 |   The Quietus

    With features like BIA, Jorja Smith, Reykon, Tyler The Creator and Bootsy Collins, Uchis’ debut is clearly meant to make a big impact, and her romantic-tragic persona complements it beautifully
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  16. 8.0 |   musicOMH

    This album deserves plaudits, and Kali Uchis should use this momentum to push herself onto the global stage. She’s earned it
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  17. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    She bends genres to her will rather than allowing them to absorb her identity, making for an impressive effort that will only improve as it ages
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  18. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Forward-looking but vintage-feeling, the 24-year-old artist's debut LP recalls classic Beck and Outkast
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  19. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Isolation is a record that feels rich, self-assured and deeply persona
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  20. 7.0 |   No Ripcord

    From the deliciously smoky jazz of opening track Body Language to the subtly powerful closer Killer, Isolation has all the makings of a gravitational force
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  21. 7.0 |   The 405

    Though technically not her first release, Isolation feels like the beginning of an interesting career for Uchis
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