Albums to watch

Isolation

Kali Uchis

Isolation

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

ADM rating[?]

8.3

Label
Virgin EMI / Interscope
UK Release date
06/04/2018
US Release date
06/04/2018
  1. 10.0 |   NME

    The singer's vibrant debut album showcases an icon in the making
    Read Review

  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
    Read Review

  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
    Read Review

  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
    Read Review

  5. 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
    Read Review

  6. 8.5 |   Gig Soup

    Irritatingly good. ‘isola†ion’ is enjoyable for stuffy audiophiles and casual listeners alike
    Read Review

  7. 8.4 |   Earbuddy

    No need to be skeptical; Kali Uchis's debut album is THAT good
    Read Review

  8. 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
    Read Review

  9. 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
    Read Review

  10. 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

  11. 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
    Read Review

  12. 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
    Read Review

  13. 8.0 |   The Independent

    Isolation represents the different facets of Uchis: the survivor, romantic and the rebel
    Read Review

  14. 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
    Read Review

  15. 8.0 |   music OMH

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

  16. 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
    Read Review

  17. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Forward-looking but vintage-feeling, the 24-year-old artist's debut LP recalls classic Beck and Outkast
    Read Review

  18. 7.0 |   The 405

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


blog comments powered by Disqus

Watch it

Roll over video for more options

Hear it

Latest Reviews

More reviews