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Heaven Before All Hell Breaks Loose

Fourth album from the Brit Award-winning soul singer Ben Drew

ADM rating[?]

6.2

Label
679
UK Release date
04/05/2018
US Release date
04/05/2018
  1. 10.0 |   The Arts Desk

    A rip-roaring 21st century pop album, and a very good one
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  2. 8.0 |   The Independent

    He amplifies a well-tested formula of meticulous, modern production with retro-sounding equipment, beneath his old-soul vocals that sing about a futuristic, almost alien landscape
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  3. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    Strong soul tracks such as Heartbeat, Grateful and Guess Again are vigorous and vindictive, a throwback to the spiky clamour of 2012’s Ill Manors OST
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  4. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    Once again he’s mostly an awkward fit in the current pop climate. Whether that’s to his advantage or disadvantage this time remains to be seen
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  5. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    There’s neither the comforting familiarity of The Defamation of Strickland Banks, nor the confrontational abrasiveness of Ill Manors. It feels as though he’s trying to split the difference between them
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  6. 6.0 |   NME

    Where his previous albums have always picked an definitive lane, this one criss-crosses styles, and not all successfully
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  7. 5.0 |   music OMH

    He delivers an LP of soulful songs with the help of songwriters who have also written for Ellie Goulding and Ed Sheeran. The result is a mixed bag
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  8. 4.0 |   The FT

    The singer/rapper continues to reinvent himself on an album with fist-clenched pop-soul, reggae and hip-hop numbers
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