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Kadhja Bonet


Self-produced second album of R&B / soul / jazz from the Los Angeles-based multi-instrumentalist

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  1. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    Childqueen demands patience and a receptive ear to pick up on the care and detail Bonet has taken in crafting every moment
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  2. 8.5 |   The Quietus

    The whole of Childqueen was written, sung, played, produced and mixed by Bonet; she’s quite a force of nature. Or rather - with her ability to shape-shift from alien to deity to illustrious soul singer – she is a force of supernature
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  3. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Childqueen sees Kadhja Bonet speak about freedom but also demonstrates it with her wonderful instrumental skill and effortless vocal power to take listeners to their own dreamy places
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  4. 8.0 |   The 405

    The future is female, the power is matriarchal, and this is our sanctified book of hymns, put together through centuries of stubborn resistance and perpetual beatitude
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  5. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Kadhja Bonet carefully chooses how much of her the world can know. In doing so, she remains weightless, an artist ephemeral, even as her genre-resistant music makes a serious sonic impact
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  6. 8.0 |   Mojo

    A record out of time, and, in terms of quality, out of this world. Print edition only

  7. 8.0 |   Q

    Through its trippy ballads and spacey funk, Childqueen is quite a sonic journey. Print edition only

  8. 7.7 |   Earbuddy

    Kadhja Bonet's sophomore album makes it okay to drool
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  9. 7.7 |   Pitchfork

    Singer summons the confidence and exuberance of childhood on an immersive sophomore album
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  10. 7.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    If her cinematic soundscape and remedial harmonies are anything to go by, I suggest packing a bag and grabbing your passport
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  11. 6.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    It’s more like unearthing a lost soul classic than a genuinely new release
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