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Debut album of soulful r&b from the Baltimore born Josiah Wise

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  1. 10.0 |   musicOMH

    It’s incredibly rare that a creative talent of this magnitude arrives at all
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  2. 10.0 |   PopMatters

    A visionary statement of arrival, a potent and singular masterpiece
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  3. 10.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

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  4. 9.0 |   Clash

    Following the critically acclaimed 2016 ‘blisters’ EP, serpentwithfeet’s first full-length sends out a message of love and appreciation, speaking directly to its listener from an intimate, inviting position
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  5. 9.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    An angelic voice, pure and unwavering
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  6. 8.3 |   Earbuddy

    An audacious debut that will take you through some scary landscapes, but don’t worry: Josiah Wise is happy you’ve come along
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  7. 8.2 |   Gig Soup

    Essential listening
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  8. 8.1 |   Pitchfork

    Taking full advantage of his voluminous, one-of-a-kind voice, experimental pop artist serpentwithfeet offers complex visions of queer love on his debut album
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  9. 8.0 |   The 405

    An album that delves into the dirt of passion, be that artistic, romantic or religious
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  10. 8.0 |   DIY

    A celebration of finally having found his feet
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  11. 8.0 |   The Observer

    A beautiful, shape-shifting debut made by a former choirboy who, tangentially, identifies as a pagan
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  12. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    Dense rhythms and surprising samples wrapped into sensuous tracks detailing love and loss
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  13. 8.0 |   All Music

    Captures a passionate, complex artist coming into his own
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  14. 8.0 |   Resident Advisor

    Not a project that deals in restraint, but it's the mix of melodrama and newfound control that makes soil a great record
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  15. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Welcome to Ableton and Heartbreak
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  16. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    A courageous effort where serpentwithfeet's bravery pays off
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  17. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    What’s terrifying and captivating about soil is that it’s clearly not the apex of Wise’s talents
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