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Room 25


Room 25

Debut self-released full-length album from the LA-Based, Chicago-born rapper / poet Fatimah Warner

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  1. 10.0 |   NME

    ‘Room 25’ is not only smartly constructed and laced with intricate subtlety – it’s laugh-out-loud funny, too
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  2. 10.0 |   A.V. Club

    Backed by smooth yet stirring R&B melodics, Noname meditates on life, death, and the longevity of love, seeming to take comfort in the temporal limitations of being human
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  3. 10.0 |   AU Review

    There is no fault that springs to mind when thinking about this project. Room 25 is a truly remarkable release, deserving of acclaim and love
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  4. 9.1 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The Chicago native releases one of the tightest hip-hop albums of the year
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  5. 9.0 |   PopMatters

    Noname's Room 25 is vintage neo-soul and future rap hand in hand; a soulful sanctuary for those turned off by the austerity of mainstream mumble rap
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  6. 9.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    As a snapshot of Fatimah Warner’s artistic individuality, Room accomplishes everything it needs to, allowing Warner to say her piece without stumbling into indulgence or, worse yet, running out of subjects to rap about
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  7. 8.6 |   Pitchfork

    A transcendent coming-of-age tale built around cosmic jazz and neo-soul, delivered by a woman deeply invested in her interiority and that of the world around her
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  8. 8.3 |   Earbuddy

    I’m not as in love with this as the majority of critics, but there’s something to the jazz-rap tendencies on here that make its thirty-five minutes feel half its runtime
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  9. 8.0 |   All Music

    Days after the album was released, she turned 27, yet she already sounds like a seasoned professional, and the immaculately crafted Room 25 is highly mature and immensely enjoyable. Simply remarkable.
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  10. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Room 25 is the finest hip-hop album in years
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  11. 8.0 |   Clash

    An album that packs gorgeous punch after punch
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  12. 7.9 |   Gig Soup

    Thanks to her earnest performance style, juggled beautifully with some of the sharpest poetry you’ll hear in rap this year, Noname is one of hip hop’s most necessary voices, and ‘Room 25’ is her dampened megaphone
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  13. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    Room 25 is the prettiest rap record to come along in months
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