Ella Mai

Ella Mai

Ella Mai

Debut full-length album from the London-born, New York-based R&B singer-songwriter

ADM rating[?]

6.6

Label
Polydor
UK Release date
12/10/2018
US Release date
12/10/2018
  1. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    It’s the full-bodied and fiery tunes Dangerous and Shot Clock that shine through
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  2. 8.0 |   NME

    The DJ Mustard protégé proves she’s more than worth the hype on an impossibly confident R&B debut
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  3. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    Nothing groundbreaking, but a good modern soul album that draws on specific touchpoints — late '90 to early '00s R&B filtered by way of trap-minded beats — curated to today's audience
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  4. 7.0 |   Clash

    History making UK vocalist shares her debut album
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  5. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    Ella Mai's self-titled debut album tries to do too much, but succeeds regardless. When the sky is the limit, can you really blame an artist for throwing everything at the wall and seeing what sticks?
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  6. 6.6 |   Pitchfork

    The perfectly fine debut from the London R&B singer offers a grip of retro, snappy jams without sounding like a pastiche
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  7. 6.0 |   No Ripcord

    Mai is a confident performer who can tackle her debut's metronomic tempos with much aplomb, but there's a lack of authorship throughout that leaves a sense of disjointedness
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  8. 6.0 |   The Observer

    A decent debut, then, but with Mai’s rich voice you can’t help feeling that it could have been stratospheric. Instead, it fails to innovate, and all feels a little beige
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  9. 6.0 |   Evening Standard

    It’s time to appreciate this valuable export in her home town
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  10. 6.0 |   Rolling Stone

    If the arrangements sometimes sound automated, Mai is adept enough as a singer to enliven them
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