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Rosie Lowe


Second album from the Devon-born soul / R&B artist was produced by The Invisible's Dave Okumu

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  1. 9.0 |   Clash

    A swagger drenched, masterful treatise from a woman with a new perspective, new weapons, and the confidence to use them. Careful now
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  2. 8.0 |   Mojo

    This is warm, analogue-smudged R&B that blossoms with repeated plays. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    It’s hard to imagine many records that could follow-up the one-two punch of ‘Birdsong’ and ‘Pharaoh’ unhurt
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  4. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    A collection that conjures an appealing mood but won’t fade into the background this time
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  5. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Taken as a whole, YU is a wonderful record. Okumu and Lowe are a dream partnership, and along with the rest of London’s modern soul players present on YU and hiding amongst other projects, have way more to give us over the next few years
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  6. 7.1 |   Pitchfork

    The smoky-voiced R&B multi-instrumentalist charts the ups and downs of a relationship with the help of guests like Jay Electronica and Floating Points
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  7. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    Lowe has made a statement by developing inward musings into grooves that reach toward new audiences, the heart at the centre of her work audibly beating
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  8. 7.0 |   The Music

    A richly atmospheric experience
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  9. 6.0 |   Q

    A set that swirls around subtly dislocated rhythms and tastefully funky riffs. Print edition only

  10. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    There’s a hushed stillness to the way Lowe’s words glide over the stripped-down, becalmed grooves, before gentle soul gives way to more uptempo beats and sentiments. With that template, it’s a varied mix
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