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Angel's Pulse

Blood Orange

Angel's Pulse

Mixtape from Dev Hynes the multi-faceted singer-songwriter and producer behind Lightspeed Champion and Test Icicles

ADM rating[?]

6.6

Label
Domino
UK Release date
12/07/2019
US Release date
12/07/2019
  1. 8.0 |   Clash

    The first four tracks and ‘Take It Back’ are some of his strongest so far. It’s a gratifying epilogue to last year’s effort. He’s clearly sitting on a lot of good stuff, which we’ll have to hear soon
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  2. 8.0 |   Northern Transmission

    At times hopeful, restless, cathartic and bewildering, with Angel Pulse Blood Orange has created a worthy epilogue to Negro Swan and a record that stands perfectly in it’s time not only in format but content
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  3. 8.0 |   Pitchfork

    Dev Hynes’ new mixtape feels light and loose, a pre-production sketchbook presented as a charmingly finished product with the help of several key guests
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  4. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    More than pointing the way forward, Angel's Pulse seems to be closing the door on this phase of Hynes' creative journey. No mere addendum, it lives up to the high bar set by Hynes, while giving us a small, but significant, glimpse into his process
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  5. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    How do you navigate the personal murk of every day, or in the political climate that hates you? Blood Orange's Angel's Pulse is a "mixtape" that sounds like how it might feel to live underwater
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  6. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    Dev Hynes’ new mixtape contains a flood of musical influences – from shoegaze to dancehall and found sound – and is only occasionally self-indulgent
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  7. 6.0 |   The Observer

    This is a lounge-y mixtape that drifts comfortably within Hynes’s beautiful sonic realm
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  8. 4.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    This is Hynes’ song-diary, filled to the margins with prototypes he might fashion into hits one day
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