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Gold-Diggers Sound

Leon Bridges

Gold-Diggers Sound

Third studio album of gospel/soulful R&B from the American singer-songwriter featuring guest appearances from Robert Glasper, Ink and Terrace Martin

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  1. 9.0 |   Clash

    An effortless and easy listen thanks to the high production value, Bridges’ velvety-smooth vocals, and the strength of his songwriting, it’s set to be one of the albums of the year
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  2. 9.0 |   Northern Transmissions

    An exquisite album by a mercurial talent
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  3. 8.0 |   NME

    The star's latest offering maintains the traditional elements of old-school soul of his previous work but introduces a new, vibrant, almost luminous aesthetic
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  4. 8.0 |   DIY

    ‘Gold-Diggers Sound’ sees Leon Bridges shine brighter as a songwriter, as an artist and as a man than ever
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  5. 8.0 |   The Independent

    His nocturnal creative process is written all over the album, which is best listened to with an ice-cold beverage in hand and the lights dimmed low
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  6. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Not only is Gold-Diggers Sound the most cohesive release Bridges has put out to date, it’s also the most distinctive
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  7. 7.5 |   Paste Magazine

    Songwriter’s third LP is yet another graceful, often captivating deviation from his early retro soul path
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  8. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    Gold-Diggers Sound’s finest moments are the soft as a whisper ones. The sound of slipping into something a little more comfortable
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  9. 7.0 |   Gigwise

    Bridges has held onto pieces of his old self while giving himself a remix
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  10. 7.0 |   Pitchfork

    The Texas singer delivers a smooth, risk-averse R&B album whose nostalgic trappings aim for timelessness
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  11. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Leon Bridges continues to push his sound forward while writing love letters to his influences, further establishing himself as a rare and refreshing combination of tribute and progress
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  12. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    Like Bridges' career itself, it's smooth and collaborative, and will keeps everyone on their toes, not knowing what sound will come next
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  13. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Somewhat trite lyrics soar when Bridges breaks for the wordless, high heavens
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