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No Thank You

Little Simz

No Thank You

Fifth album of soulful hip-hop from London-rapper Simbiatu Ajikawo working with Sault’s Inflo

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Forever Living Originals / AWAL
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  1. 10.0 |   Albumism

    If her newfound artistic freedom means more output with him (and the other collaborators here), then her status as one of the best and most important artists of her generation can only go from strength to strength
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  2. 10.0 |   Dork

    Combining the best of Simz’ peerless storytelling and sonic exploration, ‘No Thank You’ is yet another triumph
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  3. 9.0 |   musicOMH

    Just months after her Mercury Prize win for Sometimes I Might Be Introvert, Simbiatu Ajikawo goes from strength to strength as one of rap’s essential voices
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  4. 9.0 |   Gigwise

    Purging everything that came before
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  5. 8.6 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    A worthy follow-up to Sometimes I Might Be Introvert, trading that album's shimmering polish and clear curation for a looser, more raw aesthetic
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  6. 8.4 |   Beats Per Minute

    This record is Little Simz’s way of offering direction and emotional support, and we can either choose to grow in our understanding alongside her or be resigned to wonder what we could have done differently
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  7. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    The inimitable Little Simz returns with her limitless, abundant growth – but this time she details the intimate exploitation in the music industry for Black artists
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  8. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Simz gives us 10 choice cuts (showcasing her brilliance and breadth) that convey the whole emoji board of riveting emotions
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  9. 8.0 |   NME

    This surprise 10-track collection is a clear-headed riposte to the fame game and the industry hangers-on trying to take a slice
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  10. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    The Mercury winner’s surprise-release album finds her going in on mental health and the music industry, in a deep collaboration with Sault’s Inflo
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  11. 7.7 |   Pitchfork

    Accolades be damned, the UK star blasts a music industry that has left her feeling drained, adding her voice to a chorus of Black British artists pushing back against the status quo
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