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  • Summary: The debut full-length studio release for the Virginia artist features guest appearances from BIA, Bootsy Collins, Steve Lacy, Reykon, Jorja Smith and Tyler, The Creator as well as production from BadBadNotGood, Gorillaz, Greg Kurstin, Kevin Parker, Dave Sitek, and Thundercat.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. 100
    Miraculously, it feels in no way forced: it’s a joy to witness her glide into any genre and totally own it.
  2. 91
    On Isolation, she never sounds trapped in another era; she sounds free and inventive. And with nary a dud to be found among its 15 tracks, Isolation deserves a spot in the dance pop and neo-soul pantheons.
  3. 83
    Uchis’s voice possesses a bit of that wooden Winehouse timbre, but it comes out the same way Uchis does everything else, leisurely. Its slight lilt sometimes puts her out of tune, yet the imperfections play very much into Isolation’s outsider status.
  4. Q Magazine
    Apr 4, 2018
    80
    Isolation showcases just what made others scramble for her number: natural pop charisma and an ability to glide effortlessly between genres. [May 2018, p.113]
  5. Apr 11, 2018
    80
    Isolation works because Uchis displays impeccable command over her voice and her style. She bends genres to her will rather than allowing them to absorb her identity, making for an impressive effort that will only improve as it ages.
  6. Apr 6, 2018
    80
    There’s enough variety and sheer pop power here to merit the hype, and more.
  7. Apr 19, 2018
    70
    Her debut is in fact very well crafted despite wearing a lot of influences on its shining sleeves. It succeeds though in combining those influences into a very enjoyable album that mixes retro and contemporary genres.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 57
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 57
  3. Negative: 1 out of 57
  1. Apr 6, 2018
    10
    Uchis' latest release is almost comedic in sheer quality and cohesion of sound
  2. Apr 6, 2018
    10
    Kali logró superarse con esta obra maestra del R&B poniendo en alto a su Colombia y dando un ejemplo de como realmente HACER BUENA MUSICA.
  3. Apr 12, 2018
    10
    All album so good and fantastic, one the best´s albums of the year sure.
    I hope you will be nominated for a Grammy
  4. May 29, 2018
    10
    Um dos melhores álbuns de 2018 até agora, voz, sonoridade, tudo no ponto certo. Mal posso esperar para ver ao vivo!
  5. Apr 11, 2018
    9
    'Isolation' can really do no wrong. Every single song fits into this giant puzzle, and although some songs aren't as prevalent in my memory as'Isolation' can really do no wrong. Every single song fits into this giant puzzle, and although some songs aren't as prevalent in my memory as others, each song is unique and fresh with every listen. I'm so happy with this release, and so happy to see Uchis getting the recognition deserved. I'd recommend anyone to give this a few listens, this record is worth it.

    Essentials: Miami, Tyrant, Dead To Me, After The Storm

    Visit popfection.net for a full review and other music recommendations!
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  6. Apr 6, 2018
    9
    Her growth from Drunken Babble has finally reached the climax and an album like this indicates that this climax will be long lasting. TheHer growth from Drunken Babble has finally reached the climax and an album like this indicates that this climax will be long lasting. The production is extremely polished along with all of the song lyrics. Uchis relates to everyone while abandoning cliche song destinations and corny played out phrases. This type of debut album is the type of album that would top discographies and she hit the mark on her first try. Uchis might just be a legend in the making only time will tell. This album will obviously end up on so many year end lists and it's well deserved for a great artist who's been underrated for so many years. Expand
  7. May 29, 2018
    0
    Nothing new or remarkable, a bland attempt to achieve more success in the charts, but not cohesive, dull, boring, a step back in her game.

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