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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: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 0 out of 15
  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. Apr 4, 2018
    92
    For an album that’s 15 tracks to be this consistently good is a rarity, an anomaly, and an artistic triumph that should place it on every Best Of list at the end of the year.
  3. 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.
  4. Apr 5, 2018
    80
    Thundercat, Damon Albarn, Tame Impala's Kevin Parker, and a slew of Kendrick Lamar collaborators (Sounwave, Steve Lacy, Badbadnotgood) all make contributions, but the vibe is hers alone. ... Uchis is a woman on the verge, willing to share her vertiginous thrills and spills. Thank her later.
  5. Apr 9, 2018
    80
    Kali has created a lucid dreamscape where you can be whatever you want to be, self-venerated and free. Isolation is an escapist escapade of the highest order.
  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: 47 out of 48
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 48
  3. Negative: 1 out of 48
  1. Apr 6, 2018
    10
    Uchis' latest release is almost comedic in sheer quality and cohesion of sound
  2. Apr 6, 2018
    10
    A strong debut that shows not only Uchis's amazing songwritting skills but also her vocal abilities and how she can make a 15-track album goA strong debut that shows not only Uchis's amazing songwritting skills but also her vocal abilities and how she can make a 15-track album go by so seamless and effortless. Expand
  3. Apr 12, 2018
    10
    There is no track one would skip in Isolation. Great first album by Kali Uchis. Wouldn't have expected anything less from her.
  4. Apr 7, 2018
    10
    This is one of my favorite R&B albums of all time so far. Thank you Kali for this amazing work.
  5. Apr 8, 2018
    9
    already one of the best albums of 2018 and beats a hell of a lot of the albums released in 2017. kali outdid herself - it's cohesive yetalready one of the best albums of 2018 and beats a hell of a lot of the albums released in 2017. kali outdid herself - it's cohesive yet surprising in the best ways. Expand
  6. Apr 6, 2018
    9
    a very consistent and good album, the production is phenomenal with a very fresh r&b
  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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