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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: 54 out of 55
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 55
  3. Negative: 1 out of 55
  1. Apr 6, 2018
    10
    Uchis' latest release is almost comedic in sheer quality and cohesion of sound
  2. Apr 6, 2018
    10
    My girl Kali did that the album is amazing :) thanks Kali for doing this for me i love you girl
  3. Apr 13, 2018
    10
    I randomly downloaded this album and listened to it in full while riding the bus, and that was simply amazing. The album really works as aI randomly downloaded this album and listened to it in full while riding the bus, and that was simply amazing. The album really works as a whole : each sound is different yet cohesive, each track took my mind to a different place, and overall it was extremely relaxing to listen to. LOVED IT Expand
  4. Apr 6, 2018
    10
    Very good album, very chill, cohesive. The production is amazing and shows her true style very well.
  5. May 5, 2018
    9
    On her debut album, Kali Uchis' "Isolation" is something so enviable that not every artist could have. From the first to the last track, thisOn her debut album, Kali Uchis' "Isolation" is something so enviable that not every artist could have. From the first to the last track, this LP shows that latin artists are definitely more than only reggaeton music, keeping quality and virtue on every song that she does, always with so much hard work on it. With this release, we have to say: "Isolation" s everything that Lana Del Rey thinks she sounds like. Expand
  6. May 16, 2018
    9
    Instant classic and perfectly mature for a debut album. I can't totally describe my feelings toward this album even after a month ofInstant classic and perfectly mature for a debut album. I can't totally describe my feelings toward this album even after a month of listening! Kali Uchis is a really strong woman who can make her own style despite the presence of so many solid collaborators. The use of Spanish in several songs really support its ambience. 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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