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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the New York-based alternative R&B artist features production from Clams Casino, Paul Epworth, and Katie Gately.
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  • Record Label: Secretly Canadian
  • Genre(s): Pop, Electronic, R&B, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Electronic, Alternative R&B, Left-Field Pop
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
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  1. Jun 11, 2018
    100
    soil is an extraordinary album, triumphing seemingly without making any artistic concessions.
  2. Jun 11, 2018
    100
    The album is a visionary statement of arrival, a potent and singular masterpiece that exposes the deepest chambers of a fiercely beating heart with a singular purity of focus. It's a mesmerizing journey of self-actualization in an era when constant connection makes that all the more difficult. After soil, Wise's reach seems infinite.
  3. Jun 14, 2018
    81
    With soil, serpentwithfeet deeply engages with the complex membranes between the self and a loved one, the self and the world. Few albums attempt this much nuance in articulating love; Wise’s success in his ambitions feels like a gift.
  4. Jun 11, 2018
    80
    Soil captures a passionate, complex artist coming into his own.
  5. Jun 13, 2018
    80
    serpentwithfeet is not a project that deals in restraint, but it's the mix of melodrama and newfound control that makes soil a great record.
  6. Jun 11, 2018
    80
    The music here is richer, dense rhythms and surprising samples wrapped into sensuous tracks detailing love and loss.
  7. Jun 11, 2018
    70
    As a songwriter, the former choirboy pulls melodic influence from traditional gospel music à la Kanye West, Chance the Rapper and others. A fan of Dvorak, Kirk Franklin, Brandy and Björk, the artist, born Josiah Wise, sings love songs that resemble hymns like "Cherubim," on which he lets loose a flood of emotions as helicopter drones compliment his distended vocals.

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