10 Songs, 51 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Dave Longstreth isn’t the first artist to turn soured romance into art. There’s an extra sting to this break-up record though: his ex is former bandmate Amber Coffman and the absence of her soothing vocals haunts hurting opener “Keep Your Name”. Longstreth’s honesty and emotion is striking but his artful pop and R&B is prettiest when recalling happier times over glimmering keys and strings (“Little Bubble”), and on “Cool Your Heart”’s glitchy reggae (co-penned with Solange).

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Dave Longstreth isn’t the first artist to turn soured romance into art. There’s an extra sting to this break-up record though: his ex is former bandmate Amber Coffman and the absence of her soothing vocals haunts hurting opener “Keep Your Name”. Longstreth’s honesty and emotion is striking but his artful pop and R&B is prettiest when recalling happier times over glimmering keys and strings (“Little Bubble”), and on “Cool Your Heart”’s glitchy reggae (co-penned with Solange).

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
40 Ratings
40 Ratings
blahblah8 ,

Band on the run

Dirty Projectors' (well, David at least) self-titled seventh studio album is a heavy change of pace in favor an alt-R&B styling...an over bloated party David has arrived late to. Over produced and rather dull, the organic quirkiness and charming character brought to DP's last few releases by his now ex-band mates is sorely missing here. Nearly fifty minutes of pure David is a strain to get through.

B.Dick ,

Please remove from Indie channel Apple Music!

I hate this music. It keeps coming up over and over on Apple Music, like Pearl Jam in the 90's on radio.

It's not that good, please cycle something better apple.

Cocteau twins fan ,

Different but great!

Dirty Projectors finds itself to be a solo project this time around and the end result is a bit more difficult to swallow at first but it certainly grows on you. The first great release of the year!

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