Cherry hasn't necessarily gotten better with age. Rather, she remains who she's always been: a paragon of consistency wielding a timeless WYSIWYG approach that feels throwback and ahead of its time, all at once. What has changed is that the themes touched on feel a bit more personal and maternal this time out: "Across the Water," for example, briefly touches on her mother's passing and her own motherhood. After 17 odd years of making solo albums, Neneh Cherry surfaces with the force of a jab rather than an uppercut. We appreciate the contact regardless. (Smalltown Supersound)
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Let's get the obvious out of the way first: 1021 sounds like an Aaliyah record. The airy vocals, the ambient bounce, the undeniable nowness ...
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The sombre samba melody, resolute percussion, and words of resilient optimism heard in the opening verses of Tudo Está Dito set the tone for...