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Everyone Is Freaking Out About Solange’s New Album “A Seat At The Table”


Solange’s first offering since 2012’s EP True dropped today, and critics haven’t been stingy with superlatives when describing the rush of listening to the album.

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The Guardian calls A Seat at the Table “a stately, sprawling celebration of black identity” that displays an “artful, keening single-mindedness.” Mashable gushed that “her ethereal voice demands attention and space that we must grant her in order to collectively move forward, even just a bit.” NPR hailed the work as “a floating melange of R&B, bold in its quiet and understated sounds, bolder in its message.”

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Solange herself describes the work as “a project on identity, empowerment, independence, grief, and healing.”

Fans have been taking to Twitter all morning to praise the surprise release:

Have you given the album a spin yet? What are your first impressions? Weigh in in the comments below.