Album Review: Goldlink – And After That, We Didn’t Talk

What’s up internet, got around to listen to Goldlink’s Soulection project. Let me tell you this: It caught me off guard… Here are my thoughts on “And After that, We Didn’t Talk”:

Goldlink is a rapper signed to the eclectic record label SOULECTION (which I absolutely love) and this project was his debut release. Being signed to the Soulection label gave him the opportunity to work with a host of immensely talented producers (including tuk20 favourite Tom Misch). It resulted in some very nice production on this album, cultivating a contemporary, soulful and jazzy sound. The vocal performances however, leave much to be desired.

For some reason god knows why, Goldlink decided to sing on 90% of the tracks on this record. Goldlink has quite the unique voice that adds character to his rapping, but that does NOT make him a good singer (he does know how to do runs, I’ll give him that). His vocals are just flat and straight up boring. It completely ruins the album and the lovely production. On the few tracks he actually does rap (like “New Black”) it just sounds SO MUCH BETTER. Such a shame… Oh, and the interludes/skits make no sense whatsoever. (Facepalm)

Fav track: New Black

Score: 4/10

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