Solange

A Seat at the Table

2016

This album was released 114 weeks ago.

89% ±8% 15 reviews
# Song 4WIM
1 Rise
2 Weary
3 Interlude: The Glory is in You
4 Cranes in the Sky
5 Interlude: Dad Was Mad
6 Mad
7 Don't You Wait
8 Interlude: Tina Taught Me
9 Don't Touch My Hair
10 Interlude: This Moment
11 Where Do We Go
12 Interlude: For Us By Us
13 F.U.B.U.
14 Borderline (An Ode to Self Care)
15 Interlude: I Got So Much Magic, You Can Have It
16 Junie
17 Interlude: No Limits
18 Don't Wish Me Well
19 Interlude: Pedestals
20 Scales
21 Closing: The Chosen Ones
Rating Source
89% 4WIM Rating
100% PressPLAY I do.”That was the title of the essay written by Solange earlier this year following yet another incident of highlighting “otherness”.
100% NOW Toronto There’s a weariness to Solange’s album, a realization that the Black identity, stripped of its dimensionality and packaged for mainstream entertainment, has left us all looking like bad dudes to some degree in the eyes of others.
100% Renowned for Sound A Seat at the Table is by no means a diverse album, but rather a static exploration of soul and R&B music.
100% Record Collector
90% The 405 Just a few months later, over in North Carolina, Rakeyia Scott records police officers with their guns pointed at her husband, Keith Lamont Scott.
90% Exclaim! Music Interludes like "Tina Taught Me" and "Dad Was Mad" remind listeners that this story is as much about tracing Solange's roots as moving through that anger.
90% Music OMH Now, another member of the Knowles family has produced what could well turn out to be one of the most powerful albums of the year.
88% Earbuddy The mix of the personal, political, and pleasant results in an album that has maybe one or two duds and a whole lot of standouts, chief among them “Don’t Touch My Hair”.
87% Pitchfork Even though it’s been out less than a week, it already seems like a document of historical significance, not just for its formidable musical achievements but for the way it encapsulates black cultural and social history with such richness, generosity, and truth.
83% Nöjesguiden
83% Gaffa (Sweden)
80% DIY Magazine Tina Lawson, and journalist Judnick Mayard, Solange Knowles explains the meaning behind her new album’s title, her first full length collection in eight years.
80% Consequence of Sound The album itself held the same sentiment, reproducing, almost too faithfully, the sounds of Motown and ’70s soul, but Solange’s overall ambitions were clear.
80% The Guardian As Bustle pointed out, though Solange didn’t appear on sister Beyoncé’s Lemonade album, her influence is everywhere.
80% Pop Matters This is of course not a Solange lyric, but rather, it comes from her big sister Beyoncé‘s 2013 instant classic “Partition”.