Fka Twigs / Magdalene
Album: Magdalene   Collection:General
Artist:Fka Twigs   Added:Dec 2019
Label:Young Turks  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2020-01-29 Pull Date: 2020-05-13
Week Ending: Mar 8 Mar 1 Feb 23 Feb 16 Feb 9 Feb 2
Airplays: 1 3 4 4 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 11, 2024: Pest Control
Home With You
4. Oct 26, 2021: I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants
Sad Day
2. Dec 02, 2023: Music Casserole
Thousand Eyes
5. Oct 10, 2021: Alien Hour
Thousand Eyes, Holy Terrain (Feat. Future)
3. Dec 04, 2021: Music Casserole
Thousand Eyes
6. Oct 10, 2021: Alien Hour
Home With You

Album Review
Reviewed 2019-12-23
Masterful, neo-baroque, futuristic R&B. The second full-length from 31-year-old Tahliah Debrett Barnett (FKA Twigs), a former backup dancer and teenage wizkid producer known for her Avant-garde, experimental approach. With this sophomore full-length, FKA Twigs explores themes of heartbreak and hope in her characteristically flawless operatic vocals, alongside haunting, heavily-textured electronic beats. Self-produced, with assistance from Nicholas Jaar and Oneohtrix Point Never (and also Skrillex and Benny Blanco although it sounds anything but mainstream). An amazing release, perfect for KZSU.

FCC: 7,8
TRY: 5,3,4,9
RIYL: Acra, DAWN, Grimes, Kelela, ANOHNI

(1.) (5:01) Fragile operatic vocals juxtaposed against resonating, rumbling percussion. Glitchy experimental breakdown with snippets of piano. Amazing emotional depth (2.) (3:45) Sparse, futuristic piano ballad with an amazing choppy electronic backbone and masterful orchestral swells (*3.) (4:16) Wistful love song with gorgeous vocals and a sophisticated IDM beat (*4.) (4:03) (FCC) Bouncy cyborg trap beat. Future finally makes it into the A-File(!) and contributes some top-notch verses. What a time to be alive (*5.) (5:21) Twinkle piano intro. Grand, majestic falsetto vocals over an airy beat. Incredible(6.) (3:59) Chaotic clamoring beat with pitched up vocal samples (7.) (4:33) (FCC) Cascading percussion, shimmering synth lines and emotional R&B vocals (8.) (4:31) (FCC) Slow eerie soundbed of synth and manipulated strings. Gorgeous breathy vocals (*9.) (3:24) Sweeping, emotional ballad

Track Listing
1. Thousand Eyes   5. Mary Magdalene
2. Home With You   6. Fallen Alien
3. Sad Day   7. Mirrored Heart
4. Holy Terrain (Feat. Future)   8. Daybed
  9. Cellophane