Making Time (album)

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Making Time
Studio album by
Released6 November 2015 (2015-11-06)
Genre
Length41:08
LabelPolydor
Jamie Woon chronology
Mirrorwriting
(2011)
Making Time
(2015)
Singles from Making Time
  1. "Sharpness"
    Released: 21 August 2015
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic71/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Clash8/10[3]
Drowned in Sound6/10[4]
The Guardian4/5 stars[5]
NME3/5 stars[6]
Pitchfork7.4/10[7]

Making Time is the second studio album by British singer Jamie Woon. It was released on 6 November 2015 through Polydor Records. It was preceded by the single "Sharpness" on 21 August 2015. Making Time was nominated for the 2016 Mercury Prize.

Critical reception[edit]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, Making Time received an average score of 71% based on 12 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[1]

Britt Julious of Pitchfork gave the album a 7.4 out of 10, describing it as "a testament to the strength of traditional music composition: simple guitars, slinky bass lines, and sophisticated songwriting."[7] Lanre Bakare of The Guardian gave the album 4 stars out of 5, writing, "Woon might have been expected to return with a dancefloor-focused second album, but instead he's taken the soul road, and it sounds like a brilliant statement of intent."[5]

NPR named it one of the "Top 10 Slept-On R&B Albums of 2015".[8]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Message"4:29
2."Movement"5:12
3."Sharpness" (featuring Robin Hannibal)3:27
4."Celebration" (featuring Willy Mason)4:50
5."Lament" (featuring Royce Wood Junior)3:37
6."Forgiven"3:21
7."Little Wonder"3:07
8."Thunder"3:12
9."Skin"3:01
10."Dedication"6:52

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Making Time by Jamie Woon". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  2. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Jamie Woon - Making Time". AllMusic. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  3. ^ Rivers, Joe (2 November 2015). "Jamie Woon - Making Time". Clash. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  4. ^ Sharpe, Christopher T. (1 December 2015). "Jamie Woon - Making Time". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  5. ^ a b Bakare, Lanre (5 November 2015). "Jamie Woon: Making Time review – excellent, soul-styled second album". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  6. ^ Cottingham, Chris (4 November 2015). "Jamie Woon – 'Making Time'". NME. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  7. ^ a b Julious, Britt (17 November 2015). "Jamie Woon: Making Time". Pitchfork. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  8. ^ Fitzgerald, Kiana; Carter, Bobby (23 December 2015). "Top 10 Slept-On R&B Albums Of 2015". NPR. Retrieved 7 January 2017.

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