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Sol-Angel And The Hadley St. Dreams by Solange

Solange

Sol-Angel And The Hadley St. Dreams

Release Date: Aug 26, 2008

Genre(s): R&B, Soul

Record label: Geffen

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Sol-Angel And The Hadley St. Dreams

Very Good, Based on 2 Critics

AllMusic - 80
Based on rating 8/10

Solo Star, Solange's debut, lacked character. Not without a small clutch of memorable songs, much of it was nonetheless generic, containing little to separate it from the average R&B album fronted by an up-and-coming performer. Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams, released five years later, is an entirely different affair -- fun, silly, slightly eccentric and, most importantly, fearless.

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The Guardian - 60
Based on rating 3/5

Solange Knowles's self-penned blurb makes exhausting reading. At 22, she can point to parallel careers in singing, acting, songwriting and modelling for sister Beyoncé's clothing line. But when it comes to star quality, only one family member has it, and it's not Solange. The long-delayed follow-up to her 2003 debut Solo Star, Sol-Angel is savvy R&B with a gloss you can check your reflection in, but it falls short of what she intended: to make the record Dusty Springfield or Minnie Riperton would have made, were they around in 2008.

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