"War & Leisure" is the fourth studio album by American singer Miguel, released on December 1st, 2017, by RCA Records.
The fourth full-length studio release for the R&B singer-songwriter features guest appearances from J. Cole, Salaam Remi, Rick Ross, Travis Scott, and Kali Uchis.
At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from critics, the album received an average score of 78, based on 8 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
This new record is stuffed with killer hooks, bouncing rhythms and breezy production, with Travis Scott-featuring lead single ‘Sky Walker’ racking up more than 28 million YouTube views since August. The force is most definitely with Miguel.
Even better is sunny standout ‘Pineapple Skies’, which offers an excellent homage to a musical hero: “Don’t forget to hold on tight / While we Stevie Wonder through the night”. The languid ‘Come Through And Chill,’ featuring J. Cole, is another crisp, minimalist highlight. These are masterful pop songs constructed to sound effortless.
True, ‘War & Leisure’ lacks the obvious identity that has marked out Miguel’s previous three albums, but that’s no fault. By comparison, this is ?a compelling collection of poptastic R&B tracks made to soundtrack your night out. Kick back and listen up, because Miguel insists you have a great time in 2018.
Reviewd by Jordan Bassett for nme.com. User Comments