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Ventriloquism is the 12th studio album from Meshell Ndegeocello, released on March 16, 2018. The album covers eleven R&B and pop tracks originally recorded in the 1980s and 1990s. It was nominated for Best Urban Contemporary Album at the 2018 Grammy Awards.

Ventriloquism
Ndegeocello Ventriloquism.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 16, 2018 (2018-03-16)
Genre
Length53:34
LabelNaïve
Meshell Ndegeocello chronology
Comet, Come to Me
(2014)
Ventriloquism
(2018)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic80/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Exclaim!7/10[3]
Financial Times4/5 stars[4]
The Guardian3/5 stars[5]
The Independent4/5 stars[6]
Mojo4/5 stars[7]
Pitchfork7.8/10[8]
PopMatters8/10[9]
Slant Magazine4/5 stars[10]
The Times4/5 stars[11]

A portion of the profits of the album will go to the ACLU.[12]

Contents

Track listingEdit

ChartsEdit

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[13] 86
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[14] 62

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ventriloquism by Meshell Ndegeocello". Metacritic. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  2. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Ventriloquism – Meshell Ndegeocello". AllMusic. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  3. ^ Harmony, A. (12 March 2018). "Meshell Ndegeocello: Ventriloquism". Exclaim!. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  4. ^ Hunter-Tilney, Ludovic (16 March 2018). "Meshell Ndegeocello: Ventriloquism — 'impressive covers'". Financial Times. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  5. ^ Andrews, Charlotte Richardson (16 March 2018). "Meshell Ndegeocello: Ventriloquism review – timeless, lustrous take on 90s R&B". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  6. ^ Gill, Andy (15 March 2018). "Album reviews: Creep Show, Yo La Tengo, The Magic Gang and more". The Independent. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  7. ^ Bungey, John (May 2018). "Meshell Ndegeocello: Ventriloquism". Mojo (294): 98.
  8. ^ Nelson, Brad (17 March 2018). "Meshell Ndegeocello: Ventriloquism". Pitchfork. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  9. ^ Pontecorvo, Adriane (16 March 2018). "Meshell Ndegeocello's 'Ventriloquism' Shows She Can Play Any Song and Stay True to Herself". PopMatters. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  10. ^ Hurst, Josh (2 March 2018). "Meshell Ndegeocello: Ventriloquism". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  11. ^ Hodgkinson, Will (16 March 2018). "Pop review: Meshell Ndegeocello: Ventriloquism". The Times. Retrieved 9 February 2019.
  12. ^ "Meshell Ndegeocello Announces Covers Album Listen to Tender Love". Broadway World. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  13. ^ "Ultratop.be – Meshell Ndegéocello – Ventriloquism" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  14. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Meshell Ndegéocello – Ventriloquism". Hung Medien. Retrieved March 28, 2018.

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