Sunday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews

Tinashe

Joyride (RCA)

Sunday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews

In the shop for almost three years, Tinashe's Joyride cruises on today's pop linchpin, trap beats, and hip-hop. Along for the ride are Offset, Ty Dolla $ign, and French Montana. The 25-year-old Tinashe Kachingwe unleashes deeper, soulful vocals on her title track with velvety R&B delivery, but Joyride's 10 tracks want for any song as satisfying as Nightride's "Party Favors" or Aquarius' "2 On." Tinashe and Little Dragon on "Stuck With Me" are a laid-back, finger-snapping charm. "No Contest" is a Nineties neo-soul gem. Sadly, forced lyrics and too-on-the-nose productions (bedsprings in "Ooh La La") are a killjoy. (5pm, Miller Lite stage)

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