On Kaleidoscope Dream, Miguel carves out a middle ground between the pop R&B of Trey Songz and the debauched alternative R&B of The Weeknd. His interest in sex has always been there, as have the odd keyboard lines and melodies, but here he dwells on those eccentricities, suffusing himself in breathy, echoing reverb. On "Adorn," he toys with Marvin Gaye-like harmonies amid aquatic-sounding electronics, and when he teases "I wanna do you like a drug" on "Do You…," he sings it sweetly like a lullaby. Nothing else shines as brightly as those two songs, but the rest of the album is still solid, especially "Use Me," "Don't Look Back" and "Candles in the Sun," a broad protest statement about humanity's decline. More importantly, Kaleidoscope Dream feels like a creative breakthrough.
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