Jaime was met with positive reviews from critics noted at review aggregator Metacritic. This release received a weighted average score of 88 out of 100, based on 19 reviews. Steven Hyden of Uproxx has praised the album for its differences from Howard's previous work and genre-bending mix of funk, jazz, and hip-hop. In Rolling Stone, Jon Dolan gave the album four out of five stars, highlighting the Southern culture elements of the lyrics and summing up that her lyrics in "Georgia" make a "strikingly bold moment on a record that's full of them". Pitchfork awarded Jaime the distinction of "Best New Music", with Sheldon Pearce scoring the album an 8. 6 out of 10 and describing it as a "thrilling opus that pushes the boundaries of voice, sound, and soul to new extremes". The Guardian's Ben Beaumont-Thomas gave the release four out of five stars, calling it "emotionally as well as musically varied" and finishing by stating that solo projects "are rarely as beautiful as they are here". In Under the Radar, Celine Teo-Blockey gave the album 7. 5 out of 10, calling her cross-genre experimentation "stunning results". Editors at AllMusic Guide gave the release four out of five stars with reviewer Stephen Thomas Erlewine writing the album has high repeat listening value, calling "subsequent spins. . . profound and nourishing".