AOTY 2017
dyelir
dyelir
SZA
CTRL
87
Dec 7
Grimes
Visions
88
Nov 30

Recent Reviews

Dec 10, 2017
69
Remember the last Young Money collective album? No, not the 2010 one, the 2014 one. Yeah, in terms of rap collective albums this is somewhere between that and Cruel Summer. Way too many forgettable tracks on here. Cut this album in a curated half and it would be a solid album. The irony is, the tracklist actually needs quality control.
Dec 8, 2017*
94
This is the best version of the new Tyler. Since his debut in 2009, he's trickled in more Stevie Wonder keyboards and singing as opposed to post-ironic lyrics meant for controversy and guttural rapping. With 911/Mr. Lonely, it feels like Tyler's finally come into his own.
Dec 8, 2017
73
Big Sean does what he's supposed to do here - show up. Metro Boomin has been such an undervalued producer in the music industry -no Grammy nom for POTY?- and at album length he can provide enough interesting backdrops, ambience and percussive movements to make even the lamest rapper (like Nav in Perfect Timing for example) sound hard. This is up there with Dark Sky Paradise in terms of Big Sean's best project but only because of the producer behind him, not the rapper himself.
Dec 7, 2017
87
As the album goes on, you wonder when the left-winged r&b sound or lyrical content will break form - and it never does. SZA sticks to her special view of modern love, full of lyrics like "I moved on for the better, you moved on to whoever", and "Why you bother me when you know you don't want me, why you bother me when you know you got a woman?" that are instantly tweet-able. All over CTRL, SZA is constantly switching between her desires and wise firsthand observations.
Dec 1, 2017
40
Rolling Stone continues to fuck up by being classic rock-centric and classic rock band-centric. Their views on music revolve around toxic white taste.
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Rating Distribution
90-99
 
60

80-89
 
103

70-79
 
54

60-69
 
30

50-59
 
20

40-49
 
16

30-39
 
13

20-29
 
10

10-19
 
8

0-9
 
8


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