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89
GIGsoup
If Kanye creates a new sound, if Clipping bring the noise, if those no longer with us drop the first ever collaborative mixtape from Heaven, ‘Veteran’ will still be one of, if not the most, substantial hip hop albums of 2018, that’s how damn good it is.
80
The Needle Drop

Veteran is sure to be one of the most in-your-face, off-the-wall and creative rap projects of 2018.

77
Pitchfork
It makes for a breathless album, one that takes white-hot riffs and the most distasteful parts of our national politics, chops them up, and somehow scatters them perfectly into place.
BradTasteMusic
95

Original score: 84

This has slowly become one of my all time favorite experimental hip hop releases. It has so much under the hood, that when I first listened, a lot of it just didn’t even hit my radar. This is one of the most engaging and intriguing albums of the last decade

9V
79

Real Nega's ODB sample is the hardest thing of the year so far

luna128
96

Deeply facetious and metaphorical in both lyricism and production, Barrington DeVaughn Hendricks delivers his sophmore release in a drug-infused, contextless presentation. Typically a stoic contrarian, Veteran displays a disturbed and emotionally shattered Hendricks, and we learn that at his deepest and most personal, he's just as enigmatic as all of us. Veteran is a poetic and masterful LP akin to some of the greatest and most reveered hip-hop albums of all time.

999grlrd
90

shockers after shockers.

95

I have finally listened to Veteran after being stuck on some songs. This might be his most inconsistent newer work (compared to AMHAC and LP!), but it's undeniable that this has some of Peggy's best tracks. 1593 N Calvert for example is the first song I listened to from the man, and it instantly captivated me. Also listened to both the regular and colors version of Thug Tears. While those were great I couldn't bring myself to listen to the album. I have actually listened a bit in 2020, but felt ... read more

Synth731
90

got me into jpeg

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Added on: January 22, 2018