Care for Me
Saba - Care for Me
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2018 Ratings: #16 / 451
User Score
Based on 356 ratings
2018 Ratings: #18
April 5, 2018 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
Consequence of Sound

At 10 breezy tracks, Care for Me isn’t just a collection of songs; it’s an honest-to-god album that develops ideas at its own pace.

90
PopMatters

Although delivered as a plea, Saba's message is necessarily uplifting and therapeutic. Though everything is grey, bleak, dull around him, a care for himself and for his neighbors brings a clarity and vibrancy enough to enjoy the present and fight for a better future.

88
HipHopDX

With Care For Me, Saba accomplished his objective by making an album that can endure for years to come. His higher aspirations won’t afford him the visibility of the rappers acting out for attention, but projects like Care For Me should put him into the discussions of his generation’s best Hip Hop artists.

87
Pitchfork

The grief-stricken Chicago rapper’s latest is a marvel of craft, musicality, and emotion. Through Saba’s inner turmoil, he finds his most powerful and diaristic storytelling.

83
A.V. Club

There’s an introspective urgency to Saba’s songs, like they’re the only thing keeping the 23-year-old from succumbing to the systemic and social madness that surrounds him on Chicago’s West Side, and that rawness has only expanded on sophomore effort Care For Me.

83
GIGsoup
'CARE FOR ME' is that rare album that delights with a discernible, pervasive aesthetic.
80
Exclaim!
Saba confronts his life by writing every thought possible, storytelling to let listeners be aware that he struggles too, possibly with things he can't seem to escape from. His honesty and melodic, calming choruses and singing are for those who want to hear something real.
65
Under The Radar

The mood of Care For Me never transcends beyond the distraught-but-defeated, the loneliest state for anyone to find themselves in, with no hope of getting out into the light again. With that being said, it is an impressive feat for Saba to have created this mood so convincingly, albeit seemingly unintentional.

Apr 6, 2018*
BuffaloStaple
81
LIFE is hard

edit: just to clarify i'm talking about the song, actual life is fine lol
Apr 15, 2018
dyelir
85
If only more rappers would understand 10 songs for an album is preferred as opposed to the bloated, twice-as-long albums like Views and Culture II.
Apr 5, 2018*
MySoftBulletin
83
this is great and everything but how dare he rhym venusaur with penis

Edit: I find myself going back to this quite a lot, might end up being one of my favourites of the year
Aug 8, 2018
AZIZ
54
So damn boring.
Aug 3, 2018
NR
Saba tells a personal tale of his battles with depression, anxiety, and coping with the loss of a major influence in his life. Almost every tracks a standout and it's honestly one of the most compelling and emotional projects of 2018
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Track List
  1. BUSY / SIRENS (feat. theMIND)
  2. BROKEN GIRLS
  3. LIFE
  4. CALLIGRAPHY
  5. FIGHTER (feat. Kaina)
  6. SMILE
  7. LOGOUT (feat. Chance the Rapper)
  8. GREY
  9. PROM / KING
  10. HEAVEN ALL AROUND ME
Contributions By
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Added on: March 15, 2018