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85
Pitchfork

The Atlanta rapper’s official debut is an album that works almost completely from its own lunatic script. It is a perversely infectious sugar high, rap that fundamentally recalibrates the brain’s reward centers.

80
Tiny Mix Tapes
Like its predecessor, it’s an album of party records; these are songs that will be played ad infinitum at functions until the hooks, the breaks, and, of course, the bass are burned into the brain of every attendee.
80
Highsnobiety

At some point, there will surely come a time when we’ll expect Playboi Carti to demonstrate a measurable artistic evolution. But part of the thrill in listening to Die Lit is that Carti is still producing innovative, inventive hip-hop unmoored by expectations from his very first set of tools. Who knows what worlds will come next.

76
Sputnikmusic

Playboi Carti crafts a cloudy, effervescent piece of rap workmanship, chock full of moody pleasures.

70
The Needle Drop

Playboi Carti's debut album is intoxicating in its simplicity.

70
Spectrum Culture

While the borders of his music expand, Carti only truly invests in what works best for him now, and he continues to persist impressively while sticking to such a singular direction.

60
Exclaim!

Thanks to the lack of coherence or variety though, nothing on Die Lit really sticks. It's fun enough but, save for a few keepers, has the lifespan of a mayfly. Rock to it for the summer and forget most of it by September.

60
HipHopDX
Although gauging Carti’s pen game overlooks the reason for his music’s existence, his songwriting (for lack of an eloquent description) is pretty terrible.
50
AllMusic
Like Rae Sremmurd and Migos, these big-bass trap anthems owe much to their club-friendly vibe, but offer little in terms of substance or lasting impact.
Atrocityblubber
100

Stfu

BradTasteMusic
90

expect my score to nose dive when my medication wears off

Edit: this is the dumbest album I have ever heard in my entire life. I cannot stop smiling. Someone come save me

Edit Edit: okay fine I’m dropping my 100 down to an 83. Still a fantastic and fun album but not a perfect one

MySoftBulletin
100

this album makes me want to give birth

Edit: The songs here are simply captivating and utterly enthralling. With the blood-pumping intro to the anxiety induced closer there is not a wasted second here. Die Lit is a near masterpiece and perhaps even one of the greatest Trap Rap albums of the entire decade. The album pushes the boundaries as to what is expected from Trap music. The genius use of minimalism and repetitive melodies creates a sort of experience that is indescribable. ... read more

90

Catchy as hell, the production is some of the best I have ever heard and it's just super enjoyable.
Top 3 songs:
1. Long Time
2. Lean 4 Real
3. R.I.P

Lugga02
88

Nevermind this way too good to be true

jimzo
81

but thats ok, cause we in luv

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Track List

1Long Time
3:31
91
2R.I.P.
3:12
93
3Lean 4 Real
2:57
feat. Skepta
89
4Old Money
2:15
79
5Love Hurts
3:00
83
6Shoota
2:33
91
7Right Now
3:27
83
8Poke It Out
4:29
82
9Home (KOD)
2:42
78
10Fell in Luv
3:26
86
11Foreign
2:22
82
12Pull Up
3:36
78
13Mileage
2:29
84
14FlatBed Freestyle
3:13
86
15No Time
3:39
feat. Gunna
82
16Middle of the Summer
2:17
79
17Choppa Won't Miss
3:37
87
18R.I.P. Fredo
2:41
85
19Top
2:13
77
Total Length: 57 minutes
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Added on: May 11, 2018