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Denzel Curry - TA13OO
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2018 Ratings: #114 / 706
User Score
Based on 844 ratings
2018 Ratings: #4
July 27, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Loma Vista / Label
Hip Hop, Trap Rap / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
HipHopDX

Curry has constructed a project that plays to the sonic structures of the era without sacrificing meaningful content in doing so. TA13OO is the culmination of his promise and talent, resulting in Curry’s magnum opus.

84
Sputnikmusic

Realistically, Ta13oo is extremely satisfying from a consumption standpoint. It’s everything I’d want from a rap album this year.

80
The Needle Drop

TA13OO's three-act concept could have used some fleshing out, but the music at the core is easily Denzel Curry's best yet.

80
AllMusic

With this additional substance and strategic guest contributions, Curry is elevated on TA13OO -- despite this deep dive into despair and darkness -- hinting at more insight on future efforts.

77
Pitchfork

The South Florida rapper carves out his own lane within the genre known as SoundCloud rap, displaying considerable versatility as he channels the pain and confusion of youth.

70
Highsnobiety
To call it psychedelic is a cliché, but the album is a multi-part, constantly-moving, collection of harsh emotions with a funky twist that works, even if the final leg slows down the momentum a tad.
Cyd
82
This is exactly what a rapper like Denzel needed to make.

I think this puts him as the greatest ’SoundCloud rapper’ for me above X.
BuffaloStaple
64
This album just doesn't have the bite I thought it would, he kinda played it safe here to me. The last 3 tracks are the top 3 imo, there were also many bad lines on this album, most of the beats are pretty dime a dozen too. Denzel's consistently sticky hooks and incredibly cut throat and untamed performances are what carried this thing for me, outside of that I can't say this has fulfilled me like I wanted it to.
nemgax
88
SHIT BANGS | ZH1T 13ANGZ
BradTasteMusic
89
So like... I have had this album on repeat for the last 4 hours. I didn’t really like Imperial for the lack of strong hooks, but TA13OO manages to surpass expectations with extremely dark production, catchy hooks, ear wormy melodies... it’s just overall incredibly solid front to back.
Jaronmeister
83
It's peak trap, boiii

Yeah, this is definitely what I'll make my future grandchildren listen to if they ever ask me about the cultural phenomenon that will have been trap rap.
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MISC LISTS

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Track List

  1. TABOO l TA13OO
  2. BLACK BALLOONS l 13LACK 13ALLOONZ (feat. Twelve'len & GoldLink)
  3. CASH MANIAC l CAZH MAN1AC (feat. Nyyjerya)
  4. SUMO l ZUMO
  5. SUPER SAIYAN SUPERMAN l ZUPER ZA1YAN ZUPERMAN
  6. SWITCH IT UP l ZWITCH 1T UP
  7. MAD I GOT IT l MAD 1 GOT 1T
  8. SIRENS l Z1RENZ (feat. J.I.D)
  9. CLOUT COBAIN l CLOUT CO13A1N
  10. THE BLACKEST BALLOON l THE 13LACKEZT 13ALLOON
  11. PERCS l PERCZ
  12. VENGEANCE l VENGEANCE (feat. JPEGMAFIA & ZillaKami)
  13. BLACK METAL TERRORIST l 13 M T
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Added on: July 12, 2018