AOTY 2018
Denzel Curry - TA13OO
83
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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.
AZIZ
90
Subject to change.

The Preamble:
I'm Hyped. SUMO and PERCS were the only singles I heard off the album and they were 🔥🔥🔥. I avoided CLOUT COBAIN and I didn't listen to the album in acts. I don't know what the point of that shit is. Seemed so gimmicky. The album is here, and here's what I think.

The Review:
This project is phenomenal, easily Denzel's best project yet. He might be a southern version of Kendrick, this album is going to fuck up the game. Straight 🔥🔥🔥, beginning ... read more
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.
PreeMo
87
He didn't just do that...HE DIDN'T JUST DO THAT!!.......seems like he did it...

Track ratings:

LIGHT...

TABOO: 5/5
BLACK BALLOONS: 4.5/5
CASH MANIAC: 4/5
SUMO: 3.5/5

GREY...

SUPER SAIYAN SUPERMAN: 4/5
SWITCH IT UP: 4/5
MAD I GOT IT: 4.5/5
SIRENS: 5/5
CLOUT COBAIN: 4/5 (kinda grew on me; didn't like it at first)

DARK...

THE BLACKEST BALLOON: 3.5/5
PERCS: 5/5
VENGEANCE: 5/5
BLACK METAL TERRORIST: 4.5/5

SCORE:...56.5/65...87/100...
ThrowBackG
94
RADARADARADARADA
NEVA GIV A FUK 13OUT A DOLLA
JoaoSantos
88
This is my favorite trap album ever. It’s fun, cohesive, the production is great, the hooks are fantastic, it’s just a hell of an album.

Favorite Tracks: TABOO | TA13OO, BLACK BALOONS | 13LACK 13ALOONZ, CASH MANIAC | CAZH MAN1AC, SWITCH IT UP | ZWITCH 1T UP, THE BLACKEST BALOON | THE 13LACKEZT 13ALOON, PERCS | PERCZ, VENGEANCE | VENGEANGE, BLACK METAL TERRORIST | 1 3 M T

Least Favorite Tracks: SUPER SAIYAN SUPERMAN | ZUPER ZA1YAN ZUPERMAN, MAD I GOT IT | MAD 1 GOT 1T
zachthesnack
92
Was not expecting this to be SO DAMN GOOD

Edit: Percs is probably gonna be the rap song of the year for me

Edit2: SOOOOOO MUCH BETTER WITH TIME
Z.Younk
81
Been waiting on his mainstream debut since 2012 and he did not disappoint. I showed his stuff to some Costa Rican teens in 2013 when I was down there filming a doc, hopefully they're still w it, bumping this record rn.
FearFlour
80
Ready for the JPEGMAFIA track to wreck my whole shit.

UPDATE: The JPEGMAFIA track wrecked my whole shit.
lucental
83
act 3 really bumps hard in the honda civic my nathans
Wolf
83
Despite it's hazy concept, "TA13OO" mashes Denzel's strengths with A1 production to create what will most likely be 2018's finest hip-hop record.
Farlov
80
wow, i actually loved a trap rap album. I am so proud of myself
dlspslb
87
Holy shit, i remember being really skeptical going into this. I was not really into trap rap until i heard this project. Denzel is a really talented rapper with a lot of potential. Good production and i love his energy. BEST SOUNDCLOUD RAPPER I'VE EVER HEARD|13EST ZOUNDCLOUD RAPPER 1'VE EVER HEARD

Best tracks: BLACK BALLOONS|13LACK 13ALLOONS, SUMO|ZUMO, SWITCH IT UP|ZW1TCH 1T UP, CLOUT COBAIN|CLOUT CO13A1N, THE BLACKEST BALLOON|THE 13LACKEZT 13ALLOON, PERCS|PERCZ, VENGEANCE|VENGEANCE
Worst ... read more
snucus
NR
este album é ganda fixe meu
liammenzies
78
An album that I was sort of mixed on when it came to my first few initial listens, Denzel Curry’s Taboo is something that’s only gone to grow on me with subsequent revisits: both Curry’s delivery, demeanour and lack of decorum in addition to the sinister, shady production lead to an album that I found myself unsettled by but at the same time utterly thrilled by. Admittedly I feel a few lines could have been cut as something like Sirens feels undercut by half-baked quips and I ... read more
TheRootBoy
84
With three concepts attached to TA13OO you'll sit through an experience. The themes each bleed into each other almost effortlessly with Denzel's writing. He delivers full throttle on singles like CLOUT CO13BA1N and 13LACK 13ALLOONZ with each contrasting evenly between one another. These two singles in mention are far removed from the majority of Denzel's track record in terms of composition and style. I was hoping to hear more from Denzel embracing this newer sound, but that wasn't entirely the ... read more
zeyadreda
81
WHAT A GREAT RECORD 1Z TH1Z, 1'M ZO HAPPY W1TH 1T, ONE OF MY FAV. H1PHOP RECORDZ OF THE YEAR, 1 CAN'T DEC1DE MY FAV. TRACK, 13UT 1 TH1NK 1'D CHOOZE FROM, PERCZ OR TA13OO OR Z1RENZ, THE REZT ZT1LL AWEZOME ZO, THE ONLY TRACKZ THAT I DON'T GO THROUGH ARE CAZH MAN1AC & ZUPER ZA1YAN ZUPERMAN.
AWEZOME AWEZOME RECORD.
COULD 13E THE H1PHOP RECORD OF THE YEAR FOR ME!.
LepardRyan
80
Took all of my expectations from Imperial (great album) and far surpassed it. This shit slaps in the sedan holy moly
65
"That's me at my lowest, no Peter Griffin"
"Drop mo' Crack than eggs on easter"
"Talkin' slick like it's oil speakin"

o no

BEST TRACKS: Sumo, Sirens, Percs, Vengeance, Black Metal Terrorist
WORST TRACKS: Cash Maniac, Super Saiyan Superman, Switch it Up, The Blackest Balloon
RakkSmells
89
I kinda want to rank these tracks best to worst, but Brad Taste in Music has already done that so we're pretty much gonna be sharing opinions lol.

Anyway here's my review: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

fav tracks: TA1300, 13LACK 13ALLOONZ, CAZH MAN1AC, ZW1TCH 1T UP, MAD 1 GOT 1T, Z1RENZ, CLOUT CO13AIN (EASILY BEST TRACK), PERCZ, VENGEANCE, 13MT
least favourites: ZUPER ZA1YAN ZUPERMAN
Plats
94
NOT ONLY DOEZ DENZEL CURRY 13EAT H1Z PEERZ TO THE GROUND, HE COMPLETLY DEMOLIZHEZ THEM! W1TH DARK PRODUCT1ON, GREAT, CYN1CAL ZOC1AL COMMENTARY AND ZOL1D PERFORMANCEZ, “TA13OO” 1Z ONE OF THE 13EZT TRAP RAP AL13UMZ TO DATE!

FAV TRACKS | FAV TRACKZ: PERCS | PERCZ, CLOUT COBAIN | CLOUT CO13A1N, BLACK BALLOONS | 13LACK 13ALLOONZ, TABOO | TA13OO, SIRENS | Z1RENZ, SWITCH IT UP | ZWITCH 1T UP, THE BLACKEST BALLOON | THE 13LACKEZT 13ALLOON, BLACK METAL TERRORIST | 13 M T, VENGEANCE | ... read more
EraX
95
With "TA13OO", Denzel Curry proves that he deserves to be the hottest name in hip hop right now.

Favorite track: VENGEANCE

Least favorite track: THE BLACKEST BALLOON
KIDWITHGUNs
93
POWERHOUSE | P0WERH0UZE

MAAAAAAAAN, This album just has what I want, some of the catchiest hooks we've received this year.
Solid production all around. Just banger, after banger had a lot of fun with this one

Best | 13EST : SWITCH IT UP | ZWITCH 1T UP

Weakest | WEAKEZT : SUMO | ZUMO
MasterCrackfox
83
This is likely the meanest, hardest rap album that has been released up to this point in the year and may not be toppled over. The album teases with the sounds familiar to trap music, but largely have more substance and concise flow than other albums within the genre. When Curry plays with his sound and mixes in more experimental and soulful elements is when this album shines the brightest, however, without taking away from the harder hitting tracks.

Favorite track: SWITCH IT UP

Update: this ... read more
Sleezus
90
I've listened to this album so many times now and every time it's an absolutely wonderful experience. Denzel has such a unique voice with wonderful beats and good and sometimes funny delivery.
Brendo
100
The entire thing is so damn catchy and Denzel's delivery is off the charts.
kingo
85
Apart from some inconsistencies when pairing track contexts with the Acts they fall under, this is a triumph for Denzel. A superb display of ability and flexibility, strong production across the bar and memorable hooks on almost every track. Surely an AOTY contender.
Inglume
90
This is easily one of the best, if not best trap rap records I`ve ever heard.
thomasuic
85
Denzel Curry with an experimental Trap recorded very much needed for the genre. Never a banger experimental rap album been this good since Atrocity Exhibition.
Midline
93
Holy big fuck. This is a major improvement from the already great Imperial. I was really pumped for this album but it really surpassed what I expected from him. Curry is so honed in with pinpoint production that perfectly balances bangers and the conscious side of rap. Everything hits real hard and real quick, from killer features to a slick sense of inspiration. This is easliy the best rap record of the year and one of the best records of the year in general.
suicidepoetry
90
finish em zel

holy shit he finished them
YehiaSeyam
84
HOLY ZH1T TH1Z MAN D1D 1T AGA1N W1TH THAT F1RE AZZ ALBUM EAZ1LY AOTY CONTENDER MAN DENZEL 1Z ON ANOTHER LEVEL
L1KE 1 WAZ EXPECT1NG F1RE BUT HOLY ZH1T NOT THAT F1RE
papadave
90
A dark and sometimes ethereal trap album, Denzel Curry has propelled himself into an element all of his own. Curry here has taken the strong flow heard on his last projects, and presented it to us with increased song writing skills and a strengthened lyricism. I really have few complaints here. This is a dope trap album, and easily one of my favorites of the year.

Favorite Tracks:
TABOO, SUPER SAIYAN SUPERMAN, SIRENS, PERCS, and VENGEANCE

Least Favorite Track:
SUMO
Rasheedgames
85
TA13OO is hands down Denzel Curry's best work yet. His previous album was one that I personally enjoyed but this one definitely tops it. The structuring of the album is carefully thought out and nicely structured. Denzel Curry manages to be able to go from making an absolute banger to making a serious song that is softer and covers more intense subject matter. I can appreciate the work that he put into this album and it feels like he dedicated himself more than he ever has to any other ... read more
95
At first, listen I didn't really enjoy this album that much and thought it was really overhyped but my opinions have changed so much since then. The album is split into 3 acts which are light, grey and dark. My only problem with the concept is that some of the songs didn't really flow well with the acts like sumo on act 1. Apart from that, the album was fantastic and Denzel's lyricism was on point.
jacksample
92
the 3 acts thing is ok. Otherwise all the music on this is great. I love the dark production and Curry's constant hard hitting delivery. Curry goes outside of his comfort zone on a few songs here, but I think it pays off for him.
BruhMan
89
FAV: TA13OO, 13LACK 13ALLOONZ, CAZH MAN1AC, ZUMO, ZUPER ZA1YAN ZUPERMAN, MAD 1 GOT IT, Z1RENZ, CLOUT CO13A1N, THE 13LACKEZT 13ALLOONZ, PERCZ, VENGEANCE & 13LACK METAL TERRORIST

LEAST: ZWITCH 1T UP
PipePanic
89
God damn. Not only has Denzel delved deeper into his own physche on this record, but he's done so in a way that not only connects all parts of his crazy, wacked out personality it the process. It's a demanding listen, hopping from dark topic to dark topic. It might not be an easy listen, but it's a listen that some may need in 2018. Also it's got bangers for days.

Favorite Jams: MAD I GOT IT, BLACK METAL TERRORIST, VENGEANCE
ryanreviews
81
Denzel Curry returns for his highly anticipated follow up album and it is great. The album is split into three acts called light, grey, and dark. Light starts out the album with layed back vibe and southern flavored hip hop. Grey is a heavily SoundCloud rap inspired section with hard hitting earworm hooks and great lyricism. Dark finishes out the album with pounding hardcore hip hop beats and Denzel as aggressive as he’s ever been. Overall, this is an incredible album which shows ... read more
92
TA13OO stands out amongst a pretty bad year for rap music. This is by far Denzel's best work and his ability to blend his style of rap in with the mainstream rap is astonishing.
AvgLizardHead
85
This album is just so catchy and well written. I love some of the one-liners from Denzel and his flows are incredible. I've been listening to this album on repeat for the last few days and it just keeps getting better and better. This is some of the better production I've heard from a hip-hop album ever.

Fav Tracks: SWITCH IT UP | ZWITCH 1T UP, PERCS | PERCZ, TABOO | TA13OO, SIRENS | Z1RENZ, CLOUT COBAIN | CLOUT CO13A1N, VEGEANCE | VENGEANCE, BLACK BALLOONS | 13LACK 13ALLOONS, THE BLACKEST ... read more
Henny
85
This album has the most replay value of 2018, even though i don't think TABOO lived up to Imperial. I think Denzel's career is heading the right direction.
Atrocityblubber
87
i perfer imperial more but this is a dope album to
Shikaze
100
The best rap album from 2018 for me. Still got some new albums to release, but this one until now is the best.
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