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100
DIY
By confronting the bumps they’ve found in the road over the last year, Brockhampton have found a new sense of unity, and it shows that the band possess a truly special voice.
91
Consequence of Sound

Iridescence is full-to-bursting; it’s like almost eating too much food, almost drinking too much booze; it’s getting close to too much, and still asking for more.

90
The Line of Best Fit

Kevin Abstract is so often the mastermind, but on Iridescence, there’s no reliance on one member to take centre stage and in turn, some who were prone to lingering in the shadows have burst into the limelight.

90
Highsnobiety

A record about the repercussions of fame and the pressures of expectation, iridescence thwarts the opportunity to sell out at every turn, delivering a major label debut that’s boundary-breaking, frank and achingly heartfelt. Hip hop feels greater with these men in it.

88
Sputnikmusic

iridescence is the best Brockhampton album because it doesn't give a fuck what you think a Brockhampton album should sound like.

87
GIGsoup

BROCKHAMPTON's return is a harrowing exploration of fame and identity, boasting "America's Favorite Boyband" at arguably its most creative and certainly its most introspective.

82
HipHopDX

Iridescence, the first installment of their The Best Years of Our Lives trilogy, ventures into a more experimental and abrasive sound. Though they are still figuring out this new dynamic, their fourth album is a bold and thrilling ride.

80
NME

In ‘Iridescence’, Brockhampton find their own truthful rebirth. And, regrouped and renewed, they're not going anywhere.

80
Clash

'Iridescence' feels like Brockhampton have regrouped musically to create a great, if not perfect, representation and platform to build on.

80
AllMusic

Very much a product of their time, Brockhampton absorbs what they need from across genres, sharing honest confessions from their varied personal backgrounds (the most striking provided by group leader Kevin Abstract) and reflecting its mixed audience as a voice of their generation.

75
A.V. Club

That members of the self-proclaimed boy band met on a Kanye message board is extremely apparent: The group’s music is all over the place, often gloriously so.

70
Northern Transmissions
While it offers so much more ambition and creativity than something like Migos’ latest record, it also lacks the single-power to really keep you coming back.
70
The Needle Drop

The all-American boyband makes its major label debut with an album that shows emotional and creative maturation despite occasionally gimmicky production and some members getting outshined by others.

70
FLOOD Magazine

iridescence proves the American rap group—or boy band, if you ask them—have found the right balance of vulnerability and abrasive freneticism.

66
Pitchfork
The group’s fourth record is a pummeling a collection of mosh-pit conductors, crowded songs, and fleeting moments of delicacy.
FearFlour
100

EDIT 2: This might be my favorite album. Fuck. I've recently started getting more interested in making electronic by improvising live with samplers and synths. This has given me a whole different perspective on this album as it seems like the producers of Brockhampton really relish that more hands-on and immediate method of composing beats. This thing is fucking loaded to the brim with the short samples, vocal chops, and analog synth sounds you'd expect to hear at any local electronic house ... read more

BaddieBaphomet
100

There’s a significant difference in experience between fans of BROCKHAMPTON that found them after their 2017-2018 rise and fans that were there to see it as it happened, and I think the former isn’t able to truly appreciate what it was like to see these significant events happen real time. Context is always important when it comes to discussing albums, but I think there’s barely any other albums that require an understanding of the circumstances that formed an album’s ... read more

ThrowBackG
40

The amount of urban white girls and cholas I know who think they're listening to underground trap rap has me confused on how to react.

Original score: 50
As of 12/5/18: 28

Review from albums launch week: Wow that cover is ugly. Anyways, I think everyone had their concerns with this record. From Ameer to closeted projects and now their $15,000,000 major label deal with RCA. My personal concern wasn't music however. I knew (even if Ameer was around) BH would stray from what they were known for. ... read more

sonderlmao
96

The Kid A of the Brockhampton Discography

negative_nancy
0

Ripoff of the first 3

AJC_YA
100

With Ameer absent for the first time on an album, the boys still bring the same energy and don't hold back on the more personal tracks such as TONYA.

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Track List

1NEW ORLEANS
4:03
91
2THUG LIFE
2:02
82
3BERLIN
3:19
85
4SOMETHING ABOUT HIM
1:33
70
5WHERE THE CASH AT
1:54
82
6WEIGHT
4:20
90
7DISTRICT
3:31
88
8LOOPHOLE
0:53
72
9TAPE
3:29
86
10J'OUVERT
3:54
94
11HONEY
3:15
85
12VIVID
2:24
84
13SAN MARCOS
4:46
89
14TONYA
4:43
90
15FABRIC
4:37
86
Total Length: 48 minutes
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Added on: August 26, 2018