YSIV

Logic - YSIV
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2018 Ratings: #557 / 876
User Score
Based on 739 ratings
2018 Ratings: #763
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
The Young Folks
Although it is the last entry in the Young Sinatra series, Logic was able it off with an album that soars over many of his earlier albums. Between the excellent production, technical ability, and lyrical subject matter, Logic was able to craft a solid piece of work that cements him as one of rap’s current heavyweights.
80
HipHopDX

Overall, Bobby has bars for days — and days — and as a consistent top to bottom play, YSIV has vibrant energy.

80
XXL

YSIV is a cloying album, which features Logic pointing at an amorphous idea of the past, but avoids adding anything artistically transformative to his worship of it.

80
Exclaim!

This is Logic at his best: making music that makes him happy. His comfort zone is infectious. If YSIV doesn't sell you on Logic, nothing will.

80
Highsnobiety

Blemishes aside, YSIV is a wondrous body of work that succeeds largely because it puts Logic’s obsession with thematic content on the back burner.

70
AllMusic

In a way, with all its emphasis on over-achievement and a continuous supply of re-recounted autobiographical content, YSIV can be as mind-numbing as the mumble rap Logic rails against, but the proficiency and fervor are indisputable.

60
Rolling Stone

Though there’s a few overlong, bloated gestures here, the core of YSIV is a superstar making no-nonsense rap with an inspirational message.

55
Pitchfork

Over some dusty boom-bap, the undoubtedly talented Logic spends just way too much time trying to forcibly cement his place in hip-hop history.

50
The Needle Drop

Logic is, as always, well-intentioned and likable on YSIV, but his music remains middle-of-the-road.

fakeplasticrose
NR

Haven't heard the album yet but I just came here to say that damn I thought it was anthony fantano on the cover.

AZIZ
70

This album is kind of a return to form. The intro was a bad way to start the album, I was turned off by the cheesy RattPack shit which was just voicemail of his fans (but nice Nujabes shoutout). The songs that followed were good but nothing special as well. I didn't get wowed until "Wu-Tang Forever". Jesus. But then we are subject to "Ordinary Day" which was corny as shit. "YSIV" is the other great song on this album and what I wanted on this album, the Mac Miller ... read more

RakkSmells
55

I'll be honest, I actually quite enjoy some of the stuff on this album. YSIV shows him returning to his Young Sinatra roots; well by that the production just has a more boom-bap style; and while it doesn't transform the sound much or show a lot of artistic progression from that era it still succeeds at having some great production, nice flows, the occasional introspective verses and Legacy, one of my all-time favourite tracks from Logic. However, the album does suffer from being way too long ... read more

jdotdeedot
72

It's a step up from the last project but it could be better. I've recently listened to ys1 and holy crap is it much better than this fourth installment. Logic isn't nearly as hungry here as he was then which make sense considering the different stage of his career he's in now compared to then. Which probably means a new installment in this series probably wasn't a good idea.

ToThePoint
82

A great album.

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Added on: August 29, 2018