YSIV

Logic - YSIV
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2018 Ratings: #532 / 722
User Score
Based on 242 ratings
2018 Ratings: #785
September 28, 2018 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

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.

GIZ
71
nice black and white album cover
AZIZ
60
Before The Album:
I just want Logic to rap again. I don't want anything referencing the fact that he's biracial. Just give me some dope rhymes.

The Review:
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 ... read more
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.
Cyd
68
Honestly Logic hasn't made anything that I've really enjoyed since Under Pressure almost 4 years ago. So going into this I wasn't expecting anything more than his last two projects (BT2 and Everybody) which were really really bad imo.

But this is actually good. It starts off pretty slow with the opening three tracks being super mediocre and one actually featuring Logic’s fanbase, the RattPack. I imagine it’d be dope to hear yourself on that song so props to Logic for doing that ... read more
PcPowerUp
NR
ayy it's pretty good
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Track List

  1. Thank You (feat. Lucy Rose & The RattPack)
  2. Everybody Dies
  3. The Return
  4. The Glorious Five
  5. One Day (feat. Ryan Tedder)
  6. Wu Tang Forever (feat. Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, RZA, Method Man, Inspectah Deck, Cappadonna, Jackpot Scotty Wotty, U-God, Masta Killa & GZA)
  7. 100 Miles and Running (feat. Wale & John Lindahl)
  8. Ordinary Day (feat. Hailee Steinfeld)
  9. YSIV
  10. Street Dreams II
  11. The Adventures of Stoney Bob (feat. Kajo, Slaydro & Big Lenbo)
  12. Legacy
  13. ICONIC (feat. Jaden Smith)
  14. Last Call
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