YSIV

Logic - YSIV
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2018 Ratings: #563 / 760
User Score
Based on 442 ratings
2018 Ratings: #1015
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September 28, 2018 / Release Date
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Def Jam / Label
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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.

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.
RakkSmells
67
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
dyelir
32
If y'all really start the "Logic fell off" mess.... he was never on. He was never good. His praise came from being white passing and sounding white and being "lyrical" ("lyrical" here meaning, well his beats don't sound good so we're forced to listen to his rapping). His lyrical content is neoliberal as can be and he can't really seem to grasp macro-level problems that don't concern him so let's see hmmm.. he's bad in every way and always has been.
PreeMo
63
This album felt...somewhat odd...or at least the listening experience itself...

Logic recreated an aesthetic which worked in the past - according to the veterans within his fanbase...but it feels wrong...YSIV reflects something which Logic left in the past; he simply isn't the young boy who rides the mixtape wave with nice samples and nostalgic beats just for the sake of showing his skills...at least not anymore...

It's a bit like the situation we had around the time were Weeknd dropped his ... read more
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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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Added on: August 29, 2018