Neon Icon

Riff Raff - Neon Icon
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2014 Ratings: #820 / 845
User Score
Based on 52 ratings
2014 Ratings: #424
June 24, 2014 / Release Date
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Mad Decent / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
AllMusic

The ever-shifting music, the endless supply of quotables, and the wonderful mashing of indie beats, oddball lyrics, ICP theatrics, and stadium-party rap hooks beats up on the "talentless" argument hard. 

60
XXL

The final Neon Icon product is merely 15 songs picked in the hope of just one catching some crossover play. There are many opportunities on this album for that. But on the whole, it’s completely incohesive and difficult to listen to.

58
Consequence of Sound

While Neon Icon likely won’t be the push that RiFF needs into the public consciousness, it certainly won’t hurt his reputation as a VERSACE ALiEN DOiNG THiNGS LiKE NO ONE ELSE.

54
Pitchfork

Neon Icon is hardly an affront to hip-hop’s very foundation; instead, it’s an adequate, listenable rap album, and for a part-time rapper/full-time jaw-dropper, there couldn’t be a more damning outcome.

20
HipHopDX

On face value, Neon Icon is neither entertaining as sheer parody, nor a passable attempt at making a sincere Hip Hop album when judged by its merits.

snarekickblues
1
Best Track: None
Worst Track: ALL
Most Overrated Track: fart
Most Underrated Track: barf

Riff Raff is fuckin hilarious

EDIT: Had to bump this score up because this can NOT have the same score as SB2H
lemuriams
70
THE BEST TRACK - Maybe You Love Me

GOOD TRACKS - Kokayne, Versace Python, Cool It Down

BIGEST SURPRISE - Vip Pass To My Heart

Hip Hop DX wtf.
Obese_Beast
69
Musically there's nothing here but there hasn't been an album that's made me laugh this hard since based on a TRU story and even then that album doesn't even compare to Neon Icon. Even the corny tracks where I don't even think Riff Raff was trying to be funny he was funny. iNTRODUCING THE iCON was the only track with any actual flow and musicianship to it, so I guess that's cool. Just enjoy it for what it is, which is more of a comedy skit than an actual body of music.

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CxAylward
51
pretty good but needs less country tracks
peppersmith67
68
yall take hip hop way too seriously.
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#42/Passion of the Weiss
#50/Complex

MISC LISTS

#40/Stereogum (Rap)

Track List

  1. iNTRODUCING THE iCON
  2. KOKAYNE
  3. WETTER THAN TSUNAMi
  4. JODY 3 MOONS (SKIT)
  5. VERSACE PYTHON
  6. LAVA GLACiERS (ft. Childish Gambino)
  7. TiP TOE WiNG iN MY JAWWWDiNZ
  8. MAYBE YOU LOVE ME [ft. Mike Posner]
  9. AQUABERRY DOLPHiN [ft. Mac Miller]
  10. THE BLOOMiNGDALES AT WiNDSHiRE PALACE (SKIT)
  11. TiME
  12. HOW TO BE THE MAN
  13. COOL iT DOWN [ft. Dirty Projectors' Amber Coffman]
  14. ViP PASS TO MY HEART
  15. HOW TO BE THE MAN [ft. Slim Thug and Paul Wall] [Houston Remix]
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