AJ Tracey

AJ Tracey - AJ Tracey
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2019 Ratings: #45 / 83
User Score
Based on 53 ratings
2019 Ratings: #74
February 8, 2019 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Clash

On his self-titled debut LP, the Ladbroke Grove wordsmith is at the peak of his powers.

85
The Line of Best Fit

It’s hard to think of a debut so confident in every musical aspect since J Hus’ Common Sense. Advice: consume daily for effective mood enhancement.

80
The Guardian

What his debut album is really good at is hitting a mainstream sweet spot, coming up with music that functions as pop but feels natural and unforced.

80
The Independent

The variety and scale of ambition on this album is breathtaking. Fans will be surprised to discover Tracey sings almost as much as he raps, in pleasingly gruff tones.

80
NME

As a document of British rap’s indefinable present ... AJ Tracey’s debut is perhaps the best of the current crop; twisted, vibrant and ever-shifting, but linked with that confident voice.

70
Crack Magazine

It’s not versatility that makes this record such an emphatic one, it’s AJ’s clinical ear for melodies, samples and hooks, and the components of a song that make you want to return to it.

68
Pitchfork

The debut from grime’s rising star is a mixed bag but still peppered with hits, inviting elements of dancehall, pop, trap, and garage to the same house party.

60
The Observer

Tracey’s bouncy, sharp flow deserves better than poolside cliches, though. With the exception of Doing It, little here is straight-up grime.

40
Loud and Quiet

 It’s too odd and yet too boring, too confused yet somehow dead behind the eyes.

PeggyPomp
80
It's a really solid debut album from the west London rapper/grime mc. This may sound weird, but he's somewhat UK's A$AP Rocky for me in a way, not sonically, conceptually, stylistically, he reminds me of Rocky in the sense of him not needing to spit complex and thoughtful lyrics. Everything these two rappers say just sounds cool af, and you can't help yourself to not just like it. AJ Tracey is a self-proclaimed arrogant prick, which is always showcased within his music, but he does it with such ... read more
DalekTurret32
80
Plan B [88]
Jackpot [83]
Rina [64]
Wifey Riddim 3 [78]
Double C's [75]
Country Star [73]
Psych Out! [77]
Butterflies [83]
Necklace [56] (-)
Prada Me [65]
Ladbroke Grove [98]
Doing It [90]
Nothing But Net [98]
Horror Flick [87]
Triple S [86]

Top 5:

5. Horror Flick
4. Plan B
3. Doing It
2. Nothing But Net
1. Ladbroke Grove
KoleeKo
60
One dimensional but I see the potential
willrowe
55
A couple solid songs, but I wish it was a little bit more grime and less US-influenced pop-trap.
57
This gets old quick...Jackpot, Triple S, Ladbroke Grove and Nothin But Neta re great, Necklace, Butterflies, Prada Me, Psych Out! are boring and unwanted.
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Track List

  1. Plan B
  2. Jackpot
  3. Rina
  4. Wifey Riddim 3
  5. Double C’s
  6. Country Star
  7. Psych Out!
  8. Butterflies
  9. Necklace
  10. Prada Me
  11. Ladbroke Grove
  12. Doing It
  13. Nothing But Net
  14. Horror Flick
  15. Triple S
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