AOTY 2020
Quelle Chris - Guns
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2019 Ratings: #250 / 758
User Score
Based on 690 ratings
2019 Ratings: #48
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
AllMusic

Hopefully the powerful Guns will prove to be Chris' breakthrough, since it's easily his best, most enjoyable work.

80
The Needle Drop

Despite some structural shortcomings, Guns is a great work of politically-charged jazz rap.

80
HipHopDX

Quelle doesn’t waste a bar throughout, packing thought into just about everything he says. The scope of the album is impressive, but the artist responsible proves to be more than up to the task, doing his job and then some on one of 2019’s heavier albums thus far.

77
Pitchfork

On Guns, Chris doesn’t just explore gun usage, he examines how words, fear and skin color are weaponized, and how one’s community can dictate their relationship to firearms.

70
Exclaim!

While this is an album with no shortage of ambition, and one that will certainly make demands on its listeners, their patience will certainly be rewarded by the multitudes that Quelle brings forth on Guns.

YungNoodle
88
everyone can get it like obamacare
AZIZ
84
This album really did it for me. I finally understand the appeal.
Atrocityblubber
91
It's gonna be a great year for rap
MasterCrackfox
82
Quelle Chris steps out from the project between himself and Jean Grae from last year and really shines on his own. Where that project incorporated some really interesting sonic beats, this album overall is far more toned down and incorporates more piano elements throughout. However, when some of the really hard hitting tracks come on you get the sense that Chris is capable of just about anything on this record. The lyricism still pursues some of that wit Chris is really successful at doling ... read more
smallpeeble
91
faves:

1. spray and pray
2. guns
3. color of the day
4. mind ya business
5. obamacare
6. you, me & nobody else
7. wyrm
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Track List

  1. Spray and Pray
  2. Guns
  3. Color of the Day
  4. Mind Ya Bidness
  5. It's the Law (Farewell Goodbye Addio, Uncle Tom) [feat. U.G.L.Y. Boy Modeling]
  6. Wild Minks (feat. Mach Hommy)
  7. Box of Wheaties (feat. Denmark Vessey, Maurese & Ronnie “Hands” Palmolive)
  8. PSA Drugfest 2003 (Sleeveless Minks)
  9. Sunday Mass (feat. Bilal Salaam)
  10. Straight Shot (feat. Cavalier, Bilal Salaam, Eldar Djangirov & James Acaster)
  11. Obamacare
  12. You, Me & Nobody Else (feat. Jean Grae & Jonathan Hoard)
  13. Wyrm
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Added on: February 13, 2019