So It Goes

Ratking - So It Goes
Critic Score
Based on 16 reviews
2014 Ratings: #296 / 845
User Score
Based on 98 ratings
2014 Ratings: #194
April 8, 2014 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Drowned in Sound

With So It Goes, Wiki’s enabled his bandmates to rise to his level, and the confidence they ooze on this tour de force is staggering. 

80
Spin

Ratking embodies an organic nostalgia: one that feels less studious (*cough* Joey Bada$$) or trendy (*emoji eyes* A$AP), than a product of listening to a whole lot of shit growing up.

80
AllMusic

So It Goes is as pure as they come, so strap in and get ready from some rich rewards and hard truths because this one returns hip-hop to a time when it was "dangerous," and in the best, most progressive way possible.

80
Exclaim!

Over a kaleidoscope of soundscapes equally indebted to electronic, indie rock and the traditional rap blueprint, Wiki and Hak spit hasty bars telling the story of young men entrenched in the streets of New York City in the here and now. 

80
The 405

So It Goes leaves a refreshing aftertaste on the musical palette and feeds the masses a full course of east coast education.

70
NME

Ratking’s debut simultaneously sits within the lineage of NYC music, and strives to break out of it.

60
DIY

The focus occasionally drifts, and it’s hard to interpret everything that’s said, even if it’s always easy to appreciate. Taken as a whole it’s hard to digest.

TheBravesDH
69
One of those albums I've always felt like I should like more than I do. There's a handful of very good tracks like the title track, closer, energetic Canal, and especially the King Krule-assisted So Sick Stories, but so much of this just makes me feel reminiscent of inessential 90's posse cuts. It felt like a promising debut that would be refined upon future releases, but it feels like it's probably time to give up on that idea now.
barchamb13
81
Well i've rated like 105 (ish) of the pitchfork top 200 albums of the 2010s.. time to go through the rest. These guys are real fun to listen to.
HIVE
74
i tried for months to love this album convinced that there was something incredible hiding in here because of the new york aesthetic, and one day it would just click

nope
Geeza
83
Eerie, trappy, bars go hard. Why haven't they dropped anything else.
Fav Tracks: So It Goes, Snow Beach, Bug Fights
Worst Track: Remove Ya
Pmarf46
81
Such an underrated group
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Track List

  1. *
  2. Canal
  3. Snow Beach
  4. So Sick Stories (feat King Krule)
  5. Remove Ya
  6. Eat
  7. So It Goes
  8. Puerto Rican Judo (feat Wavy Spice)
  9. Protein
  10. Bug Fights
  11. Take (feat Solomon Faye)
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