Unknown Memory

Yung Lean - Unknown Memory
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2014 Ratings: #911 / 1012
User Score
Based on 337 ratings
2014 Ratings: #279
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CRITIC REVIEWS

75
The 405
Yung Lean isn't a caricature, he exists as yet another example of a millennial who represents the DIY, internet generation.
75
The Line of Best Fit
He embodies duality, irony, boredom and excess and has clearly taped into something.
70
Tiny Mix Tapes

Unknown Memory also taps into something novel; it’s an innocent, wide-eyed take on the amalgamation of A$AP Rocky and Travi$ Scott — the aesthetic aggregators — that seeks to comprehend, not to exploit.

70
NME
On his debut LP, the 18-year-old is ready to be taken seriously.
67
Consequence of Sound

Unknown Memory is a completely different beast than Unknown Death 2002, much less reliant on references and immature humor, and far more contemplative and atmospheric.

60
FACT Magazine

In its sepia daydreams of rap-game notoriety and unimaginable wealth, Unknown Memory stands remote – sad boys in a pack of their own.

36
Pitchfork
Yung Lean isn’t bringing anything new to rap; instead, he’s making cheap copies of his actual role models, and in doing so he removes the humanity of the rappers he’s imitating, creating unwitting caricatures of those artists and not much more.
BGL13
70

this is very atmospheric and dreamy for a cloud rap album which can really make it beautiful. there are also more exciting tracks like “ghosttown” and “monster” this can get a little repetitive at times but overall it’s really good

faves: sunrise angel, yoshi city, ghosttown, monster, leanworld
least faves: ice cold smoke, volt, sandman

Pio
85

such a clear starting point for the entirety of the cloud rap genre, fuck this album is good

BleachOnMyShirt
100

Ok, hear me out...

90

very good 👍

ChimpChomper
80

Very solid feature from Travis Scott and overall a very fun cloud rap project

5ifthave
60

overrated

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Added on: September 24, 2014