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78
HipHopDX
His spiritual inspirations, self-inflicted grief (and yes, even the deadly coronavirus), all live in harmony on his latest release.
71
Pitchfork
The Atlanta icon releases another hour of music rendering tortured hedonism with painterly detail, meticulous production, and melancholy melody.
70
Exclaim!

Pretty much the only complaint is that, similar to all of his releases since the infamous EVOL, it delivers and lives up to the hype, but it doesn't build and surpass his previous work.

70
Rolling Stone

High Off Life is Future at his most optimistic, as the man from Pluto decides to send out a positive message.

70
AllMusic
With so many tracks, there's something for every mood and listener, a lengthy collection of familiar sounds punctuated with just enough choice cuts to keep it interesting.
67
Entertainment Weekly

His capacity for career reinvention should be boundless, but the familiarity and fan-friendliness of High Off Life put such big creative decisions off for another time.

60
NME

Despite its glimpses of greatness ... this album revisits too many of the rapper’s trademark themes to truly make good on his jubilant pre-release promises.

60
Beats Per Minute

For the man who elevated devastated depravity into his own art form, it can’t help but feel a bit disappointing to watch him continue to coast.

60
The Young Folks

At face value, High Off Life is a by-the-numbers Future release. There’s still something for everybody, even if the album isn’t as condensed as it should’ve been. If he wasn’t chasing streams, we could be talking about a typical mixtape classic from one of our trap gods. But instead, much like in the case of his lifestyle, Future continues to chase the excess.

40
The Telegraph

Rap has been around for four decades now, and you might have hoped it would have evolved beyond this kind of backwards, deeply misogynist, abusively macho, greed- and status-obsessed posturing.

30
The Needle Drop

High Off Life finds Future running on the fumes of the style he helped popularize several years ago.

Doublez
73

If Future is clearly one of the most influential rappers of the last 10 years and one of the men with an impressive (albeit worrying) record of alimony payments, the artist is in the process of building himself a musical heritage that will leave a colossal legacy.

While it seemed to be in decline on his previous project, where a lack of inspiration could be pointed out, which is logical after having occupied the dominant seats in the rap game for many years, High Off Life is unquestionably a ... read more

shenalg01
71

Everyone open your bible of misogyny and turn to the book of Future Chapter 1 Verses 1-3. "From the streets did she emerge and to the street she will return. And I say unto you, 'She is for the streets'. So be not weary when she must return from whence she came."

All jokes aside this album is banging rn. Harlem Shake goes off. Pluto is back brothers, delivering as usual. Life is so good.

TreyLikesBands
30

I’m going to put as much effort in this review as Future did on “High Off Life.”

Color: Grey
FAV TRACKS: Trapped in the Sun, All Bad, 100 Shooters
LEAST FAV: all except fav!

JaeTrim
72

High highs, low lows.

tentoir
50

this album is such a slog, even by future's standards

TehSniper_143
45

Y’know, I was praying that HNDRXX would stay as Futures worst album, and sadly that isn’t the case, cause of how “High Off Life” is so bloated. This is the most bloated album in futures catalog, honestly in all of trap music! It does have some good moments here and there, like “Trapped in the Sun” and “Accepting My Flaws”, however those songs are just buried in meaningless filler that is some of the most boring trap rap imaginable. Also, the ... read more

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Added on: April 8, 2020