The GOAT

Polo G - The GOAT
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2020 Ratings: #168 / 710
User Score
Based on 362 ratings
2020 Ratings: #731
Liked by 9 people
May 15, 2020 / Release Date
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Columbia / Label
Trap Rap / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

83
Consequence of Sound

Polo’s previous album, Die a Legend, was meticulously crafted but unrousably lethargic; all the beats sounded hungover. The Goat has more pep in its step.

82
HipHopDX

You have to admire Polo G’s confidence in never settling for less than G.O.A.T. status. THE GOAT backs his self-proclamation by leaning into vulnerability and pain, revealing more about his past hardships in the streets and how those demons affect his life now.

80
Earmilk

Now that he's solidified himself as a major talent, he proves that you cannot call yourself "The GOAT" without using your platform to inspire others to want or do better.

80
AllMusic

The Goat is full of daring approaches, intense performances, and skillfully constructed songs. Its best tracks give a sense that Polo G, already a captivating talent, is capable of even greater things.

77
Pitchfork

The Chicago rapper’s follow-up to his riveting debut LP argues for him as an adaptable and unmissable talent, an unlikely star in a new major-label system.

70
The Needle Drop

Polo G's thoughtful songwriting makes up for some questionable production choices on The GOAT.

AZIZ
78
Y'all are all wrong.
davyd
50
Great contender for worst cover of the year
BradTasteMusic
71
Okay so... this dude is set apart lyrically and melodically. he has a very simple flow, which rarely changes... but damn the lyrics are so far ahead of many many many trap contemporaries.

Polo G isn’t afraid to be open, allowing for a very passionate and compelling performance. Idk how much stay power this style has, but this guy has the gift. The trap stories on here are entertaining, and usually have a true emotional lesson to them.

Anyways this thing really slaps, and I like it a lot
JeremiahMurphy
80
At times this album can be repetitive & plain but lyrically ... my god.

After hearing Die a Legend last year from a friend recommendation I was honestly anticipating to see where he would go from there. While that album did have a couple of misses in the tracklist , Polo G delivered with a really good conscious trap project that really had me excited for the future of his career. Tracks like Battle Cry, BST & last strike were all just great songs & I still find Pop out to be a bop ... read more
NickBrick
49
Im having trouble seeing the appeal of the guy here. He has an interesting sound but it just sounds so boring.
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Track List

  1. Don't Believe The Hype
  2. Heartless (feat. Mustard)
  3. Martin & Gina
  4. Flex (feat. Juice WRLD)
  5. Go Stupid (feat. Mike WiLL Made-It)
  6. 21
  7. 33
  8. I Know
  9. Beautiful Pain (Losin My Mind)
  10. No Matter What
  11. Be Something (feat. Lil Baby)
  12. Relentless
  13. DND
  14. Chinatown
  15. Trials & Tribulations
  16. Wishing For A Hero (feat. BJ the Chicago Kid)
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Added on: May 5, 2020