2014 Forest Hills Drive

J. Cole - 2014 Forest Hills Drive
Critic Score
Based on 17 reviews
2014 Ratings: #676 / 964
User Score
2014 Ratings: #192
Liked by 28 people
December 9, 2014 / Release Date
LP / Format
Dreamville, Roc Nation, Columbia / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

69
Pitchfork
With his third album, the North Carolina rapper J. Cole is certain he’s made his classic; he’ll tell you as much partway through the 15-minute credit roll “Note to Self”. In its quest to canonize, the record eschews both singles and guests: It’s a bold move, and where it floats, it soars, but it flops gloriously when it doesn’t.
thomasny18
50
This is the reason why people still to this day compare Cole to Kendrick

This is why people think he's one of the best

He managed to go platinum with no features

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Ok ok, I'll actually speak on it for a bit, however I'm also very much aware that this is one of them albums where at this point the reason why it could be loved or disliked have been pretty much defined.

I think J. Cole is a rapper that in areas ticks the boxes of what you're "supposed" to do as ... read more
exception
52
j cole is the #1 most overrated rapper by far. nothing unique or special is here, its boring and faux-emotional. if youre looking for conscious hip hop or something with meaning, seriously look elsewhere.
BradTasteMusic
66
J cole is the most overrated rapper out there right now. Like seriously. Luckily I loved this album before learning about his cancerous fanbase. I watched the documentary and loved it, and overall I really like this album. It is just a feel good album
This is more of a lofi hip hop album. It is soooo good in the background.
Everyone tries to form this as a great concept album but let’s be real there is not strong central idea here. You won’t fool me into thinking there is. The ... read more
zachthesnack
85
Imma need my shirt back
MarkCooper
NR
J Cole's wise production decisions will always be overshadowed by his ridiculously ham-fisted lyrics and flows
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#4/Complex

Track List

  1. Intro
  2. January 28th
  3. Wet Dreamz
  4. '03 Adolescence
  5. A Tale Of 2 Citiez
  6. Fire Squad
  7. St. Tropez
  8. G.O.M.D.
  9. No Role Modelz
  10. Hello
  11. Apparently
  12. Love Yourz
  13. Note To Self
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Added on: December 3, 2014