Limbo

Aminé - Limbo
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2020 Ratings: #419 / 492
User Score
Based on 434 ratings
2020 Ratings: #249
Liked by 26 people
August 7, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Republic / Label
Pop Rap, Trap Rap / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

84
Paste

Although this light-hearted nature dominated Good For You in its entirety, Limbo takes more of an existential turn as Aminé earnestly wonders what comes after that initial rush of success.

75
Pitchfork
On his new album, the Portland rapper rediscovers the appealing lightness that made him famous.
70
Slant Magazine
The album proves that he can keep pace with his contemporaries while drawing on the history of the genre in ways many of today’s innovators are unconcerned with engaging.
70
The Needle Drop

Aminé sees improvement on all fronts on his sophomore album.

60
Clash

'Limbo' is certainly not a representation of his best work, but rather an example of a talented artist not pushing his boundaries.

58
Entertainment Weekly
The record falls off during its latter half as the melodic R&B cuts begin to blend together.
Doublez
68
Ironically, on his new album Limbo, Aminé is chaining far too many dance missteps together. It's a tasteless joke as banal as this album.

I'm starting to hate rap, it's so irritating. Can we talk about disappointment? Half of it, actually. First of all, I think there's cause for disappointment based on his potential and all the media support he's never lost despite the fact that he's rather discreet. Having discovered him like most people do with Caroline in 2016, Aminé aspired ... read more
BradTasteMusic
73
Witty, catchy, and instantaneously lovable. I love the features on here, and they all add a ton to the experience. Amine was once seen, to me at least, as a one hit wonder with a goofy, somewhat annoying track Caroline. I didn't love it but i was a kid so... it was a song that existed.

Tina is making fun of the way i type. fuck you Tina. anyways, this is just a solid release. My only issue is that amine is a bit of a Kanye/J Cole/Other Protégé, and he struggles to find his own ... read more
PipePanic
60
I feel like I've been tricked into thinking that this would be more interesting then it is.

Look, I'm not even saying that this is a bad album. I would much rather listen to Limbo over that Dominic Fike album any day of the week, month, or even year. At the end of the day, this use of Alternative RnB/Hip Hop just ain't my thing if I'm being totally honest. Let me explain.

Aminè, from a distance, seems like he would be right up my alley, right? Features from acts like Slowthai, Vince ... read more
gopxity
87
Nah y'all are confused. This is great. This is by far the most mature Amine has ever sounded on a project. It also seems like his singing voice has improved a ton. The production is solid. The hooks are catchy. What's there not to like???

Favorite tracks: Burden, Woodlawn, Can't Decide, Compensating, Shimmy, Pressure In My Palms, Riri, Mama, Becky, Fetus, My Reality
Least favorite: -
TreyLikesBands
73
Aminé reminds me of a creepy swim instructor... is that accurate or weird?

Since 2014, this dude has been grinding to be one of the greatest artists in modern pop rap, only to very little avail. His past two major projects, "Good For You" and "ONEPOINTFIVE", never really solidified themselves sonically over the years, maintaining a mainstream sound alongside a chill delivery from the rapper. Unfortunately, "Limbo" isn't anything different.

What this ... read more
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Track List

  1. Burden
  2. Woodlawn
  3. Kobe
  4. Roots (feat. J.I.D. & Charlie Wilson)
  5. Can't Decide
  6. Compensating (feat. Young Thug)
  7. Shimmy
  8. Pressure In My Palms (feat. Vince Staples & Slowthai)
  9. Riri
  10. Easy (feat. Summer Walker)
  11. Mama
  12. Becky
  13. Fetus (feat. Injury Reserve)
  14. My Reality
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