Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 2

Tkay Maidza - Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 2
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
User Score
Based on 783 ratings
2020 Ratings: #17
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
The Needle Drop
Tkay Maidza’s latest EP is hit after hit after hit after hit.
80
Loud and Quiet

It’s this independent mindset and unapologetic disposition that makes Maidza a magnetic personality, making Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 2 an essential chapter in her musical career even as it still only begins to take proper shape.

80
NME
This may just be a mixtape, but it bodes well for the future, as if Maidza is cutting her loosies away from a major record, experimenting to see what sticks while garnering a wide audience.
80
DIY
Although the second outing carries with it the powerful urgency that current times inspire, it primarily embodies the might of Tkay’s continued musical self-discovery.
80
The Observer
This EP is the triumphant sound of someone’s groove – click! – finally locking into place.
80
Northern Transmissions
This is some of the best contemporary contributions to not only hip hop but to modern music to come out in quite some time. It’s so impressive that at only 23 years old Tkay Maizda has already produced such compelling work, it’s exciting to hear what she will come up with next.
75
Pitchfork

Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 2, is an EP/mixtape that feels like a second debut at a moment when the world might be more ready to process an artist with her unique combination of ambition, pop aptitude, and quirkiness than it was when she released her actual debut four years ago.

reaIreaIweaseI
84
2020 Catch-Up, Finale: Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 2.

At last, the 2020 Catch-Up is done, and I feel it's pretty appropriate to end it with Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 2, not only because of how appropriate the title is considering the past year, but because it's one of the most obviously good projects of last year. Even with the EP's short runtime of 26 minutes, Tkay Maidza is able to effectively establish her rapping, songwriting, and vocal talents with a metric butt ton of insanely memorable ... read more
eliiscool5
79
Tkay Maidza is one to look out for in the future.

Tkay Maidza is a Zimbabwean-born Australian singer and rapper, while this EP is not her first, this EP feels like a debut, despite being a “Vol. 2”. With bigger ambitions, the larger scope of attention, Tkay aims to burst into the female Hip-Hop scene, one that is gaining more and more steam lately.

Ms. Maidza refuses to comply with genre limitations, as in merely 8 tracks, Tkay finds herself at a musical buffet restaurant, ... read more
marvelgaryen
85
This is some real good shit right here!!! no joke, Tkay it's an australian legend and I'm proud to have been a fan of her music since her debut, but now she sounds way more evolved than anything. There's a lot of bangers and some cool smooth pop songs which sets the perfect balance, go ahead and listen babes!!
ParthanyJobtano
85
bruh this is so good
banger after bangers yes
all hits no misses
kosu
80
i am a simple man, i see peggy i like.
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Year End Lists

#5/Loud and Quiet
#78/Noisey
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Track List

  1. My Flowers
  2. 24k
  3. Shook
  4. Awake (ft. JPEGMAFIA)
  5. Grasshopper
  6. You Sad
  7. PB Jam
  8. Don't Call Again (ft. Kari Faux)
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Added on: July 16, 2020