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100
NME
The energetic Floridan cools down on his fifth studio album, enlisting an all-star cast – from Slowthai to Rico Nasty – to evoke hip-hop's golden era.
100
DIY
It feels like an album not caught in time, instead spanning and encompassing it.
90
Clash
A unique, unified experience, it’s a boundary-less work of endless fascination.
83
Beats Per Minute

Melt My Eyez See Your Future is a profound exploration of the state of the world and Curry himself. He works with a diverse set of producers and collaborators to transform his sound and incorporates the aesthetics of Westerns and the samurai films that inspired them to disclose his inner feelings and personality.

80
The Line of Best Fit

An exploration of his wildest ideas and most focused inner thoughts, MELT MY EYEZ SEE YOUR FUTURE comes together like a cataclysmic showing of everything he’s learned, and most importantly, he's embracing himself.

80
Dork

Taken as a whole, this is the sort of cohesive artistic statement he’s been aching to make for years.

80
Kerrang!
While this record isn’t going to lure rock purists out of their dens, it has greater ambitions in mind, and the amount it achieves in the space that it does is staggering. For any artist of any genre, this is the textbook for innovation.
80
The Needle Drop

Some of Zel's most layered and thoughtful work to date.

80
AllMusic
It's a miracle that the project flows at all, let alone as sleekly as it does.
74
HipHopDX

It’s not an ambitious but heavy-handed declaration of truth (TA13OO), nor is it an all-encompassing love letter to his home state (ZUU). It’s just a rap album, albeit a very good one, and it shows just how dynamic and forceful Denzel Curry can be when he releases himself from the poisonous burden of perfection.

73
Pitchfork
The South Florida rapper internalizes his skeptical gaze, yielding music that’s more deliberately self-reflective, with few ragers or bangers.
Doublez
84

It is a Denzel Curry 2.0 that we find on Melt My Eyez, See Your Future to write a new era, more liberated, more mature, more melodic, more accessible, without touching his divine mastery.

Born in Carol City, Denzel Curry is obviously not to be introduced anymore, he is the most appreciated modern rapper of the musical communities as here in AOTY, or on RYM. And rightly so, because Denzel Curry never makes a mistake. He perfectly combines all the criteria of a good student, i.e. being ... read more

BradTasteMusic
90

X-Wing is the best song. Don’t @ me

Video review: https://youtu.be/PQKxeh5Nd0U

rater_ratings
40

I was really excited to listen to this album, given that Denzel has been instrumental to the development of my music taste over the last couple years and that the first two singles are arguably his best two songs. Walkin and Zatoichi remain amazing and sound very boundary-pushing for Denzel standards, but it's hard not to be underwhelmed by the outcome and overall sound of this album and it's even harder to understand why the rest of the tracks didn't experiment as much as the singles, sounding ... read more

smit
88

amazingly consistent

90

Denzel Curry's maturity and introspective nature throughout this project combine well with its wide range of instrumentals and features to create an excellent listening experience.

anonymousnobody
80

Still didn't miss an album

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Track List

1Melt Session #1
4:01
91
2Walkin
4:40
95
3Worst Comes To Worst
2:50
86
4John Wayne
2:36
feat. Buzzy Lee
81
5The Last
4:22
84
6Mental
2:26
85
7Troubles
2:40
feat. T-Pain
85
8Ain't No Way
4:24
86
9X-Wing
2:56
81
10Angelz
3:51
86
11The Smell Of Death
1:20
79
12Sanjuro
2:07
feat. 454
84
13Zatoichi
3:30
feat. slowthai
88
14The Ills
3:22
89
Total Length: 45 minutes
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Added on: August 5, 2020