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92
Sputnikmusic

Really, it's the kind of album that an artist could use to make Their Name, and not a minute too soon for a phenomenally talented rapper.

90
AllMusic

With The Forever Story, JID turns in an album every bit as ambitious and monumental as the two solo studio outings that preceeded it, growing in terms of technical talent while also opening up more lyrically.

80
Clash
JID’s latest release is a wonderful insight into the rapper’s formative years, and ultimately through the introspective manner allows for an enthralling listen. Through ‘The Forever Story’ JID has claimed his seat at the prestigious table of Atlantan greats.
73
Pitchfork
The Atlanta rapper’s latest LP is an ambitious and overwhelming experience, a bridge between his upbringing and his place within hip-hop canon and Black history at large.
64
HipHopDX

JID raps like a Harlem Globetrotter on The Forever Story; the skills are there, it’s littered with flashy displays of technique and it sounds better than fine most of the time. But there’s nothing on the line: at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter who wins the game.

JaeTrim
95

the music ain’t enough i need JID inside me fr

BradTasteMusic
97

Dude, I’m about 5 songs into this thing, and I have to stop to say something

This is incredible hip hop. The flow from JID is incredible. The bars are all there, and somehow the hooks are catchier than ever.

I hope this continues through the whole album. My jaw has hit the floor a couple of times already. Absolutely loving it.

Edit: finished the album. This is JID showing that he really has something to prove. Being one of the oldest right now in the contemporary rap game, it feels ... read more

CamLikesMusic
96

Favourite: Surround Sound
Worst: Money

1. Galaxy - [Not Included]

2. Raydar - 10
[Production on this just so unique, love the samples and lyrics just so good.]

3. Dance Now - 10
[Production just incredibly catchy on this. Lyrically and those vocals again just so fantastic. Can't really ask for much more, something you can bop to as well]

4. Crack Sandwich - 10
[Flow really good on this, very catchy again just another great song]

5. Can’t Punk Me - 10
[That flow though, the feature ... read more

lennartfynn
84

Tracklist Rating
1. Galaxy: N/A
2. Raydar: 9/10
3. Dance Now: 8.5/10
4. Crack Sandwich: 8/10
5. Can't Punk Me: 8/10
6. Surround Sound: 9/10
7. Kody Blu 31: 10/10
8. Bruddanem: 7.5/10
9. Sistanem: 9.5/10
10. Can't Make U Change: 7.5/10
11. Stars: 8.5/10
12. Just In Time: 7.5
13. Money: 7/10
14. Better Days: 8/10
15. Lauder Too: 9/10

Best Song: Kody Blu 31
Worst Song: Money

8.4/10

85

JID's best piece of work and a top 5 hip-hop album this year

EDDDDD
95

By a landslide his best album. some of his best bars, songs, and ideas all pack into an hour of the best hip hop of the year. Outstanding,

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Track List

1Galaxy
0:52
83
2Raydar
3:24
92
3Dance Now
3:47
92
4Crack Sandwich
4:57
90
5Can’t Punk Me
3:23
90
6Surround Sound
3:49
92
7Kody Blu 31
3:44
94
8Bruddanem
3:55
feat. Lil Durk
86
9Sistanem
6:09
93
10Can’t Make U Change
4:48
85
11Stars
4:18
90
12Just In Time
3:27
87
13Money
4:26
84
14Better Days
4:14
87
15Lauder Too
3:53
92
Total Length: 59 minutes
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Added on: January 1, 2021