Flu Game

AJ Tracey - Flu Game
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2021 Ratings: #162 / 250
User Score
Based on 138 ratings
2021 Ratings: #271
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April 16, 2021 / Release Date
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UK Hip Hop / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
The Independent
AJ’s still running this game on his terms. Fair play.
80
NME
Although not every track is a total slam dunk, AJ has here crafted another successful project whose streaming numbers, singles and infectious melodies will live on in memory – just like Michael Jordan’s infamous match.
80
The Sydney Morning Herald

Flu Game proves Tracey is anything but a bench-warmer – he’s a star.

80
Evening Standard
Taking inspiration from a legendary NBA match, the man from Ladbroke Grove is really going for the big time.
80
Clash
A speedy and stimulating affair, ‘Flu Game’ is a place of pace, intensity, and variety. The ability to blend grime, drill, pop, garage, dancehall, and soul with such ease is consistent throughout.
80
The Observer
Tracey’s output remains reassuringly hyperlocal, not diluting his flows but rather taking plenty of familiar UK specifics international.
70
Gigwise
Its issues in concept and some of its tracks are outweighed by catchy choruses, smooth flow and mostly solid production.
60
The Arts Desk
There’s a lot here that offers interesting routes forward – but this is not the definitive album his talents suggest he's capable of.
50
Loud and Quiet

There are standouts here, but it’s not enough to stop Flu-Game straddling in mid-table mediocrity.

zachthesnack
66
“Flu Game” sees UK Rapper AJ Tracey make a significant improvement on all fronts. This basketball-themed album has plenty of quotables and fun moments despite being relatively generic sounding.

I would say my biggest knock on it is that the production doesn’t really have any variation over the course of the record, it sounds basically the same throughout. That’s fine and all, I just think I would have liked to see AJ utilize his skills over some more interesting and ... read more
Case
70
Flu Game isn’t amazing and isn’t anything revolutionary, but it’s pretty well executed for this style.

I had seen AJ Tracey’s name before, but I had never heard anything from him until “Anxious”, which was released as a single a few weeks before this came out and I really liked it. It immediately put him on my radar, and when I saw this was coming out I was pretty excited. Then add in the pretty notable list of features and the basketball theme and I was ... read more
Donlord
70
“Big beast when it comes to the lyrics; me I do this thing on the mic with no gimmicks!”

With a steady flow and unbridled confidence, the self-proclaimed “prince” of UK hip-hop AJ Tracey returns with his sophomore effort ‘Flu Game’. Named after a historical triumph, Tracey’s second LP sees him approach peppy beats with a sense of calmness and precision, knowing that his ear for catchy hooks and effortless wordplay will keep him at the top of the ... read more
AndreVital
71
AJ Tracey's latest album could've benefitted from cutting some filler, however "Flu Game" is an admirably entertaining and charismatic pop rap collection for one of the biggest up&coming names in the UK Hip Hop scene.

During the peak of Grime, AJ Tracey's early EPs were largely overlooked. Apart from some notable early hits like his collab with Dave on "Thiago Silva", AJ Tracey had to wait until 2019 to fully blow up. His self-titled debut LP wouldn't only be ... read more
hiphopcritiques
72
There might be better songs on the project, but because I found it Derek Chauvin was guilty on ALL THREE CHARGES while listening to the song it is officially one of the best songs this year.

But besides that, this album is just banger after banger. AJ Tracey has a lot of character on this project and is so good at one-liners. Some songs can be very poppy but Aj Tracey can make that work very well. If some songs on here were cut, it would be way better, but this album is pretty good ... read more
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Track List

  1. Anxious
  2. Kukoč (ft. NAV)
  3. Bringing It Back (with Digga D)
  4. Cheerleaders
  5. Draft Pick
  6. Eurostep
  7. Cherry Blossom
  8. Glockie
  9. Little More Love
  10. Top Dog
  11. Summertime Shootout (ft. T-Pain)
  12. Perfect Storm
  13. Coupé (ft. Kehlani)
  14. Numba 9 (ft. SahBabii & Millie Go Lightly)
  15. Dinner Guest (ft. MoStack)
  16. West Ten (with Mabel)
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Added on: March 22, 2021