From a Bird's Eye View

Cordae - From a Bird's Eye View
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 550 ratings
2022 Ratings: #22
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
NME

‘From A Birds Eye View’ is a true delight, revealing greater depth with each listen, and Cordae truly seems to be having fun while proving he’s here to stay.

70
Clash
While 'From A Bird's Eye View' has some amazing moments of storytelling and technical rapping, unfortunately, it doesn’t quite live up to the incredibly high expectations Cordae has set for himself.
66
Beats Per Minute

Cordae’s drive and desire to go down as one of the best rappers to ever do it is evident on his latest album; through the project’s risks, verses, and thematic elements, he has shown that he intends to do whatever it takes to get to that next level – it just needs a bit more focus.

PelicanManners
30

Picture the whole hip hop genre as a successful restaurant with a wide variety of dishes of all cuisines. I’m talking Italian, Indian, Korean, Croatian… They have it all. Imagine now you’re going into the restaurant you can order whatever you want. You could go with the classic “Illmatic” Lasagna or maybe some “Madvillainy” Chicken Tikka Masala. But no for some reason you’re ordering unseasoned chicken with a side of mayonnaise “From a ... read more

Rollo_P
75

Man, you can really feel the dogshit of a whack Em feature like, 3 seconds in.

This Cordae dude reminds me of Common, but with less wit/rhyming ability and more youthful ambition. Sonic palette is similar, almost zero dissonance. Some shades of Logic in there too, but Cordae is better at conveying an older soul conviction, the kind of MC who's a little wiser then his age might imply. He just doesn't do anything that you've never heard before unless you're 13 and this is your 4th rap album ... read more

hiphopcritiques
57

Yes king! Give us nothing!!

After almost three whole years, Cordae finally gives us a new album... that isn't all that interesting. My fellow reviewer @Rollo_P put it best, "He just doesn't do anything that you've never heard before unless you're 13 and this is your 4th rap album." I don't think I could ever describe this album better. See, I actually really enjoyed The Lost Boy. It was a very consistent album with sticky hooks and captivating flows. So basically take that album, ... read more

yognak
45

Favorite Tracks : Jean-Michel, Super, Momma’s Hood

Least Favorite Track : Want From Me

Sl33p
60

J.Cole has a son 😳
But this is just alright tbh

67

This record is insanely average. Cordae is bring so little new material to the table on this, but most songs on this project are decent at least. Today, Chronicles, and the Parables remix should've been left on the cutting room floor. Hoping Cordae steps up his game and fulfills that potential everyone said he has.

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Added on: May 6, 2021