The House Is Burning

Isaiah Rashad - The House Is Burning
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2021 Ratings: #174 / 584
User Score
Based on 873 ratings
2021 Ratings: #372
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Exclaim!

With The House Is Burning ... Isaiah Rashad has returned as sharp as ever, delivering an album that houses some of the best material that he's ever released.

90
Clash
There’s a contemplative, twilight-hours cool to these songs, occupying the hazy space between darkness and light.
90
The Line of Best Fit
Well, Rashad’s gotten himself straight, and as a result he’s returned triumphantly from his 5-year absence with his best album yet.
82
HipHopDX

The House Is Burning does exactly what it’s intended to do, it allows Rashad to dust off the cobwebs going back to the southern sound he so deeply admires, while also proving to listeners he hasn’t lost a step.

78
Sputnikmusic

Ultimately the thoroughly satisfying maturation on display is enough to overcome any lyrical shortfalls.

77
Beats Per Minute

It may demand time and focus, but for those interested in a hip hop album that seeks understanding rather than any immediate gratification, this is a quiet, restrained, and uniquely giving world.

76
Pitchfork
The TDE rapper returns with newfound poise and even joy, taking R&B, Southern rap, and his inimitable lyrical style and casting it into a sophisticated collage.
70
AllMusic

While THIB is a back-to-front vibe and an intriguing experiment for Zay's mellowed-out sound, it's one that's still negotiating its own limits.

50
The Needle Drop

The House Is Burning, for the most part, is about as engaging as a lackadaisical buzz.

hazza5410
70
so this was an album that was released that I listened to.
elitimesfour
45
Tired beats, lifeless vocal performances and messy structuring sadly mean that the newest Isaiah Rashad, 5 years in the waiting, is nothing but exceedingly forgettable.
BaddieBaphomet
40
NO NUANCE REVIEW

Isaiah, you fool! How is this house supposed to burn if there isn’t any heat?!
Cry
71
'The House Is Burning' is Isaiah Rashad's second studio album, with the album being a return to his hometown, Tennessee, in terms of sounds, although I feel like the execution was way more messy than I was expecting, especially the first half which felt so sleepy and lacks life while the second half had the spark that I was looking for and saw in Isaiah's music, for the first time on the second single, 'Headshots (4r Da Locals)'. Isaiah makes some lovely vibe music, that soothes your mind and ... read more
Rollo_P
83
Thank you Mr. Zay for reminding me how much Lil Uzi annoys me, I appreciate the follow-up I never asked for.

Half a decade after the sensational Sun's Tirade, Zay drops an album that I'm sure I won't understand or relate with off the first listen. Surprised? Don't be - Sun's Tirade and Cilvia Demo took me a few listens to really digest, so I assume it'll be similar here. Either way, he does provide what we expect, which is sensational beats, crooning half-singing/half-rapping, drugs, suicidal ... read more
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Track List

1Darkseid
2:06
76
2From the Garden
3:09
69
3RIP Young
2:38
83
4Lay Wit Ya
3:22
74
5Claymore
3:06
feat. Smino
78
6Headshots (4r Da Locals)
3:13
84
7All Herb
3:44
feat. Amindi
75
8Hey Mista
1:55
71
9True Story
3:46
73
10Wat U Sed
2:56
71
11Don’t Shoot
2:21
77
12Chad
2:39
feat. YGTUT
75
139-3 Freestyle
1:45
65
14Score
3:20
feat. SZA, 6LACK
80
15THIB
2:34
77
16HB2U
5:45
84
Total Length: 48 minutes
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Added on: May 6, 2021