Future - DS2
Critic Score
Based on 19 reviews
2015 Ratings: #163 / 949
Year End Rank: #17
User Score
Based on 873 ratings
2015 Ratings: #158
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

With the release of the album DS2 -- Dirty Sprite 2, named after his hit mixtape -- he becomes a hip-hop version of Lee "Scratch" Perry, a strange and yet in command figure standing at the center of a slick, inventive swirl of music.

90
Tiny Mix Tapes

DS2 finds a hellish, motivating power by articulating how it’s possible to have the best time of your life during the worst time of your life. And it all sounds so good.

90
The Line of Best Fit

DS2 is a uniformly awesome album, remarkable for the singularity of its vision, and it comes at absolutely the right time, when all eyes are on Future.

84
Pitchfork
This is music for nihilists, for the reckless, for those who embrace darkness because they don’t see another option.
83
Consequence of Sound

DS2 is his strongest campaign yet, and it’s the first time a new Future album has met all expectations.

83
Pretty Much Amazing

You may have thought Future’s d-boy lyrics and machismo would get boring after three albums but they’ve been dialed all the way up to eleven on DS2, which makes for a thrilling listen from start to finish.

80
Complex

Reckless and tormented, his latest album doubles down on the darker side of his sound, and his life's personal costs. Call it More Honest Than Honest.

80
Exclaim!

In reaching the summit of the most successful period of Future's career, DS2 is a satisfying climax to the three-peat of tapes that took the rap world by storm in a span of six months.

80
XXL
It’s brutally beautiful. It’s unrelentingly hard. It’s his best work in years.
80
The 405

DS2 just happens to be the soundtrack for the current manifesto - a modern testament to the scumbags, addicts, street bureaucrats, rap fans and nightlife culture. Because we’re all just as flawed.

80
Spin

Dirty Sprite 2 is a tremendous compendium of everything you want from a Future album in 2015.

80
HipHopDX
In a weird twist of irony, Future’s regression from star-to-be to savage has made him bigger and better than he’s ever been.
80
PopMatters
On this 18-track affair, the Future who first rapped his love for codeine on the “Lemonade”-esque piano notes of “Dirty Sprite” has reemerged with a new technical flair. No Man’s Land is wrong. This minimal paradise is all Future’s.
74
Sputnikmusic
Indeed, his modus operandi is the one thing that he makes fully clear in this foggy, glorious mess of an album.
70
Billboard

DS2 is a heavy dose of medication as entertainment, and it's not for those with a low tolerance.

70
Rolling Stone

It has little of the far-reaching ambition of Honest, but what it lacks in bold strokes, it more than makes up for in consistency.

60
The Needle Drop
Future's latest project is shallow, but presents an alluringly druggy, lean-drenched experience.
20
NOW Magazine

In lieu of artistry or any semblance of lyrical spark, DS2 offers monotonous production and relentless chanting that might appeal to someone too fucked up to skip to the next track.

notbuzzzila
71
just shut the fuck up and turn up
luna128
100
i cant believe they got rid of the level design from dark souls 1 wtf
TheDankestMeme
80
Future delivers one of his best bodies of work with nonstop bangers. Future has been an artist for me that went from me mostly disliking his music to now being a huge fan of many of his songs. Monster has to be one of the best trap projects I've ever heard. With DS2 he delivers another trap project with tons of hard hitting bangers. While not a Monster level project with a Codeine Crazy, DS2 however becomes one of Future's most accessible projects. The songs on this thing are very easy to get ... read more
gec2isabella
87
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Ari007
78
Future's DS2 is an essential trap record that defines the sound of fun turn-up music.

The beats on this album range from nasty fast beats to chill reverb drenched vibes, the mixing while not perfect has a certain charm.

The beat on "I Serve the Base" is one of the best beats I've ever heard, the bass is absolutely ridiculous, insane fuzzy drone that doesn't stop for a second, extremely hard percussion, and that synth sound that sounds like someone getting shot holy ... read more
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Track List

  1. Thought It Was a Drought
  2. I Serve the Base
  3. Where Ya At (feat. Drake)
  4. Groupies
  5. Lil One
  6. Stick Talk
  7. Freak Hoe
  8. Rotation
  9. Slave Master
  10. Blow a Bag
  11. Colossal
  12. Rich $ex
  13. Blood On the Money
  14. Trap Niggas
  15. The Percocet & Stripper Joint
  16. Real Sisters
  17. Kno the Meaning
  18. Fuck Up Some Commas
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Added on: July 11, 2015