Few Good Things

Saba - Few Good Things
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2022 Ratings: #250 / 751
User Score
2022 Ratings: #268
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
NME

Three albums in, the Chicago legend further pushes his astral brand of hip-hop, crafting GOAT-level rhymes that evoke conscious rap's golden era.

85
Spectrum Culture

Few Good Things doesn’t do anything to change what makes Saba such a profoundly important artist, but instead expands our vision on who he is as a human being.

82
Sputnikmusic

Few Good Things is a vibrant, technicolour celebration of life's triumphs and joys.

80
Loud and Quiet
On this, his third album, he expands his sound to an impressive scale that does justice to the breadth of ideas and experiences on which he focuses his lyricism.
80
Exclaim!

While the stories told within Few Good Things are definitely the focal point of the record, the musicianship that accompanies it matches and at times even exceeds it.

80
Clash
Chicago rapper Saba returns with his third album, 'Few Good Things', a continuation of his quest to build a personal philosophy from a life overflowing with losses and wins in equal measure.
80
Crack Magazine

While Saba spends a lot of Few Good Things looking back at his humble beginnings in his grandma’s basement, there’s a real sense that this is his biggest leap forward yet.

80
Northern Transmissions

There are a few tracks that fall short on Few Good Things like “If I Had A Dollar,” that relies on heavy autotune and pretty boilerplate verse, but as a whole Few Good Things is thoroughly enjoyable front to back for new and old old fans alike.

78
HipHopDX
It incorporates a dizzying mix of production styles including neo-soul, funk, and various Hip Hop subgenres with production responsibilities from daedaePIVOT and Daoud.
75
Pitchfork
On his latest carefree and careworn album, the Chicago rapper turns softer and more melodic, exploring his provisional success and the unanswered questions it keeps raising.
74
Beats Per Minute

It’s a great project that reflects the headspace of an artist finding inspiration in the people and things that matter most.

60
The Guardian

While his previous album was a melancholic paean, this record sees the Chicago MC appreciate what he has.

60
The Needle Drop

There's still room for Saba to grow as a distinctive artist, but Few Good Things is a promising step forward.

noface
85

With this new album, you’re listening to an autobiography.

The unique story that each track tells, the way that they’re sequenced together - it’s like a bird’s eye view of all of the emotions that Saba’s gone through up until this point, all the forces he’s had to overcome. This is an acknowledgement of the bad, good and everything in between, and in the end, a statement that he can be happy on his own terms.

When the first single to this project ... read more

Case
80

Few Good Things has a few flaws, but it’s ultimately a really solid project with some nice production and really good writing and performances from Saba.

I have never listened to CARE FOR ME in full, but at the time I listened to some songs from it and really liked the ones I’ve heard. I just unfortunately never got around to listening to the full album. I have been excited for whatever Saba did next though, and after a few years it’s finally here. And with it here, ... read more

Cry
82

'Few Good Things' is Saba's third album, entering a world that's filled with light this time around as everything in our day to day lives are highlighted, especially working as that's basically what we spend our days doing. Saba reminds his fans to be smart with their money, remember to save and don't spend it all at once but at the same time, don't make your whole world revolve on money or you'll forget to actually live, telling us countless stories of how money has took control of his life, ... read more

93

This is undeniably my favourite album of this year after hard deliberation (especially after this month as Smino has become my second favourite album of this year only weeks after coming out) and I deserves it wholeheartedly. I absolutely loved his second album but it took me a while to get into it, but with the changes he has made in his style with this new album it took much less time for me to learn to love it.

This album slowly builds into a masterpiece which encapsulates his mental state ... read more

cashio
83

Saba continues to deliver solid and energetic, introspective projects.

74

Solid. Best song: Soldier

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Added on: November 3, 2021