Anderson .Paak - Venice
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Based on 62 ratings
2014 Ratings: #334
October 28, 2014 / Release Date
LP / Format
Steel Wool, OBE / Label
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YungNoodle
57
Dull
SmooglyReviews
55
Anderson .Paak's first album under his name is one filled with pop/r&b tunes that sound like they were made more for radio than for any other purpose.

I didn't expect much from this but I guess I expected more. Well, I thought the first stretch of this album was fantastic. There were a ton of great ideas being presented, although it was a bit scattered. Anderson displays some rapping, singing, and storytelling ability on the first track, "Milk N Honey". Then I got some very ... read more
Farlov
62
somewhat of a mess, with blend of genres that doesn't quite work. The lyrics are at times a little overly sexual for my taste, but Paak is still very charismatic throughout nonetheless. The album does have great moments and it certainly has it's charm
MasterCrackfox
76
As compared to Paak's follow-up album, this is peanuts. However, as a standalone album this is a pretty solid record but doesn’t stand out from other popular R&B-esque albums. This is still mostly comparison and is hard not to do due to the quality of Malibu.

Favorite track: Might Be
dzrey
69
SLAP: The City

SKIP: Milk N Honey, Right There

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VERDICT: I'd say it's more expansive than Malibu, this is Paak trying to find his niche by experimenting more sounds.
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Track List

  1. Waves
  2. Milk n' Honey
  3. The City
  4. Might Be
  5. Miss Right
  6. Put You On
  7. Already (feat. Sir)
  8. Dogtown
  9. I Miss That Whip
  10. Get 'Em Up
  11. Paint
  12. Drugs
  13. Miki Doralude
  14. Luh You
  15. Right There
  16. Off the Ground
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