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100
NME
The 44-year-old has proved time and time again that he's your go-to for hip-hop classics – and his fourth studio album consolidates his status.
82
Beats Per Minute
The album finds a man torn between realities: weighted down by his past and a seemingly never ending pandemic, crushed by the loss of his parents within months of each other, yet lifted up the simple, pure grace of his child.
80
Rolling Stone
The rapper’s fourth solo album presents a well-balanced portrait of a complex man with some serious burdens on his heart.
80
Clash
A broader, more nuanced experience than 2018 ‘Daytona’, Pusha T still reins in the creativity across the album’s 12 track span. Succinct and finessed, ‘It’s Almost Dry’ is a riveting journey, from first to last.
80
The Line of Best Fit

It may be less vital and refined than Daytona, but It’s Almost Dry feels far more expansive and is arguably more instantly enjoyable than its predecessor.

80
The Needle Drop

Backed by quality production from both Pharrell and Ye, Push delivers a solid follow-up to DAYTONA.

80
AllMusic

With fourth solo album It's Almost Dry, Pusha T does what he does best -- deliver larger than life storytelling rhymes about drug dealing and street struggles -- only bigger, better, and more polished to perfection than before.

78
Pitchfork
The Virginia rapper’s latest is musically varied and vocally impressive, revealing an artist who continues to cut extraneous elements out of his songwriting and drill closer to the core of his style.
76
HipHopDX

It’s Almost Dry is a good rap record that delivers a few hard hitting tracks, some great production and bar-for-bar excellence by one of the best rappers in the game, but the album lacks the bite of past releases.

70
Exclaim!

Even if It's Almost Dry isn't the flawless masterpiece that many had hoped Push would deliver this time around, it's still a great album with many standout moments.

Doublez
77

It's Almost Dry is as its name suggests, not sharp enough to scare, not consistent enough to shine as it should. If we see the glass as half full, we can say that it remains an interesting adventure.

It's no surprise to say that Pusha T has been sitting comfortably at the table of Hip Hop's greatest for 20 years now. He will be a legend in the pantheon. Whether it's with Clipse, the group with his brother in the 2000s, his solo career the following decade until the presidency of the label ... read more

VisbiReviews
97

𝘐𝘵’𝘴 𝘈𝘭𝘮𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘋𝘳𝘺 is Pusha T’s best album yet. This album was certainly worth the 4 year wait, as it is one of my highlights of the decade. The production here is significantly more memorable than on his last 3 albums. Pusha’s verse sound much more clean and developed than his last LP, and I highly prefer this style. Every single feature slaps hard, especially the Kanye feature, which I returned to countless times in the last few days. ... read more

CamLikesMusic
85

Favourite: Neck & Wrist (feat. JAY-Z & Pharrell)
Worst: Call My Bluff

1. Brambleton - 9
[Straight flames]

2. Let the Smokers Shine the Coupes - 8.5
[Honestly don't get how this guy makes so many songs about drugs, how does this man always do quality material with this stuff]

3. Dreamin Of The Past (feat. Kanye West) - 8
[Wasn't much of Kanye feature vocally lol, still a decent track though]

4. Neck & Wrist (feat. JAY-Z & Pharrell) - 10
[The Pharrell production, the Jay ... read more

80

Pusha T's twelve track project manages to be one of the best hip hop albums of the year thus far, with interesting production and captivating delivery even at its lowest points.

jsh1pp
79

Pusha T feels like the kinda rapper you'd always want to be on the good side of. Like, I would never ever ever want to be enemies with Pusha T. It just seems like a bad idea.

Diet Coke, Call My Bluff and I Pray For You are truthfully the only tracks that bother me, with the three of them featuring my least favorite production on the album, although they all still remain lyrically strong.

The features on this album are all around amazing with great performances from Jay-Z, Pharrell, Kanye on ... read more

5ifthave
55

grew off me hard
all the pharrell beats are stale or ass and its sad to see him out of all people use the same exact sound
scrape it off is a basic ass radio friendly song
dreamin of the past is the best song on there /and diet coke
the rest are mid or ass
im very dissapointed this dropping after DAYTONA

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Added on: January 23, 2022