Purple Reign

Future - Purple Reign
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Based on 7 reviews
User Score
Based on 87 ratings
2016 Ratings: #619
January 17, 2016 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Tiny Mix Tapes

It’s Future’s succinct pop sensibilities here that give the tape’s woozy, syrupy songs the textures and purpose they demand, and as a result marks the imperative return of the catchy melodies and infectious hooks that merely laid dormant since the release of his sophomore album, Honest.

72
Pitchfork

The project doesn’t feel uninspired, exactly, just rushed. The best songs on Purple Reign still capture that shivering, waking-nightmare energy.

70
HipHopDX

While not DS2 nor What A Time To Be Alive, Purple Reign is an important Future release because it shows an artist continuing the work of discovering his best talents while also staying well within his own, now well-defined zone.

70
Spin

While Purple Reign is not a masterpiece, it is a thoughtful, if slight adjustment on the lens of where Future stands, at a crucial moment in his career.

67
Consequence of Sound

Purple Reign stands as a fine mixtape by itself — neither his best nor worst recent work, it nonetheless works perfectly as a preview of what’s to come.

60
PopMatters

Purple Reign seeks to recapture the magic of Monster, but the intangibles that made the release so special have essentially disappeared.

siberianbreaks
NR
I'm not sure why I bother with this guy when he keeps making mixtapes that sound as if they were made in 3 days.
dzrey
72
VERDICT: For a mixtape it's got a consistent feeling throughout. Production stays solid and Future shows up
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'AMAZING' TIER: Perkys Calling, Purple Reign, Wicked

'GREAT' TIER: Salute, Inside the Mattress

'GOOD' TIER: No Charge, All Right, Run Up

'AVERAGE' TIER: Drippin', Never Forget

'NOT GOOD' TIER: Bye Bye, Hater Shit
Z.Younk
70
Wicked wicked wicked wicked
nnxsgny
74
it's a slight step down from the four-peat, but future is definitely more straight-forward and focused on this effort. it's a sad tape, really, and if anyone still thinks future is promoting drug use in his music this tape should put that to sleep.
Ideekay
56
"Purple Reign" is Future's first real slip in some time, weirdly empty and uninteresting mixtape.
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#100/Noisey

Track List

  1. Purple Reign Intro
  2. All Right 
  3. Wicked
  4. Never Forget
  5. Drippin (How U Luv That)
  6. Inside The Mattress
  7. Hater Shit
  8. Salute
  9. Bye Bye
  10. No Charge
  11. Run Up
  12. Perkys Calling
  13. Purple Reign
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Added on: January 17, 2016