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MichaelLutjen
92

The five-year wait is finally over. The Pulitzer Prize-winning artist Kendrick Lamar has finally dropped his follow-up to 2017’s DAMN. Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers consists of 18 tracks and spans two albums. The final album for longtime label Top Dawg Entertainment, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers boasts a wide variety of features: Beth Gibbons (of Portishead), Summer Walker, Sampha, Ghostface Killah, Kodak Black, and Baby Keem. From track one to eighteen, Kendrick crushes all ... read more

OfficialTobo
97

This guy tackled so many social issues here and still made a banging album. Praise Kendrick brotherrrrrrrrr.
Fav Track - Rich Spirit
Worst Track - Crown

BNKD
75

Overhyped...

Scotty2393
90

I turned this on as soon as I could the night it dropped and honestly it took me off-guard because based off of the album art I was expecting one thing and got something completely different. Kendrick hadn’t dropped since 2017 and he had a lot to unpack and a lot to get off of his chest. He kicks this off with so much energy anly carries this into N95. Things then start to get heavy. We get into daddy issues, eventually we get into an uncomfortable but very cinematic argument on We Cry ... read more

djoseph15
90

An empowering and humanizing album from a man who has become larger than life in the music scene. His most personal work to date.

Chargles
90

this album is an experience. it took me a few listens to get into, but on the 3rd listen or so i was amazed. highlights are father time, n95, united in grief, savior, we cry together, count me out, auntie diaries and mother i sober

cbrann10
82

Kendrick is my all time favorite rap artist. Having been five years since has last studio album, the hype for this project was obviously incredibly high. Having spent over a week with it, I think this album is fantastic. Maybe it's just because I'm older but I see some moral problems I personally have that doesn't make it Kendrick's best though. I understand Kendrick's intentions on the idea of having Kodak Black, but personally I believe that there is a large difference between someone who has ... read more

NR

It’s fuck shit

FemmeBattue
88

Coming in this project, I just expected Kendrick to wow me with a new sound. I am still unsure if he succeeds to do so, but this is still a very enjoyable double album. Indeed, I feel like Kendrick explores tones of new sounds in this project, but it ends up not feeling that much like a coercive project. That, fortunately, doesn't hold back the amazing moments that this album has to offer.

Has always, Kendrick delivers an amazing lyrical experience and an amazing variation of flows that ... read more

SaltehTSS
85

FULL REVIEW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gT8DnnGmB50

After 5 years, we've finally been given a new album from Kendrick Lamar, after a couple hints, features, and live performances. On this album, he tries out sounds I don't think I've heard him try before, as well as focusing on events that happened since his last album and his life since then. I wouldn't say it COMPLETELY lived up to the hype for me because it felt kind of unfinished in terms of production (like how Kendrick's voice ... read more

Alexaminations
95

There’s not much that I can say about this record that hasn’t already been said, considering fans have had it under a microscope since it dropped.
However, I absolutely love this album. With the massive expectations Kendrick had, I think he more than delivered. The production is nothing like he’s rapped over before and although that’s how every release is for him, the fact he keeps things fresh and is able to stay at such a high level is really remarkable.
One of my ... read more

GersonAOTY
86

In today's music industry, it's hard to find artists who make as much impact as Kendrick Lamar, not only in terms of numbers and streams, but also on a cultural level. When we observe the singer's work, for example, on social media, it's possible to see more people talking about the content itself than the album's own achievements. This is something quite rare nowadays, because people are more interested if certain song is going to the top of the charts, or if the record will be more ... read more

SusAmog
94

as i listen to Mr. Morale again i realise just how much k.dot does here. the is more vulnerable, introspective and exposing than any of kenny's other work imo

Fukubei
90

The ending to We Cry Together was only thing that was hard...

gibzster
80

The average of my tack scores was 78.61. I thought it was a little better than that.
Disc 2 > Disc 1
Good Concept.
Art could be better, but it is also good.
Kodak did not need to be here. The album would be no better or worse. But that's all up to Kendrick or whatever.

Some of my notes:
N95: can we get a version without the "ugly as fuck" bs in the background? thanks! 76
Worldwide Steppers: good delivery and such, just not something I ever want to hear ever again.
Die Hard: ... read more

NR

Nice album, not at the level of previous Kendrick's projects, but still really good and with one of the most inconfortable song I've ever listened.

Shuta
95

This is going to be considered a classic in a few years. Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers is not what we expected, but it's what we needed. Kendrick has done it again. AOTY.

88

This album was definitely worth the wait and the hype. Kendrick’s five year absence brought out some of his most expiremental music he’s ever made. Now while this reigns true for the majority of the album, some tracks fall below par and usually are skips. Songs like Rich-Interlude and Die Hard. But that is 2 songs out of 18 songs on the full album. This album holds bangers like N95, United in Grief, and We Cry Together. Overall, this album has some of Kendrick’s best lyric ... read more

ToThePoint
92

Top-tier album.

97

AOTY

OGNICKMARSH
91

When I first listened to this album, I loved it. However, I REALLY love it now. In fact, this is now my second favorite Kendrick Lamar album behind To Pimp a Butterfly. I love how personal Kendrick got on this album, and there's not a single track here that I didn't enjoy to some extent. I think this shit is amazing, even though the second disc is way better than the first one in my opinion. I honestly don't have any consistent gripes with this record. I guess my only complaint is the lack of ... read more

Dlaz2005
91

AOTY

97

Hmm…I think I should check out Eckhart Tolle after the 7th time they mentioned him. That’s still not as many f slurs as Kendrick says.

For real though, this album just hits different. The diverse sonic palette and lyrical content on this album make these therapy sessions Kendrick is going through so catchy and powerful. There is hype Kendrick, and there is also Kendrick at his most vulnerable.

Fav tracks: United in Grief, Worldwide Steppers, Die Hard, Father Time, We Cry ... read more

Bernard12
90

im playing we cry together on the aux

cyborgboi
85

returned from my hibernation. hello again aoty. this album shows a much more vulnerable kendrick, with there being little real bangers, which is a fine decision. lots of stuff to love here.

btw the clean version of we cry together is the funniest shit ive heard in months.

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