AOTY 2018

Lil Boat

Lil Yachty - Lil Boat
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 188 ratings
2016 Ratings: #533
March 9, 2016 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Tiny Mix Tapes

Like the works of its humble forebears Lil B and the venerable Soulja Boy, Lil Boat is the kind of music that does not need to make a case for its own value, only judged on the intangible, absurdist metrics of its self-contained universe.

70
The Needle Drop
Atlanta rapper and auto-tuned crooner Lil Yachty somehow inserts a feeling of innocence into the trap world with his odd voice and blissful production on this breakout mixtape.
48
Pitchfork

There isn’t a single thing Lil Yachty’s doing that someone else isn't doing better, and in richer details. On Lil Boat, his debut mixtape, he makes a grating mess of these varying influences.

chairycherry
NR
Alright, hear me out. This mixtape has issues, I know, but I gain so much enjoyment from listening to this. Lil Yachty's voice, and it's large amount of auto-tune sometimes, is just filled with charm to me. This records sound, overall, is so gleeful and full of bliss I can't help but have a large smile on my face whenever I listen to this. This mixtape's lyrics are nothing crazy for the most part, but it's almost always very catchy; at times, the lyrics can be comical and even endearing at ... read more
exception
66
EDIT: not as good as i originally thought, but not as bad as i then thought. its fun and obviously not serious music, which is something that i would expect lil yachty to try to make.

this isnt really all that much better than many other soundcloud rappers right now, but this guys has created his own sound. noisey dubbed it "bubblegum trap" and i think that's the perfect way to describe it. he has a very upbeat production style under his slow and melancholy voice. each track can ... read more
Cyd
82
I don't know how to really criticize music that means a lot to me and Lil Boat is exactly that. This tape reminds me of the year 2017, I know it was released in 2016, but I wasn't that good at getting round to new music back them. Alongside another album that you may know I rate quite highly, Stoney, songs from this project are playing in every memory I have from that year. Idk if you care, but these projects played when new people entered my life, old people left and when I was happy.

The ... read more
Obese_Beast
70
I can't believe that I'm giving this project a 70 considering how much I disliked it at first. Honestly you could give this thing anywhere between a 30 and a 90, and that is because the very thing that make this project so awful make it so lovable. Captain Beefhart's Trout Mask Replica is the only other album I've ever felt this way about so strongly. At the end of the day, I'm gonna give it a 70 out of the fact that the production is fire, and at least lil yachty is being creative is a genre ... read more
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#12/Tiny Mix Tapes
#14/Dummy
#16/Noisey
#24/Pigeons & Planes
#31/Complex

Track List

  1. Intro
  2. Wanna Be Us (feat. thegoodperry)
  3. Minnesota (feat. Quavo, Skippa da Flippa & Young Thug)
  4. Not My Bro
  5. Interlude
  6. Good Day (feat. Skippa da Flippa)
  7. Up Next 2 (feat. Big Brutha Chubba & Byou)
  8. Never Switch Up
  9. One Night
  10. Out Late
  11. F*cked Over
  12. I’m Sorry (feat. thegoodperry)
  13. We Did It
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Added on: March 9, 2016