Everybody Looking

Gucci Mane - Everybody Looking
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2016 Ratings: #676 / 987
User Score
Based on 160 ratings
2016 Ratings: #501
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
XXL

This album is not so much his ninth studio album as much as it is his declaration of independence from the system that has tied him down since the beginning of his career. Gucci sounds more comfortable, confident and icier than ever before.

80
Spin

Everybody Looking might not be the very best record Gucci’s ever released — as much as everyone’s rooting for him right now, it’s hard to say whether this album can displace Chicken Talk or Mr. Zone 6 in his vast canon. But it’s by far the greatest cause for celebration in all of Gucci’s career; the iceman comebacketh.

80
NME
His legend was amplified during his stay in prison and with ‘Everybody Looking’ he’s consolidated it. The intrigue that surrounds him remains. The tunes he’s releasing are fresh and exciting.
80
AllMusic

The beats are meaty and the bars packed with some of Gucci's most boastful and defiant lyrics.

74
HipHopDX
It’s a clear step in the right direction, a completely different beast than the b-side littered mixtapes he’s sanctioned from behind bars over the past three years, and begs for repeat listens.
70
Pitchfork

It just feels unfinished, rushed—halfway between a tribute to the improvisational tapes of his classic era and a fully-rendered album statement, it’s best considered a stopgap to tide over fans.

70
Rolling Stone

Everybody Looking, Gucci's ninth album and first after a two-year stay in federal prison, is a compelling left turn, the sound of a veteran innovator reclaiming his territory not with larger-than-life charisma and off-the-wall imagery but fresh intimidation tactics.

67
Consequence of Sound

As it is, Everybody Looking feels like a slight step up from Gucci’s prison mixtapes, but not the major step that a Free Gucci statement album might warrant.

65
The Line of Best Fit
What it evidently lacks in ideas and concepts, it makes up for in well-channeled cathartic energy.
60
The Guardian
As usual, he’s at his best when things get a little weird.
60
The Needle Drop
Fresh out of prison, southern rap legend Gucci Mane returns with a celebratory new album.
Rollo_P
80

How do you listen to this and not smile? It seems impossible. I love when Drake wails like a dying orca and when Kanye does his weird sex talk or when Young Thug wails like a dying orca from the 5th dimension and when Gucci refers to all these rappers as all of his children and when he shames me for not having a million dollars and the part where Gucci Mane is a free man. All these things make me smile. As they should. Cause this album is good. Yes. Very much so.

LilBIsGod
100

On September 13, 2013, Gucci Mane was arrested for illegal possession of a firearm among many other incidents that happened throughout the year, such as assaulting a man with a champagne bottle, punching a fan, and a few house arrest violations where they found a gun on him. A few days prior to this he also went on a long, codeine induced Twitter rant where he went at pretty much everyone in the industry, including his former protégé Waka Flocka Flame. He also got into a fight ... read more

EmiMoment
60

Fresh out of prison Gucci celebrates his newfound freedom and sobriety, and his music just overall has a more positive sound to it and he is significantly more introspective about his own personal life here it's really a very celebratory album about beating addiction and taking control of your life looking at everything he managed to accomplish. Despite the feelgood energy behind this album, Gucci Mane's songwriting isn't exactly on point here a small handful of songs here are quite ... read more

ScHooly
80

Best tracks :

- No Sleep (Intro)
- Waybach
- Robbed
- Richest Nigga in the Room

znorth3
70

When I downloaded Spotify in 6th grade the first thing I looked up was pop music. That decision would change the course of my life.

EmiMoment
60

Fresh out of prison Gucci celebrates his newfound freedom and sobriety, and his music just overall has a more positive sound to it and he is significantly more introspective about his own personal life here it's really a very celebratory album about beating addiction and taking control of your life looking at everything he managed to accomplish. Despite the feelgood energy behind this album, Gucci Mane's songwriting isn't exactly on point here a small handful of songs here are quite ... read more

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Track List

  1. No Sleep (Intro)
  2. Out Do Ya
  3. Back On Road
  4. Waybach
  5. Pussy Print (feat. Kanye West)
  6. Pop Music
  7. Guwop Home (feat. Young Thug)
  8. Gucci Please
  9. Robbed
  10. Richest Nigga In the Room
  11. 1st Day Out Tha Feds
  12. At Least a M
  13. All My Children
  14. Pick Up the Pieces (Outro)

Year End Lists

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Added on: June 25, 2016