Major Key

DJ Khaled - Major Key
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2016 Ratings: #690 / 760
User Score
Based on 100 ratings
2016 Ratings: #578
July 29, 2016 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

83
Entertainment Weekly

His bottomless stock of anthemic crowd-pleasers may not be game-changing, but few albums this year have come preloaded with this many obvious singles.

70
AllMusic

Khaled's aptitude for cultivating otherwise unthinkable intra-track alliances while snagging high-level productions remains both in effect and a little mystifying.

69
Pitchfork

Major Key is DJ Khaled’s ninth studio album in 10 years, and it's undoubtedly his best. Depending where you stand on the Khaled spectrum, that may mean nothing or everything.

67
Consequence of Sound

As might be expected from a record this big with a rolodex this wide-ranging, Major Key is an absolutely mixed bag. Khaled utilizes full-speed-ahead intensity, big room trap, and syrupy R&B, all without leaving room to breathe.

64
HipHopDX

There are instances on this album that do prove Khaled’s worth as a Hip Hop orchestrator in terms of matching high profile rappers with quality beats but unfortunately, they come too few and far between.

60
Rolling Stone

As with every Khaled LP, the end result is a blast in small doses but a little bludgeoning taken as a whole. One vodka Red Bull can get you amped. Knock back 14, and you're in a coma.

60
Spin

This might be the strongest front-to-back Khaled collection, just for cashing in on the star curator’s never-been-higher stock to wring some decent verses from commercial heavyweights at the top of their games.

60
PopMatters

While Major Key proves that DJ Khaled is not simply a meme, Khaled swings too hard and misses too often with each attempt at a radio hit.

60
The Needle Drop
DJ Khaled embraces the meme and drops some decent tracks on his new album.
50
No Ripcord

Besides shouting catch phrases at the beginning and end of each track, Khaled’s unparalleled passion and exuberance do not have a real outlet on this album.

40
Exclaim!

If you pick up this album expecting more than a sprinkling of flighty pop songs to get you through the remainder of the summer, congratulations... you played yourself.

Benny
50
Future saying "I Got The Keys" on the track sounds like he saying he got the kids
pstaggs
40
With the release of every DJ Khaled album, a small handful of singles are released ahead of the album. At least one of these singles is always an excellent, opulent, A-list star-studded banger that pretty much everyone can admit to enjoying. This album was devoid of a single of quite this caliber, but all three of the pre-release singles for Major Key are enjoyable mainstream rap songs.

In the past, Khaled's albums have mostly been largely ignorable grab bags to capitalize on the success of ... read more
exception
63
CHECK YOUR BAG ALERT
70
DJ Khaled simultaneously manages to be one of the most beguiling and simplest artists in the pop music industry. – http://renownedforsound.com/index.php/album-review-dj-khaled-major-key/
Twelvanoff
40
What's the guy's name again?....

(bad jokes aside: I do enjoy I Got The Keys, For Free and Tourist but most of the rest just sounds... ugh)
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#48/Complex

Track List

  1. I Got the Keys (feat. JAY Z & Future)
  2. For Free (feat. Drake)
  3. Nas Album Done (feat. Nas)
  4. Holy Key (feat. Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar & Betty Wright)
  5. Jermaine's Interlude (feat. J. Cole)
  6. Ima Be Alright (feat. Bryson Tiller & Future)
  7. Do You Mind (feat. Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, August Alsina, Jeremih, Future & Rick Ross)
  8. Pick These Hoes Apart (feat. Kodak Black, Jeezy & French Montana)
  9. Fuck Up the Club (feat. Future, Rick Ross, YG & Yo Gotti)
  10. Work for It (feat. Big Sean, Gucci Mane & 2 Chainz)
  11. Don't Ever Play Yourself (feat. Jadakiss, Fabolous, Fat Joe, Busta Rhymes & Kent Jones)
  12. Tourist (feat. Travis Scott & Lil Wayne)
  13. Forgive Me Father (feat. Meghan Trainor, Wiz Khalifa & Wale)
  14. Progress
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