The Healing Component

Mick Jenkins - The Healing Component
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2016 Ratings: #489 / 916
User Score
Based on 140 ratings
2016 Ratings: #345
Liked by 2 people
September 23, 2016 / Release Date
LP / Format
Free Nation / Label / Website
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Pretty Much Amazing

What makes The Healing Component most compelling lies in the confidence behind its explorations, Jenkins probing various subjects and, oftentimes, coming to less formal conclusions and more open-ended questions.

Consequence of Sound

The production ranges from icy to neon. And yet these tracks all clearly feel cut from a single cloth. The Healing Component evolves Jenkins’ worldview boldly, keeping his messages easy to digest but bursting with meaning.


Both Chance and Yeezy preached their way through gospel-influenced albums; Mick Jenkins soothes his listeners with jazz and soul on The Healing Component.


His highly anticipated debut album The Healing Component serves as a 15-track showcase of youthful positivity.


The Chicago rapper’s debut LP is a daring and expressive album that explores the American web of love, faith, violence.

The 405

Individually, many of his tracks are great. But the album itself can feel like a concept that has been too thought out. Despite this, Mick's message is what still makes The Healing Component worth a listen.

NOW Magazine

Too often, Jenkins's use of melody fails to create sticky songs in a pop sense, but it does offset his gruff baritone and stern messaging.

The Needle Drop
Chicago rapper Mick Jenkins turns in a deeply flawed and shallow concept on his latest album.
Holy shit why haven’t I listened to this album sooner? This album is absolutely amazing! It’s so consistent and has so much variety in the beats but still keeps that chill/coolness aura that Mick brings to it.

Favorite Songs: The Healing Component, Strange Love, Drowning, Communicate, *Plugged*, 1000 Xans, Love, Robert Harry, Angles, Fucked up Outro

Middle Songs: Spread Love, Daniels Bloom, Prosperity, Fall Through

Least Favorite Songs: As Seen in Bethsaida
Honestly don't get the hate. Its not as good as the waters but it's still a great album.
The mick bias cant save this one from having its issues. Sometimes I feel like he could've done more woth the concept of love. He didnt bend it very much at all. Of course it has over half the project I will return to as it sounds amazing and has great lyrics to boot, but some tracks are just lukewarm and some concepts are half baked.
The production of Mick jenkins latest LP record "The healing component" is abstract and detailed. However, despite the production being a positive the lyrics and concept of the album as a whole is lacking. The concept is bare-bone and shallow to the point that it was a drag and sluggish.
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Track List

  1. The Healing Component
  2. Spread Love
  3. Daniels Bloom
  4. Strange Love
  5. This Type Love?
  6. Drowning (feat. Badbadnotgood)
  7. As Seen in Bethsaida (feat. Themind)
  8. Communicate (feat. Ravyn Lenae)
  9. Plugged
  10. 1000 Xans (feat. Themind)
  11. Prosperity (feat. Themind)
  12. Fall Through
  13. Love, Robert Horry (feat. J-Stock)
  14. Angles (feat. Noname & Xavier Omar)
  15. Fucked up Outro (feat. Michael Anthony)
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Added on: August 17, 2016