Culture

Migos - Culture
Critic Score
Based on 21 reviews
2017 Ratings: #349 / 715
Year End Rank: #24
User Score
Based on 410 ratings
2017 Ratings: #433
January 27, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
300, Quality Control / Label
Hip Hop, Trap Rap / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
AllMusic

There's an undeniable energy and self-assuredness that bleeds into each song, not only placing C U L T U R E beyond the prolific trio's mixtapes, but also ahead of their solid debut, Yung Rich Nation.

83
A.V. Club

Migos is not, as Donald Glover has said, “the Beatles of their generation,” but on Culture the band stakes a claim as the most important rap group to come out of Atlanta since Outkast. That it even seems fathomable is proof of the album’s success.

83
Pretty Much Amazing

Fittingly titled Culture, the record finds Migos popping a wheelie on the zeitgeist with a stellar collection of songs that validates their spot at the center of conversation at the start of 2017.

81
Pitchfork

On Culture, their world is richly rendered, full of hopes and paranoia and unbridled joy. This gives the Migos the last laugh on those who thought they’d never crack the retail album format, marked all the while by the knowledge they never needed one to succeed. It’s a definitive work.

80
The Line of Best Fit
The 12 track album is the product of a rap group who have finally come into their own – and are ready to claim their culture.
80
The 405
Rap albums as party fodder are too often treated as disposable, singles already presumed as highlights, strategically peppered throughout a whole that would sag without their support. Migos see no need for a limit to the fun, and invite you in with familiarity, guiding you right into the consistency that follows throughout the album.
80
XXL

Culture is a tour de force of all that makes Migos great while showcasing all of the group’s strengths — the gift for catchy hooks and melodies, unique flows, incredible group chemistry and phenomenal one-liners. After over a dozen releases since 2011, Migos have ascended higher than ever before on Culture.

80
PopMatters

C U L T U R E is that rare work, one where an artist’s aesthetic is funneled into every track, where you can sense the trajectory from their previous works to this one.

75
Consequence of Sound

The sonic equivalent of a hardened d-boy new to legal wealth and a reprieve from street life casually flexing his jaw to flaunt the brilliance of a permanent diamond grill, Culture is an unapologetic doubling down on their sound and devotion to all things A-Town adjacent.

74
HipHopDX

In spite of its drawbacks, Culture showcases Migos at the top of their artistry and there’s no indication that it’s their peak either. Be afraid, fellow rappers.

73
GIGsoup
“Culture” is Migos most refined release yet. While they don’t break any grounds they haven’t already conquered, they’ve learned to trim the fat and provide only their most complete songs.
70
Rolling Stone

Culture ... sees Migos upping their game musically, working with some of Atlanta's hottest producers (Metro Boomin, Zaytoven) to cook up stickier melodies than ever.

70
Exclaim!
Over two decades on from a fellow ATLien's declaration that "the South got something to say," the trio only continue to build on their undeniable influence here.
70
Crack Magazine

The strongest Migos full length release to date ... Bangers like Call Casting and the Gucci Mane-featuring Slippery call back to the strongest material on their many mixtapes.

70
Clash

Migos are undoubtedly at the forefront of their niche; simultaneously defining their genre and pushing it forward to such an extent that it’s become impossible for mainstream pop culture to ignore.

70
Sputnikmusic

Obviously, more than anything, this is a trap album, and its just as susceptible to failings as any other album of its kind. Culture however is likely the closest the genre has come to consolidating a standout, for-sale, not-a-mixtape album.

70
The Needle Drop

On their sophomore album Culture, the Migos boys are sounding a bit more focused than usual.

60
The Observer

Anyone averse to drug trade dystopias, casual misogyny or the lush life new money buys may find Culture a trying ride ... Repetition and Auto-Tune feature heavily.

59
Northern Transmissions

They’re good at what they do, but what they do feels shallow, stubborn, and stagnant when compared to other rappers in the larger hip hop genre who are currently pushing the borders of style and substance.

40
No Ripcord

It’s impressive in small doses, but as Culture progresses you get a strong sense of deja vu, where each track upends the next with a petty familiarity that is just frustratingly repetitive.

BruhMan
78
Fuck boy BOWDOWN!

FAVORITE TRACKS: Bad & Boujee, Culture, T-Shirt, Get Right Witcha, & Slippery

LEAST FAVORITE: Call Casting, What the Price, Out Yo Way, & Brown Paper Bag
85
After a bit over a week with it, and listening multiple times, Culture is clearly a very focused project from Migos. Mixtapes from The Migos have always been decent or good, their last studio album, Yung Rich Nation left me disappointed, but Culture is undeniably their best project to date. The variety of producers on here would gve off the idea that this project would be all over the place, but that's not the case. All of the songs have trap beats, but with enough differences to give them each ... read more
nnxsgny
81
my only complaint is that Travis Scott is on it. takeoff makes it clear he is the best migo on here. call casting and t shirt are the best songs. kelly price is the worst song. i cannot overstate that takeoff is the best migo, and has been since (at least) rich person timeline
LepardRyan
55
This was a good album at release but in the year and a half since the release of Culture the Migos sound has become so saturated that I just can't be bothered to care. I've tried going back and outside of a few songs I can't make it through the whole thing.
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Track List

  1. Culture (feat. DJ Khaled)
  2. T-Shirt
  3. Call Casting
  4. Bad and Boujee (feat. Lil Uzi Vert)
  5. Get Right Witcha
  6. Slippery (feat. Gucci Mane)
  7. Big On Big
  8. What the Price
  9. Brown Paper Bag
  10. Deadz (feat. 2 Chainz)
  11. All Ass
  12. Kelly Price (feat. Travis Scott)
  13. Out Yo Way
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Added on: January 3, 2017