At What Cost

GoldLink - At What Cost
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2017 Ratings: #718 / 898
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Based on 195 ratings
2017 Ratings: #429
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Though he’s far advanced compared to many of the more successful acts in his peer group, his distinct delivery, dialect and accent are nearly indecipherable at points, making it easy to miss the messages contained within his flows.


His cadence and dance party-made flow make light of his more serious situations in a way that translates well to listeners. His rhymes are relatable and the beats are bumping—a true win-win.


The D.C. rapper’s major label debut is made of loose, richly textured hip-hop that weaves a colorful tapestry from his city’s musical history featuring Wale, the Internet, and Kaytranada.


Rousing yet dark, GoldLink fuses his signature future bounce style with strong go-go influences, delivering a more polished version of DC's ultra-regional sound.


There isn’t enough of his voice to solidify that this is who he is.  As a rapper who still isn’t very well known, it seems like he would want to highlight his persona. Instead, he hides for a good portion of the album.

At What Cost is a pretty cool record from Goldlink. The tracks are all very vibrant and enjoyable, but I don’t think it was constructed and polished as neatly as his last mixtape, but it’s definitely much more enjoyable and bouncy. It is a very satisfying and talented project from the rapper as he continues to create his own unique sounds for himself.
Still don’t know why y’all like this dude so much
Goldlink uses too many beats this time that are just plain boring. Thats not what his listeners come for. Best tracks Roll Call, Pray Everyday (Survivor's Guilt), Meditation, Summertime.
I'd understand why someone doesn't like Goldlink's music, as his flow is very repetitive. However, it fits great with his usual style of rap and his KAYTRANADA-like production. Overall, I love the vibe of this record.

Favorite tracks: Have You Seen That Girl?, Meditation, Herside Story, Roll Call, Crew, Kokamoe Freestyle, Some Girl
Least favorite: The Parable of the Rich Man
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Track List

  1. Opening Credit
  2. Same Clothes As Yesterday (feat. Ciscero)
  3. Have You Seen That Girl?
  4. Hands On Your Knees (feat. Kokayi)
  5. Meditation (feat. Jazmine Sullivan & KAYTRANADA)
  6. Herside Story
  7. Summatime (feat. Wale & Radiant Children)
  8. Roll Call (feat. Mya)
  9. The Parable of the Rich Man (feat. April George)
  10. Crew (feat. Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy)
  11. We Will Never Die (feat. Lil Dude)
  12. Kokamoe Freestyle
  13. Some Girl (feat. Steve Lacy)
  14. Pray Everyday (Survivor's Guilt)

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Added on: March 16, 2017