Shine

Wale - Shine
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2017 Ratings: #606 / 717
User Score
Based on 55 ratings
2017 Ratings: #631
May 5, 2017 / Release Date
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Maybach / Label
Hip Hop, Pop Rap / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Exclaim!

Wale, as curator, gathers guests on most of his 14 tracks. The majority are destined for the club, many themed around objects of his desire.

80
XXL

Five albums in, Wale remains one of the more mercurial talents in rap, with SHINE serving as further evidence of his abilities as an MC and a reminder of his lyrical radiance.

60
AllMusic

It should be enough to retain the listeners who strongly prefer the more lyrical, less hedonistic aspects of the Wale discography.

60
Pitchfork

Shine isn’t dark. But it feels like an exercise in avoidance as if Wale took the advice to ease up too far.

50
No Ripcord

This project is not particularly awful, nor is it impressive. It is simply bland and tiresome to listen to.

DEEPSLEEP
30
3 amazing songs of 2017:
Playboi Carti - Dothatshit!
Actress - X22RME
Lucki - Options
AZIZ
39
Best songs of 2017 so far:
(Shoutout to DEEPSLEEP)

Father John Misty - Ballad of the Dying Man
Kendrick Lamar - Element
Joey Bada$$ - ROCKABYE BABY
Drake - Passionfruit
Future - Mask Off
Gorillaz - Ascension
Migos - T-Shirt
Sampha - (No One Knows Me) Like the Piano
Fleet Foxes - Third of May / Ōdaigahara
Kamasi Washington - Truth
Z.Younk
52
If you would've told me in 2008 when Wale was lyrically and thematically ambitious, that he'd end up making songs as dumb and pandering as this, I would've told you to fuck off.
thebibleparttwo
38
LMAO WTF IS THIS

travis song was fire tho
itsyahboinoah
35
oh boy
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Track List

  1. Thank God
  2. Running Back (feat. Lil Wayne)
  3. Scarface Rozay Gotti
  4. My Love (feat. Major Lazer, WizKid & Dua Lipa)
  5. Fashion Week (feat. G-Eazy)
  6. Colombia Heights (Te Llamo) [feat. J Balvin]
  7. CC White
  8. Mathematics
  9. Fish n Grits (feat. Travis Scott)
  10. Fine Girl (feat. Davido & Olamide)
  11. Heaven on Earth (feat. Chris Brown)
  12. MY PYT
  13. DNA
  14. Smile (feat. Phil Adé & Zyla Moon)
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