Born Sinner

J. Cole - Born Sinner
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2013 Ratings: #558 / 955
User Score
Based on 233 ratings
2013 Ratings: #360
June 18, 2013 / Release Date
LP / Format
Roc Nation, Columbia / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
Suggest a Genre
Add
Abuse of this feature may prevent future contributions from your account.
Tags
Your Review
Sign In to rate and review

CRITIC REVIEWS

80
AllMusic

A daring step forward for Cole and an exciting attempt at mastering Jay's Blueprint style.

80
HipHopDX

Though commendable as it is largely self-produced without a solitary emcee cameo, Cole’s semi-autobiographical one man show settles for being average where a more vibrant character would bring life to his music.

80
AllHipHop

At 21 tracks (including interludes), Born Sinner should offer enough music to last fans for quite some time. No sins here – just another era in hip-hop being born again.

70
PopMatters

He’s certainly impressed with his flow, delivery and production, and while he hasn’t released the next golden hip hop album he’s coming close.

68
Beats Per Minute

The LP is constantly listenable, never exciting; never poor, and never outstanding. It simply exists, the musical equivalent of an inanimate object.

60
Consequence of Sound

As he watches his career progress, Roc Nation’s inaugural signee lives to prove his cunning. 

60
Pitchfork

While the production (mostly by Cole himself) favors the soulful, laid-back vibe of College Dropout and the string swoops of Late Registration, there's very little to make it distinct, something more than a nod to the past.

PreeMo
44
Unadventurous, boring; sometimes the writing is so subpar that you ask yourself if Cole actually checks his bars after writing them...

...a good amount of people would use this description for every J.Cole album, but Born Sinner is easily the worst offender...

Only really worthwhile song might be the title track...
BuffaloStaple
44
Everything that sucks about j cole in one album
nnxsgny
4
As average as possible
thebibleparttwo
49
jesus fuck this is too long
trevorbarnes
56
If J COLE get killed, they gonna be blasting his music 24/7 😳😳😳

🗣 PROTECT J COLE We do not want to hear that n**ga's music!
Purchasing Born Sinner from Amazon helps support Album of the Year. Or consider a donation?

END OF YEAR LISTS

#13/Complex
#14/Slant
#19/Time Out London
#41/Rolling Stone

Track List

  1. 1."Villuminati
  2. 2."Kerney Sermon (Skit)
  3. 3."Land of the Snakes
  4. 4."Power Trip (featuring Miguel)
  5. 5."Mo Money (Interlude)
  6. 6."Trouble
  7. 7."Runaway
  8. 8."She Knows (featuring Amber Coffman)
  9. 9."Rich Niggaz
  10. 10."Where’s Jermaine (Skit)
  11. 11."Forbidden Fruit (featuring Kendrick Lamar)
  12. 12."Chaining Day
  13. 13."Ain’t That Some Shit (Interlude)
  14. 14."Crooked Smile (featuring TLC)
  15. 15."Let Nas Down
  16. 16."Born Sinner (featuring James Fauntleroy)
Sign in to comment
No one has said anything yet.
In Library (31)
Cosmilk
ACreativeName
OGNICKMARSH
MinatoArisato
Zulu
CuckBoi5000
DeathIsBest
zeass00
Makahoni
FeelsRijoMan
Contributions By
thisisabtlgrnd, patton, philthy


Added on: June 18, 2013