Boomiverse

Big Boi - Boomiverse
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2017 Ratings: #513 / 717
User Score
Based on 77 ratings
2017 Ratings: #518
June 16, 2017 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

84
Paste
The album is far from the work of a legend resting on his laurels; instead, its inventive and genuinely fun sound makes a compelling case for why, 20 years after his debut, we should still be paying attention to Big Boi.
80
Exclaim!

Big Boi continues to reinvent himself, and the Boomiverse signifies something of a new start. And while new beginnings aren't without their flaws, Big Boi's lyrical prowess and effortless delivery provide the thread that link the old Big Boi universe to this, the Boomiverse.

80
XXL

On past projects he has been comfortable sticking to a script he’s outlined for himself but here, he operates without rules. He isn’t bound by tempo, theme, style or even genre for that matter. All that appears to matter to Big Boi on Boomiverse is making good music that players can still bump in their Cadillacs.

74
Pitchfork

Boomiverse doesn’t have the same freewheeling, blitzkrieg energy as Sir Lucious, but it reestablishes Big Boi as a dependable record maker who will always make music worth checking for, no matter what else is going on around him.

70
Clash

Laced with complex rhyme styles and diverse lyrical content ‘Boomiverse’ is a welcomed return for Daddy Fat Sacks.

70
AllMusic

He and his collaborators ... don't seem all that concerned about the album's place in contemporary rap, and it's all the better for it.

68
HipHopDX

While there are moments on Boomiverse that reminds you of who you’re listening to, the lows are painful and distracting, to say the least.

68
GIGsoup

‘Boomiverse’ won’t be remembered as Big Boi’s finest moment, but that’s more a testament to a fine career than anything else.

65
Northern Transmissions

There’s still plenty to like here, and underwhelming Big Boi is still enjoyable: he can phone it in and still sound better than half of the MCs in the game. But for an artist capable of so much more, Boomiverse can’t help but feel a little disappointing.

60
The Guardian

Following 2015’s collaboration album with Phantogram comes a new solo record that throws bold flavours into the pot but ends up absent of subtlety and distinction.

60
The Independent

OutKast alumnus Antwan “Big Boi” Patton doesn’t make that many records these days, but when he does, it’s a pleasure to hear him ignoring transient trends in favour of tried and trusted, old-school ways.

58
A.V. Club

On his third solo record, Boomiverse, Big Boi chooses a path of cheerful irrelevance. The only possible thing to say about it is that you will like it if you like his other solo records and would also like a third album exactly like them.

50
Consequence of Sound

The problem is that the wins just do not happen enough. The obvious gaps between standout cuts will likely prove problematic for anyone interesting in listening to the album without skipping tracks.

BruhMan
68
FAVORITE TRACKS: Da Next Day, Kill Jill, Mic Jack, In the South, Order of Operations, & Get Wit It

LEAST FAVORITE: Overthunk, Chocolate, & Freakanomics
Z.Younk
72
While Kill Jill, In the South, Made Man, Follow Deez are great tracks, the rest is very mediocre, some songs (Freakanomics, All Night, Chocolate) are even downright annoying
Inglume
55
Only reason I even decided to return to this was because iPhone was being very annoying with its animoji ads. Thought it was very average and uninteresting initially. My opinions have not changed, though Kill Jill is a good track and a highlight.
CxAylward
44
i'm not sure this comeback was necessary
unknownpleasure
52
Positives: 1)Kill Jill is one of my favorite hip hop songs of the year.
2)Big Boi could literally rap over the Barney theme song and it would still be dope.

Negatives: 1) Very inconsistent
2) A lot of the hooks were whack
3) Mic Jac
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Track List

  1. Da Next Day (feat. Big Rube)
  2. Kill Jill (feat. Killer Mike & Jeezy)
  3. Mic Jack (feat. Adam Levine, Scar & Sleepy Brown)
  4. In the South (feat. Gucci Mane & Pimp C)
  5. Order of Operations
  6. All Night
  7. Get Wit It (feat. Snoop Dogg)
  8. Overthunk (feat. Eric Bellinger)
  9. Chocolate (feat. Trozé)
  10. Made Man (feat. Killer Mike & Kurupt)
  11. Freakanomics
  12. Follow Deez (feat. Curren$y & Killer Mike)
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