Grateful

DJ Khaled - Grateful
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2017 Ratings: #687 / 721
User Score
Based on 129 ratings
2017 Ratings: #677
June 23, 2017 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
XXL

The comforting thing about pressing play on Grateful is that you know exactly what you’re going to get: cloth talk, mogul talk, shout outs to Asahd and some good old-fashioned posse cuts.

76
HipHopDX

The first half of the album, Khaled showed precise execution, stacking banger after banger. Had he sliced the album down to 15 or 16 tracks, he could have secured a very special project.

75
Entertainment Weekly

With so much talent and so much content, it’s frustrating that he couldn’t deliver a higher-quality product.

73
GIGsoup

Grateful’s biggest flaw is not that it is 87 minutes. Rather, the issue is that a double album formula works better as separate albums. The fatigue would have been easier to avoid were he to either pair it down to an hour, or release the two halves separately.

60
NME

His glitziest album boasts big names and big tunes, but average filler weighs it down.

52
Pitchfork
Too often, more is just more, and the slickness with which Khaled packages his product feels mass-produced for maximum impact, and calculating in a way that clashes with his fatherly quirk.
50
AllMusic

By late-2010s' Khaled standard, Grateful is typically overstuffed.

50
Pretty Much Amazing

The sheer mass of songs and personalities present on Grateful means much of it fails to stand out on its own, and tracks get lost in a whirlwind of input that’s only really tied together by Khaled.

40
Exclaim!
In the new paradigm of streaming, perhaps making single-heavy albums is the right move. Unfortunately, for album enthusiasts, density simply won't cut it.
40
Clash
The majority of ‘Grateful’ is forgettable at best, but with enough hits to keep his streaming numbers high he’ll continue to make ‘another one’, and ‘another one’, and ‘another one’ until he no longer has the keys, the keys, the keys.
exception
26
enough is enough
Z.Younk
49
WTF is wrong with everyone? ITs not great but it isn't THAT bad. Do you all hate Khaled because he's a Muslim or because he's fat? Either way fuck you guys, this dude's music is ok and he's always seemed like a dope dude.
BuffaloStaple
15
Listen to On Everything if you're looking for a good chuckle ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
AZIZ
39
I came for La FLame, left with Beyonce & Jay-Z. Let's just pretend this never happened.
DEEPSLEEP
40
My future kid will beat up Asahd

Shining(great song)/To The Max/Iced Out My Arms

I actually appreciate albums by Khaled, you'll find some gems here and there

Beyonce and Jay Z make a great team. To The Max's instrumental is beautifully vibrant and Iced Out sounds like some pretty solid 2015 Future flow.

Eh, should I even mention any of the other tracks?
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Track List

  1. (Intro) I'm so Grateful [feat. Sizzla]
  2. Shining (feat. Beyoncé & JAY Z)
  3. To the Max (feat. Drake)
  4. Wild Thoughts (feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller)
  5. I'm the One (feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne)
  6. On Everything (feat. Travis Scott, Rick Ross & Big Sean)
  7. It's Secured (feat. Nas & Travis Scott)
  8. Interlude (Hallelujah)
  9. Nobody (feat. Alicia Keys & Nicki Minaj)
  10. I Love You so Much (feat. Chance the Rapper)
  11. Don't Quit (feat. Travis Scott & Jeremih)
  12. I Can't Even Lie (feat. Future & Nicki Minaj)
  13. Down for Life (feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR, Future, Travis Scott, Rick Ross & Kodak Black)
  14. Major Bag Alert (feat. Migos)
  15. Good Man (feat. Pusha T & Jadakiss)
  16. Billy Ocean (feat. Fat Joe & Raekwon)
  17. Pull a Caper (feat. Kodak Black, Gucci Mane & Rick Ross)
  18. That Range Rover Came With Steps (feat. Future & Yo Gotti)
  19. Iced Out My Arms (feat. Future, Migos, 21 Savage & T.I.)
  20. Whatever (feat. Future, Young Thug, Rick Ross & 2 Chainz)
  21. Interlude
  22. Unchanging Love
  23. Asahd Talk (Thank You Asahd)
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