Luv Is Rage 2

Lil Uzi Vert - Luv Is Rage 2
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2017 Ratings: #550 / 717
User Score
Based on 238 ratings
2017 Ratings: #580
August 25, 2017 / Release Date
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Atlantic / Label
Trap Rap, Pop Rap / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
XXL

Despite the long-winded nature of the album, Uzi definitely got it right with Luv Is Rage 2. The songs are catchy, the beats are hot and Uzi gives a vocal performance that redefines the term rap rock star. He still might be searching for his magnum opus album but if he keeps putting out projects like this, and growing along the way, Uzi will find his classic sooner rather than later.

78
GIGsoup

The Philadelphia native was always known for his catchy hooks, but on this record he pushes his sound to more mainstream levels.

77
Pitchfork

Uzi’s latest project comes very close to delivering on the chaotic, sublime promise of “XO Tour Llif3.” It’s the Philly rapper’s most musically developed work to date.

75
Consequence of Sound

Nearly every song on Luv Is Rage 2 comes with a distinct enough hook to break up the limited set of things it does and subjects it ponders.

74
HipHopDX
The album finds him almost completely ignoring traditional lyricism in favor of warbling emotion, with the result being a sometimes-messy affair that nevertheless maintains a colorful vibe.
70
Tiny Mix Tapes
The breadth of sounds covered will scan as inconsistency to all but the most pious Uzi devotees, but it’s hard to imagine anything else serving as a more comprehensive document of rap in 2017.
70
AllMusic
Although Uzi's post-breakup pain rears its head throughout the entirety of the album, many of the tracks are too fun to get too bogged down in emotions.
60
Sputnikmusic

A lot of tracks start off OK, but his flow and style are so unfocused and muddled the songs become a chore to sit through.

30
The Needle Drop

Lil Uzi Vert's debut studio album is the musical equivalent to binge eating Sour Patch Kids.

exception
14
Intolerable pop trap. More ad-libs than bars, generic beats, and literally nothing that makes this album stand out, yet again I am dumbfounded by the fact that Lil Uzi Vert is possibly the most popular rapper in the mainstream. He cannot rap and has the emptiest lyrics possible. Sure, he is listened to "for the vibes" but I am yet to find something that is unique or interesting in Uzi's music.
Z.Younk
69
HAIL SATAN!
MarcMothersole
40
"Luv Is Rage 2" is a confusing mixed bag of a debut album. Containing some of Lil Uzi Vert's most emotional bangers to date and also a bunch of empty non-tracks that add nothing to the experience. The production can be spot on or completely incompetent. In the most awkward way possible, it's just as often lighthearted as it is dark and moody.

Album: Luv Is Rage 2

With a name like "Luv Is Rage" an outsider may expect emotional performances or strong lyrics about the ... read more
lemuriams
67
Please delete The Needle Drop from reviewers.
BuffaloStaple
34
ugh gross
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#8/Complex
#8/Rap-Up
#11/Fuse
#11/Highsnobiety
#13/Billboard
#22/NPR Music
#51/Noisey
#76/Les Inrocks

Track List

  1. Two®
  2. 444+222
  3. Sauce It Up
  4. No Sleep Leak
  5. The Way Life Goes
  6. For Real
  7. Feelings Mutual
  8. Neon Guts (feat. Pharrell Williams)
  9. Early 20 Rager
  10. UnFazed (feat. The Weeknd)
  11. Pretty Mami
  12. How to Talk
  13. X
  14. Malfunction
  15. Dark Queen
  16. XO TOUR Llif3
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