AOTY 2021

SATURATION III

BROCKHAMPTON - SATURATION III
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2017 Ratings: #133 / 898
User Score
2017 Ratings: #11
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Clash
Whilst the initial surprise felt on the original ‘Saturation’ may have subsided, the erratic excitement and experimentation on that album has been executed more confidently on each subsequent chapter. The LA group are everything progressive rap music should be; forward thinking, energetic and perhaps most importantly, exciting.
84
GIGsoup
A massive union of fiery verses, melting pot beats, and compositional experimentation, Brockhampton continues to rule with the grand finale of the ‘Saturation Trilogy’.
83
Consequence of Sound

Saturation III is the shortest, hookiest, and best ... for no better reason than they are cooking by now, pithily commenting on police brutality, drug addiction, and receiving head.

80
The 405
This is Brockhampton at their funkiest and most playful, but it’s also Brockhampton at their finest.
80
The Needle Drop

West Coast boy band Brockhampton round out their Saturation trilogy with their most versatile and melodic album yet.

80
Northern Transmissions
Boasting huge party tracks with dark undertones and some menacing grooves, this album is a constant swirl driven by the band’s seemingly unlimited creativity.
80
HipHopDX
Luckily for fans and followers, this trilogy-closing album doubles as the best album in the series and their strongest release to date.
75
Pitchfork

They’ve so far struggled to translate their ideology into a working piece of art but on Saturation III, the collective’s objective begins to come into focus. They still paint in broad strokes and their songs sometimes still lack continuity, but they’re truly moving as a unit now, and the star power is all but obvious.

75
A.V. Club
Like its predecessors, the album is hit or miss, but the batting average remains uncommonly high for a project like this.
70
Sputnikmusic

While they may be overzealous and inconsistent and pandering, there’s a certain gratitude reserved for the fact that these people, these dynamics, this electricity, all ended up in the same place at the same time: a trashed and cluttered share-house in California.

Inglume
NR
SISTER/NATION is the DoYaThing of Brockhampton's discography.

So it's that time again: Brockhampton is dropping a new album...and I'm not looking forward to it. I think it's been pretty obvious based on my thoughts of the last two singles that I don't anticipate liking GINGER. In fact, my dislike for those singles has made me question, "Do I even like Brockhampton anymore?" So, I went back, checked out Saturation 3 once again and got a MINDFUCK moment. Was I even listening to the ... read more
thomasuic
90
After trashing SATURATION, Pitchfork are trying to amend for their mistake and jump on the trend without seeming too obvious lol
MattsReviews
80
The ending of a trilogy has to be perfected, a strong closure to a collection of highly regarded music. Something to look back on that you don’t seemingly regret it not living up to its own legacy. “SATURATION III” is not only a strong cessation, but it’s also the most impressive and substantial album of the Saturation series.

No doubt, this is the group's best album yet. A lot of the magic from it for me is that it ended the series perfectly, on the highest note that ... read more
Toasterqueen12
98
WHAT THE HECK! I've been on this site for over a year and nobody told me! I Missed my own damn AOTYiversary! To celebrate, I'm gonna re-review the first thing I ever reviewed. I deleted all my old reiews a while back because they sucked so this is a new fresh take.

BROCKHAMPTON is THE band that got me into music. That got me into searching for new bands, for really appreciating music. Hell, Brockhampton was the first time I really even liked Rap. It's funny because I had a friend who sent me ... read more
fakeplasticrose
85
BOOGIE alone gives this 10 points ngl
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Added on: October 18, 2017