Rich Brian - Amen
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2018 Ratings: #604 / 716
User Score
Based on 272 ratings
2018 Ratings: #737
February 2, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
88rising, EMPIRE / Label
Trap Rap, Pop Rap / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
The Guardian
He may be known as a SoundCloud rapper but is a long way from the violent idiocy of Lil Pump, 6ix9ine et al.
80
Highsnobiety
It’s supercharged and proudly infantile – like a rap-pop record without any of the reductiveness.
72
HipHopDX

There is by no means dazzling wordplay, vivid storytelling or smash hits to be indulged through Amen but there are some strong beats courtesy of the man himself.

70
Sputnikmusic

Rich Brian didn’t need to go so hard with the image change, but as far as debut albums go, Amen is catchy, it’s not gimmicky, it’s not annoying, and there’s just enough Chigga still in there to keep things entertaining.

70
Clash
The overriding, inescapable, and most important aspect of ‘Amen,’ ... is that it is fun. Fun to listen to, fun (it seems) to have made and no doubt fun to perform.
60
The Needle Drop
Rich Brian shows more personality than many of his contemporaries on his debut project, but his sound is a bit too one-note to satisfy in a full-length context.
59
Pitchfork

The debut from Rich Brian has the fun, wit, and snark of a choice tweet but lacks the essential qualities of a solid well-made rap album.

40
Exclaim!

Rich Brian's full-length debut isn't good in any typical sense, which shouldn't shock anyone ... What sucks about Amen is that it's not even atypically good.

frienderman
50
The album cover of this album was me listening to it and waiting for something interesting to happen.
BradTasteMusic
41
There was a pattern. 1 good song, 1 bad. It continued through the entire album
kyledimick
75
Its a really fun album, but it does drag on a little. The production is solid. Its very glossy and different. However, Brian does little to change his delivery and or vocal presence. The album could've definitely benefited from some more vocal variety as Brian's voice isn't very energetic and often times stays that way. In addition, some lyrics were rather lazy for example "I have hella sauce like soy." Overall, Rich Brian shows glimpses of being a very solid artist in the future ... read more
68
It's not that it's a bad album it's just so many of the same.
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Track List

  1. Amen
  2. Cold
  3. Occupied
  4. Introvert (feat. Joji)
  5. Attention (feat. Offset)
  6. Glow Like Dat
  7. Trespass
  8. Flight
  9. See Me
  10. Enemies
  11. Kitty
  12. Little Prince (feat. NIKI)
  13. Chaos
  14. Arizona (feat. AUGUST 08)
Contributions By
thisisabtlgrnd, patton, jeremyj
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Added on: January 2, 2018