Feb 19, 2019
80
The comic book production is creatively intelligent, quirky, nostalgic, and amazing, and it’s not even the best part of the album. The Czarface rappers and Ghostface rap with old-school flows, but bring some of the most advanced and intricate deliveries and lyrics.

Favorites: Back at Ringside, Face Off, Czarrcade ‘87, Powers and Stuff, Masked Superstars, Morning Ritual, The King Heard Voices, Mongolian Beef, (Post Credit Scenes)

Worst: Iron Claw, Listen to the Color
Feb 18, 2019
70
At first it just sounds like weird production and awkward singing, but the quirkiness and synthetic style of the album really shines after a few listens.

Favorites: Dolphin, Cranked, Token, Master, Buoys, Home Free

Worst: I Know I Don’t Know
Feb 15, 2019
80
I'm pretty sure I like this.

Favorites: Girl With Basket of Fruit, It Came Out as a Joke, Pumpkin Attack on Mommy and Daddy, The Wrong Thing, Mary Turner Mary Turner, Normal Love

Worst: Amargi ve Moo
Feb 13, 2019
50
These songs are the living embodiment of "It's funny the first few times, but gets boring quick". And by first few times, I mean the first few songs.

Favorites: Garage Talk, Benz Boyz, The Life, From the Start, No Clout Chasin, Stoned Gentleman, Plot Twist

Worst: Forever Ball
Feb 12, 2019
20
Is this what you youngins call dubstep?

Favorites: RAT WARS, STRANGE DAYS (1999), SLAVES OF FEAR

Worst: GOD BOTHERER
Feb 12, 2019*
40
The opening track is this beautiful piano instrumental that introduces this album as an alternative folk masterpiece. Too bad Pratt ruins everything with her terrible singing and decision to go to a more guitar driven acoustic coffee-shop sound. The guitar (and other instruments) melodies are intricate and enchanting but you can’t hear them without Pratt’s awkward, fake-mystical, whispery singing. That opening track is so good though.

Favorites: Opening Night, Poly Blue, Crossing, ... read more
Feb 10, 2019*
70
The singing is really good; Ariana’s voice has a wide range and never seems uncomfortable on the mic. The album sticks to its theme of relationships and the romance, breakups, solidarity, and confidence associated with it, but the songs that do depart from this (7 Rings) feel very out of place, even if they are perfectly good songs by themselves. The main weakness is the production that sounds like it was written by a robot who listened to trap music and tried to make its own beats, but ... read more
Feb 4, 2019
90
This might be the best rapping you'll hear all year, at least in the "old-school" style. The chemistry between the two is insane, and the production is killer. The song topics are varied; they talk about topics that range from their legacy and fans to their families to climate change. The rapping is extremely consistent throughout the project, with only a few awkward flows on the album. Overall a great album, and will probably be one of the best of the year.

Favorites: Encore, Reach ... read more
Feb 1, 2019*
70
It's like Fall Out Boy if Fall Out Boy was a little more aggressive and a lot more talented.

Favorites: i apologise if you feel something, in the dark, medicine, why you gotta kick me when i'm down?, mother tongue, heavy metal, i don't know what to say

Worst: ouch
Jan 31, 2019
80
A chilling (get it?) journey through the dark world of the film, with some suspenseful moments of thrill. Great interpretation of the film, which I have never seen but assume carries the same vibe. I only wish the "drama free" track was left off and released as a separate single, but knowing how music media is sold on the internet, that track had to be included. Overall, it does what a soundtrack is supposed to do, and it honestly would work as a separate entity.

Favorites: somb, ... read more
Jan 29, 2019*
60
I love the underground lo-fi vibes, and I like Kill Bill's verses. However, the sung hooks are kinda painful to listen to, and many of the features are disappointing and uncomfortable. The production is a real vibe though, and those TV samples are creative.

Favorites: Passionfruit, Lovedrug (Off That), Sleeptalking, Saffron, Cult, Fair One

Worst: Lil Empathy
Jan 28, 2019
70
At first it might seem that the production and rapping just clash, but it’s a lot more intricate than that, as the complexity and eccentricity of the two dichotomize to form a uniquely quirky combination. You definitely have to hear this at least to the end, though, as the first half pales in comparison to the second half, even after multiple listens.

Favorites: Corn Maze, Dog Years, Acid King, Suicide Big Gulp, 1+1=13, Churro, Purple Moss

Worst: Sword Box
Jan 27, 2019
40
I don't know what to put here.

Favorites: Lolsmh (Interlude), Soho, Skydive II, Whose Fault, No Warning, Self Destruction

Worst: Silent Ride
Jan 25, 2019
60
They don’t really add to the originals, which I guess can be a good thing or a bad thing. Usually it evens out.

Favorites: Africa, Take On Me, Happy Together, Paranoid, Billie Jean

Worst: No Scrubs
Jan 25, 2019
80
The singing on this album is passionately expressive and the synth-sounding guitars brightly color in the back. Kind of reminds me of some 80s new wave.

Favorites: [10 Good Reasons for Modern Drugs], Shooting Dennis Hopper Shooting, The Arbor, I/m Not Here [missing face], Auge/Maschine, Keep it All to Myself, Girl Chewing Gum, Let/s Get Lost, Videograms

Worst: VTr
Jan 23, 2019
30
It's way too long for all the songs to sound like each other, so it's obviously bad for him to make songs that sound like other Future songs that have already been released. And yet he still does it. Amazing.

Favorites: Crushed Up, F&N, Talk Shit Like a Preacher, Promise You That, Servin Killa Kam, Unicorn Purp

Worst: Overdose (It's not necessarily the worst but it's the one that stands out the most as the worst)
Jan 21, 2019
60
It's a fun album with bright and bouncy beats across the track list. However, the vocals usually falter between uncomfortable and unmemorable, with a few high points being in song topics like fashion or skateboarding.

Favorites: Fading, Ordinary Pleasure, New House, Freelance, Monte Carlo, 50-50

Worst: Miss Me
Jan 21, 2019
50
The songs are pretty decent, but everything about this album reeks in the smell of generic adult contemporary pop, an already unintresting genre. There is nothing unique about this album to consider it apart from the Taylor Swifts and P!nks of the radio scene. Merton's vocal delivery and songwriting are just enough to get a passing grade.

Favorites: 2 Kids, Funny Business, Homesick, I Don't Hold a Grudge, Honeymoon Heartbreak

Worst: Trouble in Paradise
Jan 20, 2019
50
It's okay. The production is okay. The singing is okay. The lyrics are okay. The track list is okay. The features are actually pretty good. The songwriting is okay. The overall atmosphere is okay. It's okay.

Favorites: Mile High, Tell Them, Barefoot in the Park, Are You In Love?, Where's the Catch?, I'll Come Too, Power On

Worst: Can't Believe The Way We Flow (an ironic title for such an awkward track)
Jan 19, 2019
80
The influence is pretty apparent, but the songs are beautifully sung and produced. The whole album is a cohesive indie pop album with a variety of styles and production that seems unique while still in the same vein of pop and indie. The lyrics are heartfelt, but aren’t very complex or developed, and sound like what you’d expect to hear from contemporary music on the radio, or at church. Her music sounds like what the current trends of underground pop sound like, but she does it by ... read more
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