The album uses its glam-rock aspirations to underscore another blast of ne’er-do-well energy from the singer.
The collection is a satisfying showcase for the group’s range while making plain their core appeal with refreshing directness.
The album highlights the artist’s shortcomings as much as it does his sly appeal.
The band’s uniquely existential and observational approach to rock is, for the first time, beginning to wear thin.
The album is a ratification of “bigger and better,” an example of steady improvement through impeccable craft.
The album embraces a balance between composure and restless dissatisfaction.
The album creates a diasporic sound that foregrounds the origins of a plethora of musical genres.
A dance album about the loss of motivation brought on by romantic failure is intriguingly knotty but a bit self-defeating.
The album proves that the rapper can keep pace with his contemporaries while drawing on the history of hip-hop.
The album makes room for evocative, sensory lyrics and sonics that verge on the cinematic, but it also spends a lot of time on the mundane.
The album refines the singer’s sound, slowing tempos and removing sonic affectations to reveal a core of amorous pop anthems.
The album fuses existentially oriented lyrics with ferocious guitars and frantic percussion that sustain a sense of anxiety.
The album overcomes its slightness thanks to its willingness to dabble in different textures.
The album has the feel of a B-sides collection culled together as a cash-in on the rapper's death.
The album is a statement of exuberance from an artist who’s known to deal in gloom.
The album demonstrates the band’s versatility, locating something of a sweet spot.
The album buries what traces of melody there are beneath thundering drums and bass.
The album represents an evolution from trap easy-listening to big-canvas rap artistry.