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.