My Album Ratings

I really enjoy listening to new music when it comes out every Friday. Spotify has a neat page that gives you a list of new albums each week that you can browse through. I try to keep up with interesting new releases including Hiphop, Rap, and Country but I don't discrimanate between genres or album age. This serves as a log of some of the things I've listened to and my specific opinions on them.

My "rating" system is pretty simple. I rate albums on a five star scale:

  1. Pass. I probably won't listen to this again.
  2. Meh. I didn't really like it but I could be convinced to give it another try
  3. Decent. I enjoyed it but it wasn't anything special.
  4. Yeah! This album was good, and I probably added some songs from it to a playlist.
  5. FIRE! I have it on repeat.

My full listen log is on my LastFM.


Album: Future Hndrxx Presents: The WIZRD

Artist: Future

Rating: Yeah!

Solid album with some good hard-hitting 808 mafia (among others) beats and the standard Future flow that you'd expect. I really enjoyed the Travis Scott feature too. My favorite tracks were Jumpin on a Jet, F&N, and First Off (feat Travis Scott).

Listened on: Friday Jan 18th, 2019


Album: YSIV

Artist: Logic

Rating: Yeah!

I have to say that I really vibe with Logic even though I don't have many of his songs on playlists of mine. His albums are pretty easy to listen through all the way. Depite being really dense, this album was a good work listener.

Listened on: Friday Jan 04th, 2019


Album: Hoodie SZN

Artist: A Boogie wit da Hoodie

Rating: Decent.

This is a pretty easy-listening album with good lyrics, some beats you can bounce to, and a decently long length. My favorite tracks were 4 Min Convo and Bosses and Workers. Would listen again.

Listened on: Friday Dec 21st, 2018


Album: i am > i was

Artist: 21 savage

Rating: Decent.

A good project with some fun surprise features. Unfortunately 21 didn't really have any new flows but the beats are all pretty good. I'll probably listen again at some point.

Listened on: Friday Dec 21st, 2018


Album: Dying To Live

Artist: Kodak Black

Rating: Yeah!

This album is an improvement on Kodaks past projects and he seems to be getting better and better with each one. The lyrics seem pretty thought out which makes sense considering the time he spent in jail. Most of the beats have that bounce to them which I liked.

Listened on: Thursday Dec 20th, 2018


Album: I Hate My Life and I Really Wish People Would Stop Telling Me Not To

Artist: $ILKMONEY

Rating: Meh.

This project is really short and has very little content to evaluate. I think he's got some good flows but was unimpressed with the fact the whole project was only 19 minutes.

Listened on: Wednesday Dec 19th, 2018


Album: HOOLIGANS

Artist: Vic Mensa

Rating: Yeah!

Vic delivered on this EP with some really good production and flows. My favorite track was Reverse (feat. G-Eazy).

Listened on: Friday Dec 14th, 2018


Album: Missed Calls

Artist: Kid Ink

Rating: Yeah!

I'm a fan of Kid Ink but hadn't heard anything about him in a while. Similar to some of his other music, it's goot good rap but also hits a smooth almost R&B vibe. My favorite tracks were both solo tracks: Tomahawk and Do Me Wrong.

Listened on: Friday Dec 14th, 2018


Album: Noise Complaint

Artist: Koe Wetzel

Rating: Yeah!

This one has been out for a while but I had never given it a full listen through. Koe was a top artist on my sisters 2018 Spotify stats so I wanted to give it a try and I'm glad I did. High energy. Favorite tracks include Something to Talk About, Fuss & Fight, and I'm Done.

Listened on: Friday Dec 7th, 2018


Album: SKINS

Artist: XXXTENTACION

Rating: Meh.

I haven't been able to get into much XXX music. This guy seemed pretty troubled (as an individual) which can sometimes mean good music. I think his music has emotion but it's not really something that vibes with me. This posthumous album seemed sloppy as if it is a fame or money grab by those managing his estate.

Listened on: Friday Dec 7th, 2018


Album: Evil Genius

Artist: Gucci Mane

Rating: Yeah!

East Atlanta Santa finally strikes again and pretty late in the year. I really liked the production on this album. My highlight tracks are I'm Not Going' (feat. Kevin Gates), Father's Day, and Hard Feelings.

Listened on: Friday Dec 7th, 2018


Album: Some Rap Songs

Artist: Earl Sweatshirt

Rating: Decent.

I really want to like this album because I think Earl is an extremely talented artist. However, this thing really lacks polish (and that is probably what he was going for). The mixing is so chaotic though that I have trouble enjoying it. I wish it was more "voice forward" given how talented he is.

Listened on: Friday Nov 30th, 2018


Album: Street Gossip

Artist: Lil Baby

Rating: Decent.

I honestly didn't think I'd like this album because I thought I didn't care for Lil Baby but I was pleasently surprised with a pretty decent album with good features and production. My favorite track was Realist In It (feat. Gucci Mane & Offset).

Listened on: Friday Nov 30th, 2018


Album: Championships

Artist: Meek Mill

Rating: Yeah!

Despite not adding any songs from this to a playlist of mine, I really enjoyed listening to this album. Meek works with a good team and you can tell. Really solid production and he's got some good bars too. Will likely listen again soon.

Listened on: Friday Nov 30th, 2018


Album: STOKELEY

Artist: Ski Make The Slump God

Rating: Meh.

This album was tough for me to listen to. Very agressive. I don't necessarily think it's bad, but I just don't vibe with it much. I'd give it another try after hearing from a Ski Mask fan.

Listened on: Friday Nov 30th, 2018


Album: Stream of Thought Vol. 2

Artist: Black Thought

Rating: Decent.

This was my first Black Thought album and I have to say that I really enjoyed it. The lyrics are really good and actually have meaning. I'd definitely listen again in the future if I was in the mood for "Concious Rap."

Listened on: Monday Nov 26th, 2018


Album: Creed II: The Album

Artist: Mike WiLL Made-It

Rating: Yeah!

I really love Mike WiLL's production and this thing is as good as any he's produced. Major bangers and lots of good features. My favorite tracks were Kill 'Em With Success (with Earz, ScHoolboy Q, & 2 Chainz and F.I.G.H.T. by Eearz, Gucci Mane, YG, Trouble, Quavo & Juicy J.

Listened on: Fri Nov 16th, 2018


Album: ASTROWORLD

Artist: Travis Scott

Rating: FIRE!

TURN UP! IT'S LIT! What can I saw about this? This album bangs and it's probably my new #1 album, perhaps my #1 of 2018. Favorite tracks include STARGAZING, SICKO MODE, NO BYSTANDERS, and WHO? WHAT!

Listened on: Fri Aug 10th, 2018