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8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 185 Ratings

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  1. Negative: 14 out of 185

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  1. Dec 15, 2013
    1
    Sounds like any other modern rap artist. How about some Innovation? Beats that create an empty sound and bore me to death. His flow is OK, but becomes choppy at certain times.
  2. Dec 11, 2013
    2
    Everyone will forget this album in 2 weeks when the next fad-artist comes along to visit the lowest common denominator. This guy is so desperate for attention it's cringe-worthy. Has he even used the internet before? He should know it's better to release nothing than something mediocre and now he's done that two times in a row. Enjoy being used as marking point for self-important andEveryone will forget this album in 2 weeks when the next fad-artist comes along to visit the lowest common denominator. This guy is so desperate for attention it's cringe-worthy. Has he even used the internet before? He should know it's better to release nothing than something mediocre and now he's done that two times in a row. Enjoy being used as marking point for self-important and entitled rappers, Donald. Expand
  3. Aug 18, 2015
    3
    Gambino is quite possibly the worst rapper of all time, an actor who more than anything seems to want to do rap out of a ridiculous sense of self worth. He believes he’s some sort of musician when in reality he is incapable of making music which isn’t either still born or dangerously generic. As far as personality goes…it doesn’t go far at all, smug and pretentious he constantly plaguesGambino is quite possibly the worst rapper of all time, an actor who more than anything seems to want to do rap out of a ridiculous sense of self worth. He believes he’s some sort of musician when in reality he is incapable of making music which isn’t either still born or dangerously generic. As far as personality goes…it doesn’t go far at all, smug and pretentious he constantly plagues Hip-Hop’s Annals with feeble tripe already done over by tens of artists more successfully already. I cannot stress this aspect...the effort he gives is felt all over but the problem is he still sucks, his lyrics stink of effort which is comical when you consider the quality.

    He delves into subject and style which he handles poorly such as black strife and not having a sense of belonging but he is not someone who is even likeable and when covering such subjects he has the finesse of a blob fish thrown at a wall.
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  4. Mar 2, 2015
    2
    This dodgy, terribly produced and overall unsatisfying album relies on out of place flows and low lying bass lines to keep it afloat. Glover is obviously not suited the genre bending to suit himself and portray dull and uneventful things in his life
Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26
  1. Jan 28, 2014
    40
    This is a luxurious but ultimately hollow Faberge egg of a record. [Feb 2014, p.121]
  2. Jan 8, 2014
    70
    Because The Internet stands on its own musically. The project undoubtedly stands much taller when put in context of all the additional material released in order to create something bigger. [Dec 2013/Jan 2014, p.89]
  3. Jan 3, 2014
    70
    As a concept album on man's most abstract concept, Because the Internet is more than worth the download.