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  • Summary: The third full-length studio release for the rap trio features guest appearances from 2 Chainz, 21 Savage, Big Sean, Cardi B, Drake, Gucci Mane, Nicki Minaj, Post Malone, Travis Scott, and Ty Dolla Sign.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Jan 29, 2018
    80
    For such a gargantuan album, it’s surprisingly light on its feet, skipping nimbly between musical styles.
  2. Feb 1, 2018
    80
    Although the creative achievements aren’t revolutionary, they are thorough and consistent.
  3. Q Magazine
    Feb 13, 2018
    80
    A grand vision is hard to discern, but when it comes to bringing the party, Culture II delivers with a scale and swagger that's hard to resist. [Apr 2018, p.117]
  4. Jan 31, 2018
    70
    With Culture II they've given us just enough to keep us on the hook.
  5. Jan 30, 2018
    64
    It’s still a joy to hear the Migos rap, which is why it’s especially depressing that Culture II ultimately feels like a drag--a formless grab bag compiled without much care.
  6. Feb 1, 2018
    60
    Culture II ultimately feels less like a celebratory howl from the mountaintop than a transitional inventory dump. With its easily-trimmable 24 tracks, Culture II appears to be tailored to finesse chart rules, which count 1,500 individual song streams toward one full album sale.
  7. Jan 30, 2018
    40
    Culture II sounds like a satire of every other rap album released by a major label these days, catering to the lowest common denominator of casual music listener. As a business decision, it’s genius; as a piece of music, it’s little more than an elaborate consumer scam.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 30
  2. Negative: 9 out of 30
  1. Jan 30, 2018
    10
    The Migos have done it yet again with their sequel to the successful "C U L T U R E". Yes, the album was very long (24 tracks, 1hr. 46min.).The Migos have done it yet again with their sequel to the successful "C U L T U R E". Yes, the album was very long (24 tracks, 1hr. 46min.). But, all the songs were bangers! I can't wait for their next album!!! Expand
  2. Jan 29, 2018
    9
    Migos may not push the boundaries of music with their sequel to last year's incredibly successful "Culture", but it does represent a bold moveMigos may not push the boundaries of music with their sequel to last year's incredibly successful "Culture", but it does represent a bold move into newer territories and styles. "Stir Fry" is a fun, hooky anthem produced by Pharrell while "Gang Gang" is sure to be a summer hit.

    Any album with 24 songs will no doubt have filler, and "Culture II" is no exception. "Flooded" and "Beast" are substandard cuts that shouldn't have been included, but the bigger problem is listening fatigue. "Made Men" is an incredible Migos song but by the time I heard it, over an hour in, I was ready to be done with the album.
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  3. Jun 3, 2018
    8
    CULTURE 2 is a decent album, but just too long. The album should be the same length as CULTURE 1. The beats and production were a little bitCULTURE 2 is a decent album, but just too long. The album should be the same length as CULTURE 1. The beats and production were a little bit boring but still good. Takeoff saved the album from a 6 til an 8. Hope migos next album is shorter an ONLY fire. Expand
  4. Feb 3, 2018
    5
    C U L T U R E is not a masterpiece. It is an entertaining record, however, filled with strong trap bangers and tight flow from the trio thatC U L T U R E is not a masterpiece. It is an entertaining record, however, filled with strong trap bangers and tight flow from the trio that made it more than just a standard trap rap affair. And much like other rap artists that ride the trap game, they don't usually have a strong discography. And this is true as the follow-up to their blockbuster C U L T U R E album, Culture II, is a bloated slog. At over an hour and a half long, Culture II is all the worst traits of Migos, three rappers that spit whatever comes to their mind no matter how embarrassing (i.e. the line about Huggies) or repetitive the hooks are while riding on boring, midtempo, and stiff beats that do nothing but become a bore if you aren't in the mood for the songs. I don't hate this album as much as a lot of people do, but this is still a mediocre album that often just runs together for me and it doesn't feature much of any unique characteristics. There are a few exceptions with the album. Stir Fry is an absolute banger, no thanks to Pharrell Williams, Open It Up is pretty climactic and grandiose, and BBO does have some swagger to it. But for the most part it's the Migos doing their usual MO in what is otherwise an over glorified mixtape. You can't blame them for milking the streaming game, you can only blame the audience that eats this up and making Migos popular. Expand
  5. Feb 1, 2018
    4
    Everyone points to the length of the album, (24 tracks, 1:45:18) and while it is an issue, the lack in quality/effort is my what I have theEveryone points to the length of the album, (24 tracks, 1:45:18) and while it is an issue, the lack in quality/effort is my what I have the biggest problem with. There are plenty of lengthy rap albums that are all time great projects but the way Migos threw in a bunch of tracks that felt half assed just drags the album down. I found myself really struggling to get through the album in one sitting. There are a handfull of redeemable tracks but they are buried by a majority of the album. My personal favorite track was "Made Men" which came off smooth as hell imo. Expand
  6. Jan 29, 2018
    3
    WHY WAS THE ALBUM SO DAMN LONG!
    I like Migos, i really do, but i like them is small doses. They aren't versatile enough to release a 24 song
    WHY WAS THE ALBUM SO DAMN LONG!
    I like Migos, i really do, but i like them is small doses. They aren't versatile enough to release a 24 song album.
    There are definitely some good songs in there, but you have to go through a whole pile of crap to find them, it took me 3 days to listen to the whole album once, because after 7 songs i was already so tired of listening them.
    I liked Motorsport, Emoji a chain, Too playa and Mad Men. But the rest is just sooooo annoying to listen to. Seriously, Migos should have cut it down to at least 10 songs, because the rest was simply unnecessary crap
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  7. Feb 4, 2018
    0
    trash, trash, trash, trash, trash, trash, trash, trash, trash, trash, trash, trash, trash

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