Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Jan 27, 2012
    He's probably not going to be a break-out star, but it's hard to imagine that there will be many more original or satisfying rap long-players this year.
  2. Apr 4, 2012
    Habits & Contradictions is a pleasurable listen with head-scratchingly pretty samplings and lyrics more or less liberated from value care of Q's devotion to "weed and brews" and the delirious enjoyment of something so simple as saying "fuck" a lot.
  3. 88
    The key is confidence. Moments that would be cringe-inducing if delivered by the less intrepid come across as triumphant.
  4. An insistent, vital, full frontal assault.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Feb 18, 2012
    Very classic album Schoolboy Q did it again. His mixtapes & albums are instant classics. He taking hip hop by storm and he's bringing it back to the top of the food chain Full Review »
  2. Feb 8, 2012
    TDE! Dope from start to finish. Sacreligious, Hands on the Wheel, Blessed, and There He Go are my favorites. I desperately need a Black Hippy album (kendrick lamar, ab soul, schoolboy q, and jay rock) The songs they have now are so freaking good. Full Review »
  3. Feb 12, 2012
    Nothing new, but definitely a good album, well produced and performed better. From an independent album, perhaps one can not expect better, but between "Section.80" and "Habits & Contraddiction" certainly prefer Schoolboy Q. Full Review »