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  • Summary: The surprise release for Donald Glover features guest appearances from 21 Savage, Ariana Grande, and SZA.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Mar 24, 2020
    100
    3.15.20 captures the tumultuous contemporary moment. As society contends with sickness, anger, and fear, Glover remedies the malignancy while fueling the anguish. 3.15.20 signals an important shift for Childish Gambino and secures the album's spot as one of the best of the year.
  2. Mar 23, 2020
    100
    It is an ambitious album that can turn from hedonism to hope on a dime. And with its genre-hopping ethos, bold orchestral choices and pleasing tunefulness, it is the first truly boundary-pushing record of the 2020s, cementing its creator as a daring virtuoso.
  3. Mar 23, 2020
    83
    3.15.20 truly showcases Glover’s talents as a musician, producer, and songwriter. It’s a balanced body of work, not through its similarities, but rather its extreme contrasts.
  4. 80
    The impressive ‘3.15.20’ [is] well worth the wait.
  5. Mar 30, 2020
    80
    If 03.15.20 is a full stop to one of the most dynamic, inventive, frustratingly inconsistent discographies of the last decade. I'm not convinced Glover's multi-hyphenate brain could ever stop working away, creating shows and songs and short films and botching album rollouts to a ridiculous degree.
  6. Mar 31, 2020
    68
    Like an episode of Atlanta, 3.15.20 takes us in various, episodic directions that are snapshots into the thought process of Donald Glover. He ties it all together with the unifying, timeless theme of love. It’s just a shame his vision was marred by musical risk-taking that falls flat almost as much as it soars.
  7. Mar 23, 2020
    50
    ‘42.26’ - unmasked as the previously released ‘Feels Like Summer’ - and ‘47.48’ (which features his son Legend Glover) are the only other enjoyable tracks on the project. The other songs seem to fade and ultimately becomes background noise with no proper substance compared to Donald Glover’s other projects. Lacking the strong narrative thrust so apparent on his past albums, the project is incredibly disappointing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 57
  2. Negative: 3 out of 57
  1. Mar 23, 2020
    10
    Easily one of the best albums of the year. Maybe it doesn't have the same fluidity of other albums but that's what makes it so great it myEasily one of the best albums of the year. Maybe it doesn't have the same fluidity of other albums but that's what makes it so great it my opinion. Each song is like a completely different musical director for Donald. There's no way you could listen to this album and feel bored. Must listen. Expand
  2. May 16, 2020
    10
    Easily one of the most unique albums I've ever heard and I hope Childish Gambino continues with his musical endeavors.
  3. Jun 27, 2020
    10
    If 3.15.20 is indeed the last album of Donald Glover's Childish Gambino persona, this would be a fitting end, synthesizing the best aspectsIf 3.15.20 is indeed the last album of Donald Glover's Childish Gambino persona, this would be a fitting end, synthesizing the best aspects his first three albums. It combines the free-flowing bars of Camp, the idiosyncratic quirks of Because the Internet, and the soulful, oftentimes verging on eerie crooning of Awaken, My Love. I do wish CG had given more of the songs names however. Expand
  4. Mar 24, 2020
    9
    To call this album abstract would be an understatement. This album is very weird and from a long time Gambino fan, seems to be veryTo call this album abstract would be an understatement. This album is very weird and from a long time Gambino fan, seems to be very experimental. However, that doesn't take away from the overall quality of the project. This is one of Donald Glover's finest pieces of work. I would say it takes a bit of a learning curve to properly understand the album, but that adds to the complexity and greatness of the album. This album is weird to be quite frank, but it's very eye-opening at the same time. It feels like drifting in the void when hearing the complex instrumentals that Glover uses, and when he adds his vocals, it creates a sense of surrealism that just layers so well into the production. This album is strange, but it is the perfect kind of strange, and right now is the perfect time for this album. While this quarantine is in place, let yourself drift into the void and experience this magnificent art by Glover. Expand
  5. Mar 24, 2020
    9
    Grammy worthy fourth edition to Childish Gambino's expanding discography. experimental at times sweet and melodical at others. a trueGrammy worthy fourth edition to Childish Gambino's expanding discography. experimental at times sweet and melodical at others. a true masterpiece and his best work to date Expand
  6. Mar 26, 2020
    8
    This is an extremely strong album conceptually and sonically, and it is in strong contention for 2020’s album of the year. Childish Gambino’sThis is an extremely strong album conceptually and sonically, and it is in strong contention for 2020’s album of the year. Childish Gambino’s anthems for love and individual living will go down as some of his best, on an album that will age like a fine wine. If the Childish Gambino moniker is retired after this effort, it will not go quietly. Expand
  7. Mar 25, 2020
    0
    Sorry but this album is a disappointment and its literally random sounds. The worst production ive ever heard.

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