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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: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  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. 100
    3.15.20 is as spell-binding, illuminating and honest as any of the great albums in recent history. Aspects hold themselves as hard and brutal as Kanye West's Yeezus, yet these moments are tempered by ones of beauty and elegance as enthralling as anything you’d find on Solange’s recent records, or Tame Impala’s for that.
  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 23, 2020
    80
    There’s something oddly reassuring about these songs — not just “12.38,” a laidback R&B slow jam about a drug-addled sexual encounter, or the sweetly romantic “24.19,” but all 12 of them, even those in which Glover sounds close to overwhelmed by his many misgivings.
  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: 34 out of 42
  2. Negative: 3 out of 42
  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. Mar 29, 2020
    10
    Great album boiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii
  3. Mar 23, 2020
    10
    Sounds intimate, has a good concept, good singing, production, made me truly smile, and I find myself very happy with this project.
  4. Mar 29, 2020
    9
    I will always appreciate when artists that risks with their music, and Gambino is a great example of that. There are so many underlying andI will always appreciate when artists that risks with their music, and Gambino is a great example of that. There are so many underlying and subliminal themes in this album that are generously disguised by mixed vocals and sounds. Now I will admit, some of the sounds are strange and seem out of place, but it did grow on me. Not as good as Awaken My Love! but definitely a good work of art. Expand
  5. Mar 23, 2020
    9
    A very surprising album by Childish Gambino. This is his 4th studio album and it also his best. This album isn't narrative like songs from hisA very surprising album by Childish Gambino. This is his 4th studio album and it also his best. This album isn't narrative like songs from his previous album or doesn't have a defined genre like his previous but it is his best-produced album to date. This album feels more experimental and some of Childish Gambino fans might not like this album more than his previous. I can understand why this album would get horrible reviews by many. It is such a weird album. A lot of the sounds on this album are unexpected. A lot of noises, singing, with some rapping throughout this entire album. Expand
  6. Mar 25, 2020
    9
    Great album, very experimental sounds a lot like an Awaken my love and Yeezus mix.
  7. Mar 23, 2020
    0
    This project is like **** in your ear for one hours, mixed with animal sounds and cringy lyrics.

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