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  • Summary: The debut solo studio release for the Odd Future rapper includes guest appearances from such guests as Domo Genesis, Mac Miller, Frank Ocean, RZA, Vince Staples, and Tyler, The Creator.
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Sunday
I know it don't seem difficult to hit you up But you not passionate about half the shit that you into, and I ain't havin' it And we both know that I... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Aug 22, 2013
    100
    This is knockabout punchline rap made into high art, a psychedelic visionquest to the taqueria on a skateboard.
  2. When listening to Doris, you're going to want to have lyrics nearby or else you're going to miss well over half of what's being said. It makes for an album that's hard to listen to without putting in some effort, but the results speak for themselves as Doris proves to be both a rewarding and engrossing listen, even if there are still a few kinks to be worked out.
  3. Aug 19, 2013
    80
    It’s a work as notable for its technical achievements as its nuanced themes, and that’s almost as impressive considering that so many artists lack in one or both of those fields.
  4. Aug 20, 2013
    80
    He's struggling to reconcile the unease of his past with the confusion of his present, but Doris proves that Earl's future is secure.
  5. Uncut
    Oct 10, 2013
    80
    A joy to listen to. [Nov 2013, p.69]
  6. Nov 26, 2013
    70
    Doris may not get the party started, but it's still an inspiring album.
  7. Aug 27, 2013
    58
    It often feels less like a finished work than a sketchbook, a jumble of beats and raps (about half of them from guests) with little in the way of hooks, choruses, or general songcraft to tie them together.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
  1. Aug 22, 2014
    10
    One of the greatest albums of recent history when taken as a whole. 'Burgundy', 'Sunday', and 'Hoarse' are absolutely tremendous feats. TheOne of the greatest albums of recent history when taken as a whole. 'Burgundy', 'Sunday', and 'Hoarse' are absolutely tremendous feats. The good outweighs the fault to such an extent that it can be given no score lower than perfection. Expand
  2. Aug 20, 2013
    10
    Earl Sweatshirt's Doris is by far the best hip hop album to be released this year and even one of the finest albums to be released this yearEarl Sweatshirt's Doris is by far the best hip hop album to be released this year and even one of the finest albums to be released this year as well. Earl's lyrical ability is more top notch than ever! With some of the best production from The Neptunes and RZA and special features from fellow Odd Future Members: Domo Genesis, Frank Ocean & Tyler, The Creator including Vince Staples, Mac Miller & Casey Veggies. Doris is definitely the album Earl fans have been waiting for and after listening will be begging for more and will forget Earl's debut in 2010. Expand
  3. Aug 20, 2013
    9
    I've been anticipating this album for months and knowing that talent that Earl Sweatshirt possesses, I expected it to be great. This albumI've been anticipating this album for months and knowing that talent that Earl Sweatshirt possesses, I expected it to be great. This album shattered my expectations, because it turned out to be more than great. There is a specific formula that an rapper must follow in order to make a great album. He must have great beats, great rhymes and he must be passionate. All of this was delivered in this album. With all that being said, I feel that this album is great for hip-hop as a whole. Many rappers try to follow a trend when they make an album and focus only on potential sales. Earl goes the complete other direction and opts to give this album a gritty 90's hip-hop feel reminiscent of Wu-Tang. This album brings you back to when music was about music and not gimmicks. This is one of the best albums of the year NO CHALLENGE. Expand
  4. Sep 5, 2013
    9
    Earl's debut album since his return from Samoa features simplistic beats with dark styles and undertones that allow Earl to show off hisEarl's debut album since his return from Samoa features simplistic beats with dark styles and undertones that allow Earl to show off his impressive lyrical ability and unbelievable flow, while also featuring the likes of many top rappers. One of the best rap albums I've ever heard. Expand
  5. Aug 27, 2013
    8
    One of the best rap albums to be released in 2013 so far. Great flow and great production. I also liked the fact that the tracks were short.One of the best rap albums to be released in 2013 so far. Great flow and great production. I also liked the fact that the tracks were short. My favorite are: Pre, Chum, and Molasses. Expand
  6. Oct 4, 2019
    8
    This album was ahead of it's time lmao. It has been about 6 years and will be even more in the deep future. I want to say the fact that thisThis album was ahead of it's time lmao. It has been about 6 years and will be even more in the deep future. I want to say the fact that this was a good restart to his discography, he puts very much time in making one album( about 3 years or whatever) and it is worth the wait. This is an 8, not a 9 or lower than a 6.5 or even 7 because angry and depressive lyrics of Earl dominate this. The beats are almost phantomic or scary, like Centurion's and shows the abilities of Thebe. Expand
  7. May 2, 2022
    4
    Snooze-worthy production, Monotone delivery. Just a generally boring project. I was waiting for the album to be over the entire time. TheSnooze-worthy production, Monotone delivery. Just a generally boring project. I was waiting for the album to be over the entire time. The reason I have given this album a 4 is because it contributes to my enjoyment of both Earl's and Tyler's later projects just to see how much they have both grown as a rapper and a producer respectively. A stepping stone to be sure, in a similar vein to Goblin. Expand

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