• Record Label: Epic
  • Release Date: Jul 17, 2015
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
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  1. Aug 24, 2015
    90
    DS2 finds a hellish, motivating power by articulating how it’s possible to have the best time of your life during the worst time of your life. And it all sounds so good.
  2. 90
    DS2 is a uniformly awesome album, remarkable for the singularity of its vision, and it comes at absolutely the right time, when all eyes are on Future.
  3. In place of Pluto and Honest’s love songs are emissions from the depths of Future’s psyche where light is unable to penetrate and whose denizens are twisted and ferocious.
  4. Jul 22, 2015
    84
    Future was always straightforward, never ashamed to confess his depression or infatuation, but the narratives never felt so focused, nuanced, or vulnerable than here.
  5. 83
    Smartly abandoning the sappy balladry that alienated many on his debut album, Pluto, and trimming all the excess fat that made Honest, an otherwise solid sophomore effort, feel largely uneven, Future goes for the gut and DS2 can pack a wallop.
  6. 83
    DS2 is his strongest campaign yet, and it’s the first time a new Future album has met all expectations.
  7. The Source
    Oct 20, 2015
    80
    The album is sonically pleasing. [#267, p.92]
  8. Jul 28, 2015
    80
    Self-mythologizing aside, the music on DS2 is worthy of the praise lauded on Future.
  9. Jul 27, 2015
    80
    Dirty Sprite 2 doesn’t survey any new territory for the croaking crooner, but it magnifies the depth of his distress and channels it into an even richer multilayered sonic experience.
  10. Jul 22, 2015
    80
    Dirty Sprite 2 is a tremendous compendium of everything you want from a Future album in 2015.
  11. Jul 21, 2015
    80
    DS2 is a relentless, dud-free hour that adds in most of his recent highlights to complete the story of his last year.
  12. Jul 20, 2015
    80
    Four years after dropping his breakout mixtape, the follow-up is an exultant street album.
  13. Jul 20, 2015
    80
    A coherent, consistent album--both thematically and sonically--that captures where hip-hop’s resident astronaut is residing these days.
  14. Jul 20, 2015
    80
    With the release of the album DS2--Dirty Sprite 2, named after his hit mixtape -- he becomes a hip-hop version of Lee "Scratch" Perry, a strange and yet in command figure standing at the center of a slick, inventive swirl of music.
  15. Jul 20, 2015
    80
    If you've followed Future's recent moves, DS2 is not unprecedented, but it greatly enhances the brooding ambiance of his recent work, a dive further into the abyss.
  16. Jul 20, 2015
    80
    The majority of these beats hit to hurt, and though the emotional Future that listeners have come to know through past cuts "Throw Away" and "My Savages" has been dialled back, the honesty and vulnerability come through when it counts.
  17. Jul 24, 2015
    74
    [A] foggy, glorious mess of an album.
  18. Aug 12, 2015
    70
    It has little of the far-reaching ambition of Honest, but what it lacks in bold strokes, it more than makes up for in consistency.
  19. Jul 21, 2015
    70
    Produced by a handful of trusted Atlanta trap producers, DS2 is gothic, narcotic and full of overcast skies.
  20. Oct 8, 2015
    67
    Dirty Sprite 2, Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn's third album, is his most epicurean work yet.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 161 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 20 out of 161
  1. Jul 22, 2015
    10
    1. If you're from rap genius you're woat
    2. Future is a genius
    3. DS2 is a great album, where Future goes back to his roots and displays his
    1. If you're from rap genius you're woat
    2. Future is a genius
    3. DS2 is a great album, where Future goes back to his roots and displays his ability with legendary quotables
    4. Metro Boomin is a genius
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  2. Jul 21, 2015
    10
    By far best project by Future, beats are even better than they used to be. Lyrics are nothing special but that's not what it's about whenBy far best project by Future, beats are even better than they used to be. Lyrics are nothing special but that's not what it's about when talking about Future. 10/10 album. Full Review »
  3. Jul 23, 2015
    10
    Everything you want from a Future album, done properly. Took his recent mixtapes and built upon them while still staying in the lane that hisEverything you want from a Future album, done properly. Took his recent mixtapes and built upon them while still staying in the lane that his fans know and love. The people rating this a 0 are not fans of this type of music and thus are not giving this LP a proper review, as they are judging it from their narrow perspective of what they believe music should be. Full Review »