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  • Summary: The fourth full-length release from the Atlanta rapper features a guest appearance by The Weeknd and was a surprise release after announcing it two days prior.

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Low Life
High, high, get, get, gettin' high, everybody gettin' high Get, get, get, gettin' high, you're unbelievably high I just took some molly, what else?... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. EVOL is one of if not the best project Future has under his name, and while it may not feel as grandiose and capital I Important as DS2 in his legacy, it pushes his sound forward while he continues to stretch himself as an MC, songwriter, and lyricist.
  2. Feb 10, 2016
    80
    EVOL is only the latest building block on one of the most impressive runs from any rapper we’ve seen, and Future shows no signs of slowing down for anything.
  3. Feb 19, 2016
    80
    Again Future marshals the glittering soundscapes expertly, his tuneful flow reining in the beats while imbuing all the fragility, heartsickness and aggression that make it the most impressive instrument in rap right now.
  4. Feb 9, 2016
    70
    His intensity is consistent and his affinity for recognizing his fans favor is respectable. He doesn’t change things up much sonically, which is a welcomed critique.
  5. Feb 9, 2016
    65
    While EVOL seems to be more consistent than "Purple Reign," it doesn't quite hold up to his previous releases. EVOL leaves you wanting more but not in a good way.
  6. 60
    His raps here still stick fairly closely to the trap-music conventions that have dominated the hip-hop scene in Future’s hometown Atlanta for the past decade or so.
  7. The Wire
    Mar 22, 2016
    40
    Despite the bloodlettting and reckless spending, Future just sounds bored. And occasionally lazy. [Apr 2016, p.50]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 4 out of 12
  1. Feb 16, 2016
    10
    Future has elevated the trap genre to a new level and established a distinct sound with Metro Booming and Southside. EVOL is a great counterFuture has elevated the trap genre to a new level and established a distinct sound with Metro Booming and Southside. EVOL is a great counter to DS2 and shows how he can be dynamic and consistent at the SAME DAMN TIME. Expand
  2. Apr 13, 2017
    10
    THIS IS FUTURES BEST EVER PROJECT.... I was worried that quantity was taking over quality for this new album.... BUT OH HOW I WAS WRONG...THIS IS FUTURES BEST EVER PROJECT.... I was worried that quantity was taking over quality for this new album.... BUT OH HOW I WAS WRONG... this album is perefct, different beats, different feels, different sounds, good contrast between songs and "low life" with the weeknd just gives that little cherry on top. The quality of every song is perfect.... you can just feel how much effort was put into this album. What a piece of art, just wow !! Drizzy and Kanye got some compettion Collapse Expand
  3. Feb 11, 2016
    10
    THIS IS FUTURES BEST EVER PROJECT.... I was worried that quantity was taking over quality for this new album.... BUT OH HOW I WAS WRONG...THIS IS FUTURES BEST EVER PROJECT.... I was worried that quantity was taking over quality for this new album.... BUT OH HOW I WAS WRONG... this album is perefct, different beats, different feels, different sounds, good contrast between songs and "low life" with the weeknd just gives that little cherry on top. The quality of every song is perfect.... you can just feel how much effort was put into this album. What a piece of art, just wow !! Drizzy and Kanye got some compettion Expand
  4. Mar 2, 2016
    5
    To say that this album is mediocre I think would be a little overly disparaging; nevertheless, on EVOL Future is just following the sameTo say that this album is mediocre I think would be a little overly disparaging; nevertheless, on EVOL Future is just following the same formula he’s established for several projects now, which has become obnoxiously redundant at this point. Expand
  5. Jul 28, 2019
    5
    The fact that EVOL's style is a bit different makes the album bearable. There are standouts like Low Life and I really appreciate Future notThe fact that EVOL's style is a bit different makes the album bearable. There are standouts like Low Life and I really appreciate Future not filling the album to oblivion. Expand
  6. Jul 18, 2017
    3
    what..........................................................................................................................................what........................................................................................................................................................................ Expand
  7. Jan 15, 2017
    0
    Future is still going on his monotonous, autotuned and meaningless trap, this album is just bad, all the songs sounds the **** same, stillFuture is still going on his monotonous, autotuned and meaningless trap, this album is just bad, all the songs sounds the **** same, still bragging songs about how many **** he cheated on, this **** is just boring... what make people say "yeah this is good music" i can't stand Expand

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