• Record Label:
  • Release Date:
The Family Image
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critic Reviews What's this?

User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: The seventh full-length studio release for hip hop collective BROCKHAMPTON was advertised as its final album before TM was announced as a surprise release the day before the release of The Family.
Buy Now
Buy on
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Nov 17, 2022
    90
    ‘The Family’ is the perfect BROCKHAMPTON album. It has a flawless balance on energy fuelled moments with more melancholic ones, and the departure in sound from previous efforts makes for a compelling full listen.
  2. Nov 18, 2022
    80
    The 17-track record is as hyperactive, heartfelt and honest as we’ve come to expect from the group.
  3. 80
    It sounds like The Family was BROCKHAMPTON’s most overtly challenging album to make, saturated with honesty even when it’s difficult. But there’s a sense that going out with intention freed them up creatively like never before.
  4. Nov 18, 2022
    80
    The Family is a brutally honest high-point to cap an amazing body of work.
  5. Nov 22, 2022
    72
    The record has a calculated fishbowl quality, chronicling the group’s rise and accelerated decline through the lens of a mercurial Svengali. It’s a victory lap with a slightly bitter aftertaste, like champagne left uncorked in a trashed hotel suite.
  6. Nov 17, 2022
    70
    A record that plays like an unwieldy and unravelling ode to all the twists and turns of Brockhampton’s journey.
  7. Nov 17, 2022
    60
    The album is so fragmented and so determined to forsake easy pleasures, with most of the songs hovering near the 90-second mark, that it comes to suggest a hip-hop version of Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention releases from the 1960s. ... For better or worse, The Family may, paradoxically, be Brockhampton’s most honest and adventurous effort since their debut.

See all 10 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Nov 19, 2022
    10
    incredible and emotional album that gets better on every listen. the perfect ending to a spectacular group that will prove to be ageless
  2. Nov 19, 2022
    10
    A hugely consistent album, Kevin is pouring his entire soul into this while talking about everything between the band and his personal life.A hugely consistent album, Kevin is pouring his entire soul into this while talking about everything between the band and his personal life. Production is insane, with some amazing samples. Gold Teeth’s beat is crazy. Expand
  3. Nov 19, 2022
    10
    This album emotionally, lyrically, candidly… it’s the curtain call. One listen in and I’m really blown away by Kevin’s self awareness andThis album emotionally, lyrically, candidly… it’s the curtain call. One listen in and I’m really blown away by Kevin’s self awareness and ability to work through his complicated feelings about his band, band mates, and the fans that influenced those relationships into compelling and infectious music.

    Life is complicated and it’s never felt so obvious than in 35 minutes of music. Kevin recognizes the fans that made this possible, but at the end of the day, it’s for him and it shows here. Can’t name a track it feels like one big song. But the band titled track really says it all. Things don’t happen to way you want them to all the time, but you can make the most out of it anyway.

    And for the fans, we can understand more than anyone during this journey. Love this band.
    Expand
  4. Nov 19, 2022
    8
    i do enjoy this album and i feel like it’s a good finale for the band. it reminds me of a good series finale for a good tv show, u can’t helpi do enjoy this album and i feel like it’s a good finale for the band. it reminds me of a good series finale for a good tv show, u can’t help but to enjoy it but you’re always thinking this is it for them. Expand
  5. Nov 26, 2022
    6
    This album consists mostly of unfinished, unpolished tracks. Not to mention the lack of input from anyone else in the band. Some tracks likeThis album consists mostly of unfinished, unpolished tracks. Not to mention the lack of input from anyone else in the band. Some tracks like "Big P&ssy*" and "The ending" had potential but get cut short. I don't understand why they had to make an entire album out of 1 mins long tracks.

    If you're going to listen to this album, do yourself a favour and skip any track that doesn't go pass the 2 mins mark. That's pretty much all that album has to offer.
    Expand
  6. Nov 24, 2022
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. boring asf!, even the good tracks sound choppy and unfinished Kevin's rapping gets boring over the record. The only thing that was fun about the LP! is the Ameer voice mail audio Expand