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Generally favorable reviews- based on 87 Ratings

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  • Summary: The fifth full-length studio release fro the rapper includes production from DJ Khaled, DY, Metro Boomin, Southside, Tarentino, Tre Pounds and Zaytoven.

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Mask Off
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Feb 21, 2017
    80
    With exciting production that features his usual cast of ATL tastemakers who are (in some cases) paired with surprising co-producers like Jake One and !llmind, Future has crafted an opus full of bangers.
  2. Feb 22, 2017
    80
    FUTURE is lively and engaging, with production and rapping that feels consciously animated.
  3. Feb 23, 2017
    80
    The combination of one voice and one like-minded production team makes for a very clear, concise body of work, which FUTURE definitely is.
  4. Feb 21, 2017
    65
    After a year of baited breathing, we seem to have arrived at an in-between. There's still plenty of fun to be had in the waiting room, but let's hope he has more in store for the next appointment.
  5. Q Magazine
    Mar 14, 2017
    60
    Two good albums, then--but more editing could have produced a single excellent one. [May 2017, p.104]
  6. Feb 22, 2017
    60
    Future improves upon his 2016 output. Although the 17-track, hour-long affair lasts way too long, Future sounds fully engaged.
  7. 50
    It’s not the glut of product that’s Future’s problem. Future’s problem is that, like his cohort Drake, he’s drunk on his own myth, and unlike Drake, his (intentionally) limited skill set doesn’t have any obvious backdoors to sneak out of for his career’s third act.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12
  1. Feb 27, 2017
    10
    I honestly (and controversially) found this to be Future's best album yet. More refined hooks, punchier lines and pleasantly subtle changesI honestly (and controversially) found this to be Future's best album yet. More refined hooks, punchier lines and pleasantly subtle changes in production in comparison to previous records. The production efforts make the album sound less like a generic trap record and more exotic and experimental with records like "Mask Off" having Asian influences and "Zoom" having a very hypnotic chime sound looping.

    The record makes a shift in production over Future's "Like Always" rapping in such a subtle way that it makes the album sound so much more intriguing and fresh but at the same time doesn't distance itself enough to put off old school Future fans. This record is not just Future repeating his formula that works very well to begin with but is expanding from a very good formula to something that works so much better. Other notable production efforts in the album is from the song "Massage in my Room" with a very sci fi-esk ringing loops and the song "Scrape" that has a very experimental hook and instrumental.

    Overall, I would recommend this to any Future fan and I also think this record would be more intriguing to those who have brushed of Future in the past.
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  2. May 3, 2018
    10
    Beautifully textured and luminous production, complimented by the equally hypnotic vocals. Lyrics are playful by Future's standards, with aBeautifully textured and luminous production, complimented by the equally hypnotic vocals. Lyrics are playful by Future's standards, with a touch of much appreciated introspection here and there. Expand
  3. Jun 5, 2020
    9
    Future's self-titled record is definitely a majestic example of one of the good ways to create and assemble a more-than-decent trap album.Future's self-titled record is definitely a majestic example of one of the good ways to create and assemble a more-than-decent trap album. Future is filled with really enjoyably wavy songs (High Demands, Feds Did a Sweep, When I Was Broke and Might As Well above all), hard bangers (POA, Rent Money, Poppin' Tags and Flip) and very good trap stuff (Good Dope, I'm So Groovy, Massage in My Room, Super Trapper and of course Mask Off). The productions excelled and variegated, and Future's flows and lyrics almost always suit in. Future succeeds in holding the weight of a 20-tracks-long record without needing the help of anyone (Drake, Lamar and YG are good adds but not so essential), and manages to put in a trap project artists such as Kendrick Lamar who are more used to conscious hh sounds without sounding weird or out of place at all! Definitely a milestone! Expand
  4. Apr 16, 2017
    5
    Usually I am a huge Future fan and was very hyped for this release, due to it being self titled I had high expectations however I was leftUsually I am a huge Future fan and was very hyped for this release, due to it being self titled I had high expectations however I was left disappointed. This project is far from awful, however it sounds bland and as if Future is rapping in autopilot about familiar topics such as guns and drugs. This project lacks depth or cohesiveness and is filled to the brim with filler tracks. The only real stand out was 'Mask Off' and even that is flavourless lyrically. Expand
  5. Feb 21, 2017
    5
    Too many album fillers and it makes the listening experience overwhelming. Not terrible but nowhere near good. The production is often lazyToo many album fillers and it makes the listening experience overwhelming. Not terrible but nowhere near good. The production is often lazy and repetitive and I don't know if 808 Mafia is to blame or not. This is a very sloppy effort for the self proclaimed "super trapper." Expand
  6. May 16, 2017
    4
    This album had perhaps the most lackluster lines we’ll hear all year from a prominent musician, with its ugliness and shallowness resulting inThis album had perhaps the most lackluster lines we’ll hear all year from a prominent musician, with its ugliness and shallowness resulting in a long and lame work; you’ve taken a wrong turn if you listen to this album in search of any substantial quality. My Score: 78/180 (Bad) = 4.3/10 Expand
  7. Mar 3, 2017
    0
    Did not like this one bit, probably the worst Album/mixtape he will do in his career, i miss the Future who did Pluto, that album was so dope,Did not like this one bit, probably the worst Album/mixtape he will do in his career, i miss the Future who did Pluto, that album was so dope, this is sounds like something put together in his garage and written lyrics in one day... hope he gets back to his Pluto days Expand

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