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  • Summary: The hip hop collective follow their first #1 album, 2018's Iridescence, with this self-produced 12-song set.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Sep 4, 2019
    90
    Their most mature and concise work to date.
  2. Sep 26, 2019
    89
    The album brims with delicate moments like the title track and standout "Victor Roberts." In the former, plumes of electronics caress empathetic lines with genuine emotion, while the latter introduces new associate Victor Roberts with crystallized observations of childhood trauma and grimy electricity. Exhibition of vulnerability and invincibility, Ginger blood-lets an emotional palette where wounds are finally left to heal.
  3. 85
    GINGER yields a sound that is more emotionally evolved than any album thus far. ... The result is BROCKHAMPTON have finally come of age.
  4. 75
    Since GINGER contains more fresh ideas than almost every great rap album of 2019 combined, once again it’s hard to pin down why it feels like such a relief when it finally ends, why traditional technicians like Dababy and Megan Thee Stallion and their fellow hype-turning-institution, Cardi B feel like they deliver more satisfying fulfillment of what they promise.
  5. Aug 24, 2019
    65
    Even the prettiest BROCKHAMPTON songs can feel cramped, but many of these songs, though each endowed with their little moments, are disorganized or inefficient.
  6. Aug 27, 2019
    64
    While Iridescence proved that the group could survive Vann’s abrupt departure, Ginger exposes their creative limitations. Although their winning streak may be over, Ginger has enough good ideas to suggest that with a bit more editing, Brockhampton can potentially reclaim their footing.
  7. Aug 27, 2019
    50
    They rarely take these topics [mental health, relationships, addiction, and their faith in God] too far past surface level brushes, resulting in a lot of talking sad and saying nothing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
  1. Sep 2, 2019
    10
    The rolling stones is totally off here, and should really regret creating such a blatantly biased review. The lyric work in this album wasThe rolling stones is totally off here, and should really regret creating such a blatantly biased review. The lyric work in this album was noticeably concentrated, in my opinion, compared to their other albums.

    This album is one of their best. A lot of very popular, replayable songs due to the high quality sampling-- iridescence, which had noticeably higher critic reviews, didn't have half this popularity,
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  2. Aug 31, 2019
    10
    Great, versatile, clever and sensitive and vulnerable.
    Great atmosphere.
    Great use of sampling and great performances from everybody.
  3. Sep 28, 2019
    9
    Their best album hands down. Really enjoyed that collab with slowthai. Best songs on the album: NO HALO, BIG BOY, IF YOU PRAY RIGHT and HEAVENTheir best album hands down. Really enjoyed that collab with slowthai. Best songs on the album: NO HALO, BIG BOY, IF YOU PRAY RIGHT and HEAVEN BELONGS TO YOU. Expand
  4. Aug 24, 2019
    8
    GINGER is an excellent album and for sure lives up to the hype it generated with its various singles prior to its release. It goes for a muchGINGER is an excellent album and for sure lives up to the hype it generated with its various singles prior to its release. It goes for a much more emotional and introspective feel vs their previous albums but still retains that funky and high energy feeling with tracks like "IF YOU PRAY RIGHT", "HEAVEN BELONGS TO YOU", and "BOY BYE". "ST. PERCY" is another track that I find very enjoyable and a highlight on this album, the instrumental is so satisfying and listening to bearface really rap instead of singing was a nice surprise. "LOVE ME FOR LIFE" gains all my respect as well mainly for Merlyn's crazy verse. "SUGAR", "NO HALO", "DEARLY DEPARTED", and "VICTOR ROBERTS" take a much different direction that works really well for what BROCKHAMPTON are going for on this album overall and are all fantastic tracks. The only tracks I thought were a miss was "GINGER", "I BEEN BORN AGAIN", and "BIG BOY". These tracks are just hard for me to get into and don't work in some ways, especially on "I BEEN BORN AGAIN". Joba's voice should never be that low on a track. GINGER is 80% amazing and deserves an 8. Expand
  5. Aug 26, 2019
    8
    "GINGER" is not an album for the average consumer. Its sound is vast, with a handful of genres, tempos, and topics being presented. This"GINGER" is not an album for the average consumer. Its sound is vast, with a handful of genres, tempos, and topics being presented. This album will be greatly appreciated by the fans of BROCKHAMPTON. This album showed a large amount of growth and direction shift in their artistry. They deliberately choose not to make another "SATURATION" and moved on from the initial shock of Ameer being kicked out in "IRIDESCENCE". This is a confident album. There are extremely strong tracks like "NO HALO", "SUGAR", "DEARLY DEPARTED", and "ST. PERCY". Also some weak ones as well, "I'VE BEEN BORN AGAIN", and "GINGER". Overall, every member had shinning moments as well as a few missteps. I enjoyed this one a lot. Expand
  6. Sep 12, 2019
    8
    Overall, a very solid album but it doesn’t reach the standard set by the saturation trilogy. I would say it’s better than iridescence (feltOverall, a very solid album but it doesn’t reach the standard set by the saturation trilogy. I would say it’s better than iridescence (felt like a more complete album) however, it’s just missing the “wow” factor that made the saturation albums so great. Expand
  7. Oct 3, 2019
    0
    Crooked dude. His music speaks from himself. Nothing new and terribly boring. Let's get some original content lame-o.

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