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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the rapper features guest appearance from 2Chainz, Beyoncé, Big Sean, City Girls, Da Baby, Lil Durk, Popcaan, SZA,, and Young Thug.
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
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  1. Nov 20, 2020
    100
    Megan Thee Stallion’s talents are a moveable feast – she sounds as at home snarling over the minimal 80s gangsta rap of Girls in the Hood as she does with Beyoncé’s voice weaving around hers on Savage Remix.
  2. Nov 20, 2020
    90
    ‘Good News’ is a triumph, and a late contender for Album Of The Year.
  3. 83
    Good News showcases Megan the Stallion’s creative depth, her euphonious inventiveness, and libidinous wordplay.
  4. Nov 23, 2020
    80
    While Megan Thee Stallion presented herself as a force to be reckoned with from her earliest material, Good News finds her triple-X-rated sex rhymes, imposing charm, and ability to make it all appear effortless reaching new levels.
  5. Nov 24, 2020
    80
    Her party-girl braggadocio feels more nuanced by recent tragedy. Yes, listeners are blasted with sex-positive bangers that bounce from wall-to-wall, like the infectious "Body," which will surely be gentrified by White TikTok in the coming days, but these moments are made human next to moments like "Circles" where she reflects on recent trauma.
  6. Nov 23, 2020
    80
    Megan’s own flow is musical enough to offer its own hooks without outside ornamentation. A track like “Body” shows Megan’s pop strengths as she stretches the title into a stream of ody-ody-odys so bouncy you can practically see booties popping to the beat.
  7. Nov 23, 2020
    70
    While Megan is still figuring herself out stylistically, she’s undeniably in touch with herself. Throughout Good News, Megan doesn’t spend all that much time referencing her beloved alter egos: the pimp persona of Tina Snow, the lustful Hot Girl, and the relatable Suga. Rather, she coalesces qualities of each in her lyricism and delivery, suggesting that the mask is off and she’s being wholly, 100% herself.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 62 out of 193
  1. Nov 21, 2020
    10
    i love this album. really showed off versatility, bars and talent with this. and for the jealous barbz & bardigang leaving bad reviews, smd & kys
  2. Nov 22, 2020
    10
    A F***ing serve!!!!! ... One of the best hip hop albums i ever heard, i love it, this is the hip hop album I'll always need in my life
  3. Nov 20, 2020
    10
    It's amazing. Meghan this is a diamond, I'm speechless, really, I'm super happy with this.
  4. Nov 22, 2020
    9
    Megan's flow and energy on the mic is beyond that of most rappers this early into their career, and on Good News she flourishes her skillsetMegan's flow and energy on the mic is beyond that of most rappers this early into their career, and on Good News she flourishes her skillset showing off higher-budget sounds to play with. Most tracks hit in a quick, 2-3 minute manner where they strike sonically almost as quick as they simply end, making standouts very easy to replay and low points even easier to avoid or forget. This may not be a full step of evolution artistically and musically, but for one of the most consistent in the genre it's another notch to the belt. Expand
  5. Nov 28, 2020
    5
    I swear to God I wanted to like this but it's just impossible. I don't know HOW it got such a high rating from the critics, but just byI swear to God I wanted to like this but it's just impossible. I don't know HOW it got such a high rating from the critics, but just by looking at the public review and comparing it to the critic's you can say they were... well... you know. This album is totally disconnected, having different soundings every 3 or 4 songs. Plus, Megan's one flow doesn't do anything new here. I love Savage and GITH but they don't belong here. They were put in the soundtrack only for numbers, but instead of doing an entire album around the, she just threw a bunch of songs a long with it and called it an album. Expand
  6. Nov 20, 2020
    1
    the versatility just isn’t there. don’t rock me to sleep, one of the very few versatile tracks just so happens to be awful
  7. Nov 20, 2020
    0
    an amazing debut album that definitely lived up to the hype. I enjoyed every song

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