• Record Label: Atlantic
  • Release Date: Dec 13, 2019
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 46 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 46
  2. Negative: 7 out of 46
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  1. Dec 13, 2019
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Yes it's one of the best albums in a long time. I love a good Stormzy tunes Expand
  2. Dec 17, 2019
    10
    With its unique flow, Stormzy proves that it can use its rhymes for business or public. Crown shows off its versatility between singing and rap, a better track from the album. Constantly marvel at different instruments, not barking at the mind and with a tremendously beautiful cape.
  3. Dec 13, 2019
    9
    This a great sophomore album for the UK artist. It’s time people stop sleeping on UK rappers now. Dave, Krept & Konan, & now Stormzy have had great albums put out this year. It’s interesting to see where they’ll go next
  4. Dec 15, 2019
    10
    Absolute quality, the best way to round the decade off. Stormzy is one of the best artists around today.
  5. Dec 16, 2019
    10
    Up there for rap album of the year. Those upset with it probably listened to the Ed Sheerhan single and bailed thinking it was going to be sing-songy stuff. No. This is brazen, unapologetic, and amazing.
  6. Dec 14, 2019
    0
    Its Crap, I listened to Harry Styles fine line first then I went to this, after listening to that master piece I thought what the f**k was going in this album
  7. Jan 1, 2020
    0
    WORRRRRSSSTTTTTTT album excluding one or two songs its complete crap thats it
Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Dec 30, 2019
    70
    A solid album but also not a surprising one. To boot, the main thing that grounds this album with a sense of time and place is the political side of it.
  2. Dec 30, 2019
    80
    On Heavy Is the Head, that throne is never taken lightly. Instead, Stormzy delivers one of the most introspective and prayerful works of the year, solidifying his elite status in hip-hop.
  3. Dec 18, 2019
    80
    More enjoyable overall than Gang Signs, Heavy Is the Head is a well-rounded mix of toughness and sentimentality, and another rightful triumph.