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  • Summary: The second full-length studio release for the Los Angeles rapper features guest appearances from Dash, Na'kel, Vince Staples, and Wiki.
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Grief
Good grief, I been reaping what I sow nigga, I ain't been outside in a minute I been living what I wrote And all I see is snakes in the eyes of these... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Apr 13, 2015
    100
    Thebe Neruda Kgositsile (as his mum knows him) has as intuitive a grasp of how to punctuate a thought process with musical trigger points as any rapper in history.
  2. This album is perfect for those days when you just want to keep to yourself, when you feel like no one can be trusted. It's for anyone who has ever had the desire to forget their responsibilities and just make some damn music.
  3. Mar 25, 2015
    80
    There’s usually only so much of the Odd Future aesthetic one can take before the darkness becomes overwhelming, and so a sub-40 minute runtime is perfect. Never in any danger of overstaying his welcome, Kgositsile shows an overall maturity on Outside that suggests great things in his future.
  4. Mar 26, 2015
    80
    In honest and raw fashion, Earl Sweatshirt unmasks both sides of success.
  5. Apr 20, 2015
    80
    This portrait of the artist might be a gloomy, oppressive one but it’s grimly fascinating nevertheless.
  6. Mar 24, 2015
    76
    There's a fair bit of tension in his rhymes and it works for him. Earl upholds a dangerous, unpredictable presence--when he slurs “step into the shadows, we can talk addiction” in “Grief” there aren't many who would take up the offer--but at times he holds himself wide open.
  7. Mar 23, 2015
    60
    At 10 songs that span barely 30 minutes, this album is so terse it makes Nas’s “Illmatic” seem like “Infinite Jest.” And often it can feel as if Earl Sweatshirt is rapping his dense syllabic tumbles with his back facing the microphone, which is perplexing, since few rappers love the sound of sticky syllables as much as he does.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22
  1. Mar 24, 2015
    10
    Earl has done it again. dope album from start to finish. "Grief" is my favorite song on there. Doris was banging too but when he surprise usEarl has done it again. dope album from start to finish. "Grief" is my favorite song on there. Doris was banging too but when he surprise us with this album, it was out of the blue and i was like "wow!". Expand
  2. Oct 4, 2019
    10
    I want to rate it a 9.3+ but I cannot also just give it a 9. It is my second favourite album right now, helps me a lot. I want to tellI want to rate it a 9.3+ but I cannot also just give it a 9. It is my second favourite album right now, helps me a lot. I want to tell everybody that downrated this album they most probably are too happy or ignorant to look up the not averagely deep lyrics and beats. This is a God damned masterpiece and you can't just say it sucks, simply DNA makes up for example, iggy's or cardi's entire discography. Expand
  3. Mar 23, 2015
    9
    Grimy grotesque production with Earl rapping with emotion & lots of confidence in his voice. Short in time, but dense in material. EarlGrimy grotesque production with Earl rapping with emotion & lots of confidence in his voice. Short in time, but dense in material. Earl beginning to perfect his sound. Expand
  4. Mar 30, 2015
    8
    Overall, I Don't Like **** I Don't Go Outside is a major improvement over Doris. While this album can still be quite slow and boring at times,Overall, I Don't Like **** I Don't Go Outside is a major improvement over Doris. While this album can still be quite slow and boring at times, its short length works in its favor as it is so short, it is nearly impossible for the whole thing to bore you. This one has great production and great rapping throughout, which are also major pluses. While far from a great album, this one did honestly surprise me. My only worry is replay value, as even now, I wonder how much I will be listening to this one in a month's time. Expand
  5. Apr 16, 2015
    8
    For some reason, darker music, especially rap music with darker themes, has always appealed to me. This album feels like it was recorded in aFor some reason, darker music, especially rap music with darker themes, has always appealed to me. This album feels like it was recorded in a pitch black room with nothing but Earl's pure emotion spilled into its tracks. The production isn't too complex but still envelops the listener into Earl's universe. All the tracks on here are arguably better than anything he released on Doris. I definitely see a maturity in Earl's approach to his work. The whole work feels very raw. Mantra is, for me, the standout track on this album. Expand
  6. Mar 24, 2015
    8
    An inspired album, Earl seems to be taking himself further away from the shock rap that he began with, the minimalist beats allow him slitherAn inspired album, Earl seems to be taking himself further away from the shock rap that he began with, the minimalist beats allow him slither through the off kilter piano beautifully. Song for song this album is not as good as Doris, but its cohesiveness both thematically and sonically make this an album worth listening to. Earl lets the listener in to his mind, dark thoughts and all. This is an album to be enjoyed in full, and to appreciate and artists growth Expand
  7. Dec 19, 2015
    1
    I was really bored listening this album. Bad flow, bad lyrics, bad production. I give 1/10, but 0 is ok too :) I don't recommend it at all.I was really bored listening this album. Bad flow, bad lyrics, bad production. I give 1/10, but 0 is ok too :) I don't recommend it at all. Feeble album in great 2015 Expand

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