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  • Summary: The debut full-length release for the Philadelphia rapper features The Weeknd and Pharrell Williams.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Sep 13, 2017
    80
    Despite the long-winded nature of the album, Uzi definitely got it right with Luv Is Rage 2. The songs are catchy, the beats are hot and Uzi gives a vocal performance that redefines the term rap rock star.
  2. Sep 11, 2017
    77
    Whether he’s full of joy or howling into the void, he pushes his songs to their edge, which helps to deliver on the promise shown in his earlier work.
  3. 75
    Nearly every song on Luv Is Rage 2 comes with a distinct enough hook to break up the limited set of things it does and subjects it ponders.
  4. Sep 19, 2017
    70
    The breadth of sounds covered will scan as inconsistency to all but the most pious Uzi devotees, but it’s hard to imagine anything else serving as a more comprehensive document of rap in 2017.
  5. Dec 6, 2017
    70
    Although Uzi's post-breakup pain rears its head throughout the entirety of the album, many of the tracks are too fun to get too bogged down in emotions.
  6. Sep 13, 2017
    65
    As for today's singing rappers, Vert fits in comfortably next to the likes of Fetty Wap and French Montana, and I have little qualms with calling him a better writer than the latter. The production is a little bit more of a mixed bag.
  7. Sep 11, 2017
    60
    A lot of tracks start off OK, but his flow and style are so unfocused and muddled the songs become a chore to sit through.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8
  1. Jan 24, 2018
    10
    I really liked this album! It was better than Luv Is Rage 1. Luv Is Rage 1 was okay, but this album was better than the first. There were aI really liked this album! It was better than Luv Is Rage 1. Luv Is Rage 1 was okay, but this album was better than the first. There were a few songs that I wasn't feeling, but overall, great album!! Expand
  2. Mar 22, 2018
    10
    Amazing album and still listening to as one of my favourites. Lil uzi showing us how he can make anything sound good, featuring some of theAmazing album and still listening to as one of my favourites. Lil uzi showing us how he can make anything sound good, featuring some of the best beats known to rap. There's not many albums that will have you singing "all my friends are dead". Timeless.
    9/10
    Highlights: 444+222, Feelings Mutual, Pretty Mami, How to Talk, 20Min
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  3. Sep 24, 2017
    8
    I actually give it a 7-8 but the average is 6.7 and that's too low for this album. It's far from bad but it has to grow on you because it'sI actually give it a 7-8 but the average is 6.7 and that's too low for this album. It's far from bad but it has to grow on you because it's not like LUV is Rage at all really. He has strong and weak moments as all artists do but his strongest moments are mostly when he sings/raps about real life and goes toward the outer edge of hip hop. Is it his best project? Not really but I can't say yes or no because it really depends on the type of mood you're in when you listen to Uzi as I feel all 3 of his projects are different parts in his story. The intro sucks and Early 20 Rager is questionable (but undeniably hype) but overall, there aren't songs here that I would really consider complete garbage. Neon Guts, The Way Life Goes, XO Tour Lif3 (obviously), Dark Queen, and Sauce it Up are highlights here. Feelings Mutual and For Real are honorable mentions. Bottom line, it may not be your cup of tea but it's almost impossible to not have a song that you keep on repeat. Congrats, Uzi. Expand
  4. May 16, 2018
    6
    Luv is Rage 2 is honestly better than the first in my opinion. Lil Uzi Vert does a great job creating his own unique voice in hip hop. Most ofLuv is Rage 2 is honestly better than the first in my opinion. Lil Uzi Vert does a great job creating his own unique voice in hip hop. Most of the songs on this album are very catchy and memorable. I also like that he sings about things in his life like break ups and addictions. However, this isn't perfect. Some of the songs are forgettable and generic. Aside from the generic songs, this is a pretty good album. Expand
  5. Oct 22, 2017
    3
    This album is full of trap bangers that you would usually expect from Uzi Vert. XO Tour Life gave this album a lot of hype. I don't think thisThis album is full of trap bangers that you would usually expect from Uzi Vert. XO Tour Life gave this album a lot of hype. I don't think this album lived up to the hype. Some songs like Neon Guts, X, and The Way Life Goes are the highlights for me on this album. Lil Uzi's production has really improved in Luv is Rage 2. Most of the songs got really repetitive. I liked less than half of the songs unfortunately. Expand
  6. Nov 17, 2017
    3
    I had nothing against Lil Uzi Vert really besides that he has an annoying voice. His music was never something on my radar and I was notI had nothing against Lil Uzi Vert really besides that he has an annoying voice. His music was never something on my radar and I was not really planning on listening to it. However I decided since the entire thing was available to stream on Soundcloud and you don't have to have a special account to listen to it, I decided why not.

    That was a mistake.

    While Uzi's voice is kind of annoying, he's just not a very good MC. His flow averages out to being basic and most of his words and rhymes range from generic money and hoes anthems to cringeworthy when he tries to be "real". But the major kneecap in this album is the production. Uzi's appeal is mixing cloud rap with harsh trap rap, and the results are a mess. None of the two mixes at all and it just ends up being an autotune and EDM-trap nightmare. The high-hats and distorted bass kill the ethereal synths when it's not being aggressively repetitive. I now know why people don't like Uzi. The tracks with the guest features (Neon Guts with Pharrell and UnFazed with the Weeknd) and XO Tour Llif3 are the only decent tracks here.
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  7. Jul 25, 2018
    2
    this album truly shows what hip hop has gone to. now hear me out when i say this album is bad. it isn't bad because of the production butthis album truly shows what hip hop has gone to. now hear me out when i say this album is bad. it isn't bad because of the production but because of uzi himself. his voice is annoying but what i have a problem with is that his lyrics are either all over the place or talk about the same thing every other average rapper would. like some of my friends will trash talk rappers like Eminem and Kendrick Lamar but right after praise this guy for talking about money brand names and women. the only tracks that are ok are Xo tour life (only for its hook and beat), Unfazed (literally only because of the weeknd) and 444 + 222 ( the repetition honestly isnt that annoying to me also you ain't slick just name the song 666) other than that the only one i can see an argument for would be neon guts but from opening track to the closing this thing is painful Expand

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