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  • Summary: The surprise release from British rapper Little Simz was produced by Inflo.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Dec 15, 2022
    100
    The brilliance of No Thank You is how Simz uses her brazenly unapologetic narrative to spin out larger points about institutional and generational racism, the danger of business practices indifferent to their human impact, and links all of that to contemporary mental health crises.
  2. Dec 19, 2022
    90
    No Thank You could be forgiven for resembling a victory lap, but it is a triumph in its own right, cementing Little Simz’s position as one of rap’s essential voices.
  3. Uncut
    Jan 13, 2023
    90
    Her sixth is as deeply personal as it is un-self-pitying, the lyrical punches falling with even more righteous force. [Mar 2023, p.29]
  4. Dec 16, 2022
    80
    Blending a history of gospel, soul and rap, NO THANK YOU cuts and shifts, showing her irrepressible force and talent.
  5. Jan 3, 2023
    80
    The result is one of the most punchy, lyrically explorative UK rap albums of the year.
  6. Dec 16, 2022
    80
    Blending a history of gospel, soul and rap, NO THANK YOU cuts and shifts, showing her irrepressible force and talent.
  7. Dec 19, 2022
    77
    There’s a lightness to Simz’ tender explorations of Black fatherhood, the failure of her community to help those struggling with mental crises, and the slippery loss of solidarity across economic divides on “Broken.” Sometimes the production’s soft edges can belie the bite of the words, but overall it’s a pairing that brims with possibility.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Dec 14, 2022
    10
    Sincere, groundbreaking and profound. Simz has really mastered her craft. Gorilla, Silhouette and Broken are my personal favorites
  2. Dec 15, 2022
    10
    Definitely one of the best albums out of the uk. I think this actually comes across as a better album lyrically for a non concept rap albumDefinitely one of the best albums out of the uk. I think this actually comes across as a better album lyrically for a non concept rap album than SIMBI, its predecessor. And can one be lifted as the illmatic of uk rap. Better and more cohesive than anything prior to it. Expand
  3. Dec 13, 2022
    10
    Musically fascinating, while being extremely content heavy. Simz out does SIMBI with an album full of a familiar thoughtfulness and anMusically fascinating, while being extremely content heavy. Simz out does SIMBI with an album full of a familiar thoughtfulness and an evolving fierceness. Expand
  4. Dec 26, 2022
    9
    Great pallet cleanse at the end of the year. She’s delivered in back to back albums, I’d love to see features try to keep up with her
  5. Dec 12, 2022
    8
    Simz drops a very good follow up to SIMBI, but doesn’t quite reach the level that SIMBI was on.
  6. Dec 20, 2022
    8
    Little Simz's answer came very quickly, and she is still using the same style, but she is getting better and better on the unexpected and notLittle Simz's answer came very quickly, and she is still using the same style, but she is getting better and better on the unexpected and not Christmassy No Thank You. Full Review On LyricsStory Expand
  7. Dec 12, 2022
    7
    A powerful record that cements an enviable three album run. An astonishing curator of experiences,bars and production Simz leaves few topicsA powerful record that cements an enviable three album run. An astonishing curator of experiences,bars and production Simz leaves few topics unscathed. The growth is ptoof the only way for simz is up Expand

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