• Record Label: AMF
  • Release Date: Apr 19, 2019
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
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  1. May 13, 2019
    8
    In his second effort, Carner continues to tell his coming-of-age obstacles with his customary honesty and unaggressiveness. Every day is a battle, and he chooses to exhibit it with positivity and seeks the resolution.
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. May 20, 2019
    70
    All the supporting work is understated and studious, ideally compatible with Carner's substantive ruminations.
  2. May 15, 2019
    80
    Some more cynical types may find this heart-on-sleeve approach too cloying, but the delivery and writing is so honest and heartfelt, it’s impossible not to be charmed. Carner is a genuine talent, and this second album demonstrates just why he’s so highly rated.
  3. May 10, 2019
    70
    Not Waving But Drowning showcases why Carner is heralded as one of British hip-hop’s biggest talents, but this isn’t quite the revelation his debut was. That being said, any album that includes an interlude dedicated to England winning a World Cup penalty shootout will always go down well.