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  • Summary: The third full-length studio release for the Southern California artist features guest appearances from Kadhja Bonet, BJ The Chicago Kid, J. Cole, Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Norelle, Pusha T, Q-Tip, Cocoa Sarai, Snoop Dogg, and The Last Artful, Dodgr.
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Tints
I been feelin' kinda cooped up, cooped up I'm tryna get some fresh air Hey why you got the roof off, roof off? You know it never rains here And you... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Nov 20, 2018
    84
    It may not be as beautifully consistent as Malibu, but during those glorious pinnacles when Oxnard is firing on all cylinders, it’s undeniably some of the best music of 2018.
  2. Nov 19, 2018
    80
    It may not be quite the full-marks classic he’d hoped, but Oxnard is an intriguing next step for the 2016 XXL Freshman that demands repeat listening and hints that he may have a Blueprint in him yet.
  3. Nov 26, 2018
    80
    Although not his greatest work to date, Oxnard confirms Anderson Paak at the upper echelons of the hip-hop scene.
  4. 70
    A still-formidable effort, but perhaps not the homecoming .Paak would have produced if he'd decided to go his own way.
  5. Uncut
    Jan 2, 2019
    70
    Uneven but mostly engaging third solo album. [Feb 2019, p.30]
  6. Nov 27, 2018
    63
    Bedroom jams, cameos and gimmicks pad the album’s second half. Paak resorts to a corny-sounding Jamaican patois on “Left to Right,” a cheesy saxophone disrupts “Cheers,” and Snoop Dogg appears like the avuncular ghost of G-funk’s past on “Anywhere.” After raising the bar with “Malibu,” Paak doesn’t quite reach the same heights this time.
  7. Nov 16, 2018
    60
    This meeting of joy and aggression is what defines Oxnard, and the effect is not always pleasant--it makes .Paak’s trademark grooves difficult to luxuriate in--but it is still a compelling mode, and one that rehomes his old-school tastes firmly in the present.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Nov 19, 2018
    10
    production on good headphones is just straight piff
    hearing new details layered in these beats with each listen
    i love this album as much as
    production on good headphones is just straight piff
    hearing new details layered in these beats with each listen
    i love this album as much as Malibu
    and i hope that those who dont gonna end up realising how actually good this is

    just keep this in rotation
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  2. Nov 17, 2018
    10
    The album definitely takes a lot more sonic and stylistic risks compared to Malibu, yet stays true to motifs that helped us fall in love withThe album definitely takes a lot more sonic and stylistic risks compared to Malibu, yet stays true to motifs that helped us fall in love with Paak in the first place. The result is a dynamic ride filled with twist and turns through the entire experience. Expand
  3. Nov 16, 2018
    10
    Wow! I’s so impressed by the funky, groovy, smooth sound Oxnard has! Fantastic 9,5/10 from 10
  4. Apr 15, 2019
    9
    One girl told me "Come on over, there's nobody home"

    I went over there was nobody home!
  5. Feb 4, 2019
    8
    Oxnard has a stronger sense of direction than its predecessor and is a breath of fresh air in the current state of pop rap and neo-soul.Oxnard has a stronger sense of direction than its predecessor and is a breath of fresh air in the current state of pop rap and neo-soul.

    FAV TRACKS: THE CHASE, TINTS, WHO R U?, 6 SUMMERS, SMILE / PETTY, MANSA MUSA, BROTHER'S KEEPER, ANYWHERE, CHEERS

    LEAST FAV TRACK: LEFT TO RIGHT
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  6. Nov 17, 2018
    7
    It's not anywhere near the level of Malibu, but it's a solid listen with some catchy songs.
  7. Nov 18, 2018
    0
    Think watered down Jamiroquai..yawn.

    Relies on numerous "guest performers"..Snoop- really...yawn Money is a underlying theme..yawn.
    Think watered down Jamiroquai..yawn.

    Relies on numerous "guest performers"..Snoop- really...yawn

    Money is a underlying theme..yawn.

    BASIC shovelware
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