Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
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  1. Dec 22, 2017
    90
    Whilst the initial surprise felt on the original ‘Saturation’ may have subsided, the erratic excitement and experimentation on that album has been executed more confidently on each subsequent chapter. The LA group are everything progressive rap music should be; forward thinking, energetic and perhaps most importantly, exciting.
  2. 83
    Saturation III is the shortest, hookiest, and best, though, for no better reason than they are cooking by now, pithily commenting on police brutality, drug addiction, and receiving head.
  3. The Wire
    Feb 23, 2018
    80
    What unites them through the funk of “Zipper”, the smooth, slightly cheesy pop of “Hottie” and the sudden bursts of metallic dissonance on “Sister/Nation” is a sense of hiphop starting over, moving beyond iconography and iconoclasm into a world where they have absolute freedom to make shit up as they go along. [Feb 2018, p.46]
  4. Dec 21, 2017
    80
    The work and musical experiments Brockhampton has proven to be a successful one. Tradition means nothing to a project like Saturation III, as constant themes of vulnerability poverty, violence, sexuality gives listeners nothing but honest perspectives.
  5. Dec 20, 2017
    80
    The disc exudes confidence on every front, though the group’s ambitions seem scaled up to world domination.
  6. Dec 20, 2017
    80
    This is Brockhampton at their funkiest and most playful, but it’s also Brockhampton at their finest.
  7. Dec 22, 2017
    75
    Like its predecessors, the album is hit or miss, but the batting average remains uncommonly high for a project like this.
  8. Dec 20, 2017
    75
    On Saturation III, the collective’s objective begins to come into focus. They still paint in broad strokes and their songs sometimes still lack continuity, but they’re truly moving as a unit now, and the star power is all but obvious.
  9. Jul 3, 2018
    70
    While they may be overzealous and inconsistent and pandering, there’s a certain gratitude reserved for the fact that these people, these dynamics, this electricity, all ended up in the same place at the same time: a trashed and cluttered share-house in California.
  10. Dec 20, 2017
    70
    Saturation III is for the fans: their most abstract, their most experimental, and by far their weirdest.
User Score
8.6

Universal acclaim- based on 176 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 7 out of 176
  1. Dec 20, 2017
    10
    the best thing bout this album is that all the songs, except heat, are 6 letters long. think about it.. 10/10 tho. mhm and my review must bethe best thing bout this album is that all the songs, except heat, are 6 letters long. think about it.. 10/10 tho. mhm and my review must be 150 characters long so yeah.. good **** **** am i allowed to say **** idk... Full Review »
  2. Dec 21, 2017
    10
    His most versatile and melodic album, a marvel in every second, the most coherent album by BROCKHAMPTON and a perfect conclusion forHis most versatile and melodic album, a marvel in every second, the most coherent album by BROCKHAMPTON and a perfect conclusion for 'SATURATION'. I will have the audacity to compare this work with 'DAMN.' by Kendrick Lamar. Full Review »
  3. Dec 23, 2017
    10
    Great and unique production , clever and funny lyrics from each member, this is just as good as their previous albums must listen!!!!