- Record Label: Warner Music
- Release Date: Jan 14, 2022
- Summary: The fourth full-length studio release for rapper Earl Sweatshirt features guest appearances from Armand Hammer and Zelooperz.
- Record Label: Warner Music
- Genre(s): Rap, Alternative Rap, Contemporary Rap
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Positive: 17 out of 17
Mixed: 0 out of 17
Negative: 0 out of 17
Jan 14, 2022The rapping is impeccable, and the project doesn’t overstay its welcome.
Jan 13, 2022SICK! is a pure rap album, as only Earl Sweatshirt could deliver.
Jan 13, 2022Sick! doesn’t recontextualize the genre in the same way Some Rap Songs did, but it’s an act of self-revolution. It magnifies a newly assured Earl Sweatshirt, skin shed and free to ascend.
Jan 18, 2022Displaying an amazing musical ear, as he’s picked monstrously riveting instrumentals to rap confidently on, Earl Sweatshirt’s latest feat feels so effortlessly him. And there’s not much higher praise than that.
Jan 25, 2022The album takes a more digestible approach than its predecessor, Feet of Clay; while still heavy on metaphors and wordplay, it’s not buried under cryptic mystique, allowing one of rap’s most prominent enigmas to come out of the shadows.
Jan 18, 2022Lucidity, seldom felt as strongly in the kaleidoscopic cacophony of 2018's Some Rap Songs and on the shadowy, spectral 2019 EP Feet of Clay, is at the core of SICK!
Jan 21, 2022Despite its scattered tone and occasionally underwhelming performances, though, Sick! is an important reminder of Earl’s skills as a poet of despair who’s unafraid to mine his own struggles in order to make sense of what’s happening around him.
Positive: 17 out of 23
Mixed: 5 out of 23
Negative: 1 out of 23
Jan 16, 2022It starting to look like Earl is one of the best rappers in terms of discography quality of the new generation.
The lyrics, the delivery, theIt starting to look like Earl is one of the best rappers in terms of discography quality of the new generation.
The lyrics, the delivery, the beats... everything on here is simply phenomenal. It's been just 3 days since the album dropped and I already heard it l10 times front to back. Amazing.… Expand
Jan 21, 2022Amazing album like always from Earl, one of the best when comes to lyricsm and production in the rap game.
Jan 19, 2022This album was phenomenal from start to finish. Earl did a really good job with this project. The replay value for this album is extremelyThis album was phenomenal from start to finish. Earl did a really good job with this project. The replay value for this album is extremely high for me easily. There was not a single track on this project that i didn't like at all.… Expand
Feb 13, 2022Earl Sweatshirt's "SICK!" is an intense, packed pure rap album with a superb production, smooth transitions and precise, sharp and directEarl Sweatshirt's "SICK!" is an intense, packed pure rap album with a superb production, smooth transitions and precise, sharp and direct lyrics from Earl.
In just 24 minutes Earl shows us all his poetic and musical skills in an authentic, direct way. The album is so good that you wish it was twice as long. Earl Sweatshirt at its finest – 8 out of 10.
"Fire in the Hole"
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Mar 22, 2022A pleasant album with good lyrics and delivered a great message. It is clear Earl has talent, though it could've been better. There were someA pleasant album with good lyrics and delivered a great message. It is clear Earl has talent, though it could've been better. There were some boring parts and it was way too short.… Expand
Jan 16, 2022Sick! is easily the most accessible listen out of Earls current discography, but that's not saying too much...
That being said, I thoughtSick! is easily the most accessible listen out of Earls current discography, but that's not saying too much...
That being said, I thought the direction of this project worked super well, and its a highly enjoyable listen for those who like a more unorthodox approach to hip hop.
The features and the beats are FANTASTIC, I especially like the Armand Hammer song...
I guess I wish for a more conceptual and full project, while this feels almost more like a mixtape...
I rate it a strong 7 to a light 8… Expand
Dec 21, 2022mainly to lower the score, never listened, 0/10 ILY earl btw XOXO0XXOXOOXxoxoxox
Published: June 30, 2022Here are the 20 best-reviewed albums released during the first half of 2022, ranked by Metascore.
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