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  • Summary: The debut full-length studio release for the Atlanta rapper features guest appearances from Diplo, Evander Griiim, Grace, Migos, Stefflon Don, and YG.
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Peek a Boo
Ricky Racks Peek-a-boo, woo! Peek-a-boo Uh, uh, play with that pussy like peek-a-boo, uh Play with that pussy like peek-a-boo, uh Play with that... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. May 26, 2017
    80
    Like fellow pop-rappers Rae Sremmurd, Yachty will often use a single melody for the verse and chorus, thus creating a new, disturbing kind of catchiness, a hook that digs into your cortex with such purchase that at least one part of your subconscious is singing it at all times. His freewheeling scansion, meanwhile, stops it being monolithic or boring.
  2. Jun 6, 2017
    75
    Yes, he’s weird and he knows it. He’s wildly successful because of it rather than in spite of it. Teenage Emotions doesn’t have a defined aesthetic and feels like Yachty is still experimenting, and his refusal to rely on formulas is commendable for a 19-year-old overnight sensation.
  3. May 26, 2017
    70
    Yachty's organic, warts-and-all delivery--when being a perv, when pining for a girl, even singing a song for his mom--makes his music feel simply more naked and human, even with that layer of Auto-Tune.
  4. 60
    Its best moments are closer to pop-punk and synth-pop than anything resembling traditional hip-hop.
  5. Jun 1, 2017
    60
    For the majority of the 20 tracks, each has a different producer and no two songs sound alike. This both helps and hinders the listening experience. On one hand, the scattered sounds align perfectly with the overarching idea of wildly varying teenage emotions, but on the other, it’s hard to attentively listen to all the way through--especially with a whopping 21 songs.
  6. May 30, 2017
    60
    It’s a confusing but enjoyable record that sidesteps the rap hand-wringing and telegraphed weirdness of the drama surrounding Yachty.
  7. May 30, 2017
    50
    At over an hour in length, Teenage Emotions is more quantity than quality.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 16
  2. Negative: 10 out of 16
  1. May 29, 2017
    10
    Just a fun album, sit back, relax and thats it. Lil Yachty brings his goofy, fun personas and gives us some diverse and refreshing tracks fromJust a fun album, sit back, relax and thats it. Lil Yachty brings his goofy, fun personas and gives us some diverse and refreshing tracks from his previous mixtapes. Expand
  2. May 29, 2017
    10
    u guys can hate it but this guy saved my life man he really did i dont care if u hate it keep hating keep being negative look at his song foru guys can hate it but this guy saved my life man he really did i dont care if u hate it keep hating keep being negative look at his song for what they are positivity fun that lil yachty Expand
  3. Sep 26, 2019
    4
    Lil boat 1 and 2 were great, but this is not good. He tries something, but it doesn't really work out.
  4. Jun 4, 2017
    3
    Not one strong or sensible musical decision by Lil Yachty appeared on this debut album, which deflated his attempt to sound like theNot one strong or sensible musical decision by Lil Yachty appeared on this debut album, which deflated his attempt to sound like the industry's Godchild and rather made this a very irritable, ugly, and disdainful work of music. My Score: 57/180 (Trash) = 3.2/10 Expand
  5. Aug 21, 2017
    3
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This album has more cringe worthy than funny lyrics, because Lil Boat is trying to be cool on this album. Yachty trying to do R&B tracks while sounding like T-Pain is probably funnier than the lyrics. This album is insanely long, and most of the 21 tracks sound the same or share the same topic about "making hoes wet". Overall a disappointing debut album. Expand
  6. Jun 12, 2017
    1
    teenage emotions, the only emotion this album made me feel was pain

    like a star: 0/10 1:14 die DN freestyle: 2/10 peek a boo: 8/10 dirty
    teenage emotions, the only emotion this album made me feel was pain

    like a star: 0/10 1:14 die
    DN freestyle: 2/10
    peek a boo: 8/10
    dirty mouth: 5/10 the baby bottle line just stop
    harley: 4/10 i got nothing
    all around me: 3/10 the most forgettable song on the album
    say my name: 2/10 the 2nd most boring song on the album also 1:47
    all you had to say: 4/10 stop singing in your upper range it hurts
    better: 5/10 but in every other song your with several women
    forever young: 5/10 i like the bridge but the hook sucks
    lady in yellow: 0/10 you need counselling
    moments in time: 0/10 works as a lullaby also most boring song
    otha sh!t: 1/10 this is an interlude
    x men: 4/10 that beat doesn't fit
    bring it back: 0/10 what the hell is the opening also he's offbeat
    running with a ghost: 3/10 forgettable
    fyi: 2/10 every instrument
    priorities: 0/10 this song has everything i hate and i don't know why
    no more: 0/10 that opening is one of the worst things i've ever heard
    made of glass: 2/10 i'm bored
    momma: 5/10 he killed it in a bad way she killed it in a good way
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  7. May 28, 2017
    0
    I'm kind of amazed that reputable media outlets are still pretending this is music. I'm not a 'hater' but this is profoundly terrible. SpareI'm kind of amazed that reputable media outlets are still pretending this is music. I'm not a 'hater' but this is profoundly terrible. Spare me the 'you don't get it' and 'it's not for you' bs. Expand

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