- Summary: The debut full-length studio release for the Chicago rapper features guest appearances from Taylor Bennett, Francis And The Lights, Ben Gibbard, Gucci Mane, John Legend, Megan Thee Stallion, Shawn Mendes, Nicki Minaj, Smino and Justin Veron.
- Record Label: N/A
- Genre(s): Rap, Alternative Rap, Midwest Rap, Contemporary Rap
- More Details and Credits »
Jul 29, 2019The Big Day is a rare bouquet on full display; a stunningly realized array of color, sound, and sensation that swallows the room. Any structure at risk of pop cliché finds new life through Chance, whose mastery of composition creates spins on existing musical archetypes like new synaptic grooves being carved out for the very first time.
Aug 6, 2019TBD, on the other hand, wrangles with value-laden mindlessness in a manner that is both fun and endearing. TBD succeeds, in other words, on the merit of its recontextualisation of current trends into a project that is equal parts soapbox and sellable product.
Jul 29, 2019With 22 tracks over 80 minutes (including a few skits you’ll skip after the first listen), it’s way too long. It’s themed around Chance’s wedding to his longtime partner, Kristen Corley – a rite of passage that mirrors the “big day” of his debut album release. And like a wedding in which the priest’s sermon is getting in the way of the dinner buffet, you can really feel it drag.
Jul 29, 2019The fact that it’s 22 songs only highlights how disorganized the project is. There are some tracks that I actually like scattered throughout, but none that really compare to the best from his previous projects. His two mixtapes were also similarly eclectic, but these collaborations feel less exciting and more calculated. ... The Big Day will go down as one of the biggest disappointments in rap in recent memory, in no small part because Coloring Book was so great.
Jul 27, 2019just an overall slapper. chance doesn't try and do too much outside of what he already done, but thats saying a lot considering he hasjust an overall slapper. chance doesn't try and do too much outside of what he already done, but thats saying a lot considering he has expanded the genre past its limitations. his music is an artform; the type that may be seen as odd or unorthodox. but its these characteristics of his music, and more specifically this album, that allow for such an enjoyable listen.
the "preachyness" of his music is what makes it unique. and in an era where hip-hop consists of an unhealthy amount of mumble rappers that drone on and on about the same things, that use the most basic of trap beats, and die out in less than a year (Lil Pump, Blueface, etc.) this album is both refreshing and joyful.… Expand
Aug 10, 2019Every Chance project reflects where he is at in his life and this project is no different. I think the tracklist as well as a few unorthodoxEvery Chance project reflects where he is at in his life and this project is no different. I think the tracklist as well as a few unorthodox genre placements have activated the collective internet's negative hivemind, but if we're being honest, this album is sonically more appealing across the board than colouring book, Infact id put only Acid Rap ahead of 10 day. Chance has evolved as an artist and unfortunately his fanbase has not but there is no denying that there is something for everyone on this sprawling masterpiece in which chano has invited us to be a part of.… Expand
Aug 3, 2019Not without its kinks; How Shower is more silly than terrible, but it is also completely out of place - an afterthought-worthy song plugged inNot without its kinks; How Shower is more silly than terrible, but it is also completely out of place - an afterthought-worthy song plugged in after a strong front trio to open the album. Nonetheless, Chance clearly still has a mind for clever-to-charmingly cheesy bars. The depth of previous releases is a bit absent, but it’s still a quality release at its core.… Expand
Jul 2, 2020Coming off of 2 brilliant releases, Chance drops a dud. Overfilled with tracks, features, and at times extremely corny lyricism, this albumComing off of 2 brilliant releases, Chance drops a dud. Overfilled with tracks, features, and at times extremely corny lyricism, this album does nearly nothing for the listener. Chance really had something to say in his previous 2 projects, in this one it seems he would rather have a popular TikTok dance craze.
Best Tracks: zzzzzzzzzz… Expand
Jul 28, 2019Very Disappointing debut album. Seems to have gone and try to fit in with trends, like songs Hot shower. No song stands out and all seem to beVery Disappointing debut album. Seems to have gone and try to fit in with trends, like songs Hot shower. No song stands out and all seem to be unmemorable.… Expand
Jul 28, 2019An absolute chore to get through, it's not apparent if this album is as long as it is to maximize streaming revenues, or because ChanceAn absolute chore to get through, it's not apparent if this album is as long as it is to maximize streaming revenues, or because Chance himself is pretentious enough to believe that you should sit through 77 minutes of this.… Expand
Aug 26, 2019One of the worst albums I have ever heard. It took everything in me to even finish the record. Not sure what happened. Was his music alwaysOne of the worst albums I have ever heard. It took everything in me to even finish the record. Not sure what happened. Was his music always bad? Or was I just young and dumb with his previous projects? Save yourself some time and skip over this album. Not worth a listen.… Expand
|Sign O' the Times [Deluxe Edition] - Prince|
|Rough and Rowdy Ways - Bob Dylan|
|Wildflowers & All The Rest - Tom Petty|
|Summerlong - Rose City Band|
|Obsidian - Paradise Lost|
|Hard Luck Stories: 1972-1982 [Box Set] - Richard & Linda Thompson|
|Palo Alto: Live at Palo Alto High School - Thelonious Monk|
|Set My Heart on Fire Immediately - Perfume Genius|
|Sex, Death & The Infinite Void - Creeper|
|Punisher - Phoebe Bridgers|
|Glue - Boston Manor|
|græ - Moses Sumney|
|RTJ4 - Run the Jewels|
|Shortly After Takeoff - BC Camplight|
|Pleased To Meet Me [Deluxe Edition] - The Replacements|
|Women in Music, Pt. III - HAIM|
|Folklore - Taylor Swift|
|The New OK - Drive-By Truckers|
|Alfredo - Freddie Gibbs|
|Homegrown - Neil Young|