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  • Summary: The fourth full-length release for the rapper was produced by Tommee Profitt and features a guest appearance from Sasha Sloan.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Aug 16, 2019
    80
    His knack for personal lyricism over melodramatic production makes his latest album, The Search, an impactful listening experience and validation for the aforementioned comparison.
  2. Oct 15, 2019
    80
    There are more nuanced (and enjoyable) approaches to records focused on depression. Elzhi’s “Lead Poison” is still the one I’d recommend first but NF impresses on “The Search”. ... By stripping that away, his barrage of words – married with the booming, cinematic production (credited as NF and Tommee Profitt) – is surprisingly digestible.
  3. Aug 16, 2019
    70
    In both vocal cadence and lyrical content, NF falls somewhere between Eminem and Twenty One Pilots' Tyler Joseph, while channeling the former's rage and the latter's emotive introspection. As such, The Search is a heavy and emotionally exhausting listen, brimming with troubling allusions to suicide and soul-baring pain.
  4. Aug 16, 2019
    50
    He’s an objectively strong rapper who makes work with a moral valence — just like Cordae, just like Chance, just like Lamar or Logic or J. Cole. Where NF falls short is that he mostly works in one gear.
  5. Aug 16, 2019
    40
    He is a genuinely engaging artist who raps with impressive intensity and clarity, if not nuance. He confronts his incurable sadness head-on, and it’s easy to identify with his mental health struggles. But for an album about depression, The Search contains a noticeable lack of tension and interior texture.
  6. Aug 16, 2019
    40
    NF also shares Eminem’s shrillness and distorted sense of volume, rapping like he’s putting on the world’s loudest Punch and Judy show. He spends much of The Search darting in and out of an overbearing rappity-rap snarl-yell that can cut right through you if you don’t relate to his roiling anger.
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  1. Aug 17, 2019
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The entire album as whole was amazing. The first song obviously being The Search sets up a feeling for the album. The couple final lines were also great on The Search "It's that time again, better grab your balloons, and invite your freinds, seat belts back on yeah strap em in, yall know that sound, better raise your fist, the Search begins, I'm back so enjoys the trip" And the album was indeed a trip. I highly recommend to listen to this album if you have emotions and think certain ways on a daily basis. Expand
  2. Aug 17, 2019
    10
    Amazing album, such passion in every song cant go wrong really. Also I love minecraft
  3. Aug 17, 2019
    10
    NF's best album yet, can't stop listening to it and never gets boring. I recommend this album to everyone who has any difficulties in theirNF's best album yet, can't stop listening to it and never gets boring. I recommend this album to everyone who has any difficulties in their life, there's always at least one song you can relate to Expand
  4. Aug 18, 2019
    10
    It is the best album out there and NF is definitely the most real and best rapper
  5. Mar 26, 2021
    10
    The album is amazing, the music is awesome and has been sung with passion, definitely one of my favorite albums
  6. Aug 17, 2019
    10
    The search is easily one of the best albums that I've ever heard. This is real music with a message and passion. I love every track.
  7. Aug 29, 2019
    0
    Trash and boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrriiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnngggg

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