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  • Summary: The second full-length release for the Oakland, CA rapper features guest appearances from Bebe Rexha, Big Sean, Chris Brown, Keyshia Cole, E-40, and Too $hort.
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Me, Myself & I
Oh, it's just me, myself and I Solo ride until I die Cause I, got me for life yeah Oh I don't need a hand to hold Even when the night is cold I got... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Dec 10, 2015
    80
    There aren't many surprises here for fans, save for the fact that he manages to spin the same nocturnal stories of drugs, partying, and fornicating over 17 addictive tracks without it ever growing stale.
  2. Dec 10, 2015
    70
    When It's Dark Out marks a vast leap forward: His cadences are more agile, his boasts more boastful, his guest list tighter (Too Short, E-40, Kehlani).
  3. Dec 10, 2015
    67
    G-Eazy is at his best when he steps out of the shadows and raps assuredly, and there are signs of that on When It's Dark Out.
  4. Dec 10, 2015
    60
    A second album that could’ve hit a home run if it hadn’t worked so hard to cover all the bases.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Jun 13, 2017
    9
    It is surely a great album. It has everything from stronger rap to slower and calmer rap. The lyrics focus on G-Eazy's personal issues. It hasIt is surely a great album. It has everything from stronger rap to slower and calmer rap. The lyrics focus on G-Eazy's personal issues. It has some skipable tracks like You Got Me or What If. To sum up, despite the weaker tracks, it is my favourite rap album and it is surely worth recommendation, so it deserves a 9/10. Expand
  2. Jun 13, 2016
    9
    "When it's Dark Out" is a great album. It is quite different from his previous works. there are good songs and there are those which you even"When it's Dark Out" is a great album. It is quite different from his previous works. there are good songs and there are those which you even don't wanna hear, those songs can be attributed to one of the singles "order more". Expand
  3. Dec 16, 2015
    8
    With 'When It's Dark Out', I now view G-Eazy as a legitimate artist. Compared to his previous work, this album has far more mature subjectWith 'When It's Dark Out', I now view G-Eazy as a legitimate artist. Compared to his previous work, this album has far more mature subject matter and a fuller, more cohesive sound. There were a few moments where it felt like he was trying a little too hard to please all of his fans. For the most part, however, WIDO is an outstanding album; one that immediately becomes one of my favorite albums of 2015. With a little more refinement of his sound, G-Eazy could become an elite figure in the hip hop world. ~ 8.0/10
    ~ w/ Google Play bonus track: 7.9/10
    Best track: "Everything Will Be OK" (feat. Kehlani)
    Other notable tracks: "Random" & "Sad Boy"
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  4. Jan 4, 2016
    5
    Other than the solid high-budget production, this is a very average album. G-Eazy is a very non-charismatic pop-rapper, and when coupled withOther than the solid high-budget production, this is a very average album. G-Eazy is a very non-charismatic pop-rapper, and when coupled with the fact that he lacks unique technical rapping skills and spits some very simple, very forgettable bars, it makes for a generally underwhelming performance. Aside from Random, Sad Boy, and Everything Will Be OK, which were positive moments on the album, this project is mostly unremarkable and unmemorable. Expand
  5. Jan 8, 2016
    5
    While I have not listened to G-Eazy's previous record "These Things Happen" due to my personal bias obscuring anything that was left of anWhile I have not listened to G-Eazy's previous record "These Things Happen" due to my personal bias obscuring anything that was left of an objective opinion, I decided to suck it up on this one and listen to it from front to back. It's definitely not "the worst" Hip Hop album created, it's just one that is not engaging as it's contemporaries. It is kind of...generic.

    I will praise this album for it's solid production. Almost every single song on here is meticulously crafted. But when it's paired up with a rapper as G-Eazy, they kind of lose their steam. I know that I won't get hot bars and introspective lyrics on a G-Eazy joint, but when you compare this album to other mainstream joints like "A.L.L.A.", "Rodeo" and many others, it just sounds lackluster here. His content is the same, which I wouldn't mind if it didn't last for 17 tracks. And his flows and rhyme schemes aren't anything special.

    If this were an instrumental album, I would have definitely have some songs here in my rotation. But this is not an instrumental album, so I have to consider the rapper's input too. G-Eazy really has to step up his rap game. Make it slightly more original, throw some more fire and personality into mix or something.

    When It's Dark Out is a listenable project that is sadly lacking in originality and personality, two prerequisites that are essential for any Hip Hop artist. Be it an introspective rapper, or a party performer.

    Fav Tracks: Random, Of All Things
    Least Fav Tracks: Order More
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  6. Dec 22, 2015
    3
    Aside from the good production, this album is nothing but a generic pop-rap album. There is no depth in this album. I did like a couple songsAside from the good production, this album is nothing but a generic pop-rap album. There is no depth in this album. I did like a couple songs like Random, Everything will be OK, and Sad Boy but other than that, this album is garbage.
    If it's trendy, G Eazy will try to emulate it

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    0
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