This is a spirit bomb. Future Nostalgia is a breathtakingly fun, cohesive and ambitious attempt to find a place for disco in 2020. I haven’t played any Meek lately. Getting back in his melodic bag. Melodic Future bleeding it out. Most rappers show up for Future. So many tragedies and catastrophes and everything is going on in the world. DaBaby! “The Wizard is me,” Future responded before explaining how OG Double D, his late uncle, knighted the name simply because “he always say I got the answers for everything.”. Future made the girl tie his shoes, I’m crying. The rasp in his voice tells you this was recorded after not sleeping for four or more days. The synth in the background is a nice touch. “I got two G Wagons in my ears.” Future stunts are becoming more impressive. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. Future is like a toxic Energizer Bunny who loves any beat that makes him sound like he’s in the center of chaos. Meek! I like the rasp on his voice as well. Exhilarating. The bounce is infectious. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. Loving the little touches to the production. “Life Is Good” is one of his best rap performances on the album. “Promise U That” would’ve been perfect for HNDRXX. Interesting production buildup. In usual 1-Listen album review fashion, the rules are the same: no skipping, no fast-forwarding, no rewinding, and no stopping. Future Hive is essentially the Church of Nayvadius congregation. If Future chooses to base The WIZRD concept on what he told Garvey, The WIZRD as the man of answers, it’s possible that lyrically this could be one of his most transparent albums. The two have similar perspectives, except Lil Baby has a good heart. I’m a sucker for Future and Southside collabs. Being that famous can’t be fun. Jeff Bezos is going to make this song his ringtone. I believe no lean was done during this session. One day we’ll have to discuss how Future’s album sequencing always increases the values of his singles. I like this record. Okay, this one isn’t holding me the way I wish it was. Did he sample his own voice in the background? In usual 1-Listen album review fashion, the rules are the same: no skipping, no fast-forwarding, no rewinding, and no stopping. ATL Jacob is a beast. “Bitch, don’t get too comfortable.” Sheesh, that’s how you feel, man? One day, Future will realize that we don’t need 21 songs. I can’t believe these two dropped this song in January, and life immediately got bad. Love the beat. He will continue to do the things that allowed him to reach this point: amp up the output, stay active, and feed a ravenous, culture-obsessed public. He is my favorite rap supervillain next to Pusha-T. This flow! Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. Who made this beat!? Since 2011, he has released at least two projects every year, often three or more. He’s on a roller-coaster. “Couple real friends turn enemies,” one thing Future hates is betrayal. Future is a super-villain, and he does not hide it. His work ethic, long a point of personal pride, paid big dividends across an excellent mixtape trilogy (Monster, Beast Mode, and 56 Nights) in the run up to his commercial peak with Dirty Sprite 2 and his cash-in collaboration with Drake, What a Time to Be Alive. His Purple Reign tape introduced some moving new deep cuts to his catalog but was modest by his standards and he rushed out EVOL a month later for an Apple exclusive. How many collabs does Future have with Travis? No matter the beat, it finds a way to fit. To his credit, Future understands that he is a roller-coaster. “I know you’re dying trying to figure me out,” Dua Lipa sings on her new album Future Nostalgia’s title track. Maybe the reason Nayvadius Wilburn, aka Future, receives such universal accolades is because he’s somewhat difficult for agnostics to review. I didn’t mean that. Sonically, FUTURE plays with a pretty interesting array of textures, from the Arcade Fire-sampling minimalist piano chord on “Might As Well” to the whiny, xylophonic chimes on “Zoom” to the wobbly frets screeching on “Outta Time.” Some songs mimic the unpredictable strobe of a laser light show; others induce oriental flute music. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? I know material objects shouldn’t be glorified, but Future sounds so proud about all he’s acquired. Yes, yes, yes. 'FUTURE' is a reminder that Future is trap music’s phoenix—the second you consider him dead, he only burns brighter. Gotta love the colorfulness. “I can tell she got a man by the way she text me, nigga.” This man is a monster. “Crushed Up” hits different within the context of the album. Taylor’s third studio album, ‘The Album,’ is an honest work of art. Future’s new album High Off Life was certified Gold before release, Niall Horan on why Damien Rice’s O is beaten into his subconscious, Charli XCX’s How I’m Feeling Now is a brash, adventurous album, Album reviews: Perfume Genius, Sparks and Moses Sumney, You may not agree with our views, or other users’, but please respond to them respectfully, Swearing, personal abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia and other discriminatory or inciteful language is not acceptable, Do not impersonate other users or reveal private information about third parties, We reserve the right to delete inappropriate posts and ban offending users without notification. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. A simple build-up. Early Turnout Is Huge. But it doesn’t have to. This isn’t the traditional single, but I would’ve loved if this was the album’s first offering. He’s taking his time with this one. The caliber of outlandish braggadocio is to be marveled at. Future jumps on haunted beats and tells you about the monsters underneath your bed. You don’t become a superstar apologizing. “Cool” also has the bad luck of being sandwiched between “Don’t Start Now” and “Physical,” two of Lipa’s best songs. This is sweet. Rapper has released his first solo album of 2020, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile.