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Childish Gambino


First commercial album release from actor / comedian / scriptwriter and rapper Donald Glover, following a series of free EPs and mixtapes

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  1. 9.1 |   Paste Magazine

    No song seems out of place and every single one will be your favorite the moment you listen to it
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  2. 9.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Sees some of the focus moved toward making more of what could be considered straight-up “hits.” Gambino’s always had a sense for creating bangers and anthems, but these latest tracks feel different in scope
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  3. 9.0 |   Rave Magazine

    There’s no criticism you can make that he hasn’t made already, and since it turns out he’s genuinely great at rapping he said it better than you would have anyway. So shut up and listen
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  4. 8.3 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    Camp is Glover’s incontrovertible statement that he can make an identity-seeking record of hipster rap just as well as he can effortlessly garner mainstream adoration, all while maintaining an honest sense of individuality
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  5. 8.0 |   The Independent

    Vastly talented, he brings rare articulacy to the thorny subject of black self-image, particularly the problem of breaking down the barrier of ghetto authenticity
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  6. 8.0 |   NME

    The hip-hop album of the year
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  7. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    As hip-hop belly-fluff examination goes, you won’t find better this year
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  8. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Trumps through whip-smart intelligence, comic brio and bristling malign intent. Print edition only

  9. 7.0 |   Prefix

    This isn't an actor rapping, or a comedian taking a piss. Childish Gambino is just a rapper. And, as it turns out, he's a damn fine one
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  10. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    The album is a juxtaposition of mostly depressing, self-loathing rap mixed with some of the most enjoyable post-Graduation music
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  11. 6.0 |   No Ripcord

    Beneath his hilarious one-liner put-downs and belted-out braggadocio he’s got a lot to prove on Camp, tackling issues of race, love, and his family’s transition from poverty to prosperity
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  12. 6.0 |   The Observer

    There are debts to Kanye here, but it really is rather good
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  13. 6.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The overall result is a messy jumble that, in its inability to find a consistent tone, ends up in a place that hasn't really been explored before
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  14. 6.0 |   Rolling Stone

    One minute he's dropping hornball come-ons, the next he's arguing that a "nerdy-ass black kid" deserves to rap at all
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  15. 6.0 |   Q

    It's Glover's wit and dexterity that most confirm he's the real deal. Print edition only

  16. 6.0 |   Uncut

    Kanye West is the obvious model for such entertaining navel-gazing. Print edition only

  17. 6.0 |   BBC

    Doesn’t quite convince
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  18. 5.8 |   A.V. Club

    Camp is heavy with themes of racial expectations and cultural ostracism — big ideas that aren’t always done justice by Glover's cartoonishly exaggerated, one-liner-laden flow
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  19. 4.0 |   The Guardian

    A part-time Kanye West impersonator
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  20. 1.6 |   Pitchfork

    He paints himself as a misunderstood victim of cultural preconceptions who is obviously smarter and funnier than his primetime material suggests. Unfortunately, it's a position that holds up to absolutely no scrutiny whatsoever
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