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Blank Face LP

Schoolboy Q

Blank Face LP

Fourth studio album from the LA-based hip-hop artist, featuring guest spots from Kanye West, Anderson .Paak, SZA and more

ADM rating[?]

7.4

Label
Polydor
UK Release date
15/07/2016
US Release date
15/07/2016
  1. 9.1 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Over the course of the album’s 17 tracks, a handful of undeniable highlights jut out
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  2. 9.0 |   FasterLouder

    The album kicks off with a conclusion and ends with one, and everything in between drips with a dark sense of finality
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  3. 8.3 |   Pitchfork

    A collection of catchy, urgent gangster rap songs that show the South Central native at his charismatic best
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  4. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Pulling no punches: Blank Face is the second best hip-hop album of 2016 so far, after The Life of Pablo
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  5. 8.0 |   The FT

    A sprawling 75-minute tour through themes of drug-dealing, addiction and urban violence: gangsta rap without the bombast
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  6. 8.0 |   Spin

    Blank Face LP doesn’t need to gel by commercial standards to showcase an honest troubled mind who raps his ass off
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  7. 8.0 |   Gig Soup

    An enjoyable collection of hip hop songs that any rap fan will enjoy: ScHoolboy Q’s latest album is a bold, passionate work of art
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  8. 8.0 |   Tiny Mix Tapes

    Blank Face is a testament to the fact that the world isn’t all rotten, but if it was, all the more reason to ride out
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  9. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Lamar had better watch his back
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  10. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Q is as distinct and powerful a voice in hip-hop as Kendrick, and he manages to bring the likes of Kanye West, Swizz Beatz, Anderson .Paak, and Vince Staples to Figg St. on one of the year’s best rap albums thus far
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  11. 7.0 |   Beardfood

    Despite its highs and lows, it’s a smooth ride
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  12. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    His music is richer for its resistance to escapist fantasy
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  13. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    Overall, Blank Face LP has enough meat to warrant several satisfying helpings
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  14. 7.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Blank Face LP is the end of the gangsta-rap arc. It might not be the most illuminating record for those who have heard the cycle play out before, but its execution has rarely felt this visceral
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  15. 6.0 |   NOW

    Q might appear masked on the album cover, but his explicit tales of hardship, prosperity and loss hide nothing
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  16. 6.0 |   State

    It’s unfair to expect an artist to stick with one sound for their entire career, but experimenting can go either way and it quite frequently does on Blank Face
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  17. 4.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Ultimately an unfocussed album, one caught between reportage and repugnant opportunism
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