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A$AP Rocky


Third studio album from the New York rapper with guest appearances from FKA twigs, French Montana, Juicy J, Kid Cudi, Kodak Black, Moby, Frank Ocean, Skepta

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  1. 8.3 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The Harlem rapper's latest is loud, frenetic, and about as vibrant as hip-hop gets
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  2. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    Sonically, Testing is an experimental project. A shedding of the 29-year-old artist's old skin and a rebirth of something more profound and slightly more complicated
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  3. 6.7 |   Pitchfork

    On his third studio album, Rocky is more experimental and personal. But for music that relies on the New York rapper’s artful intuitions, it’s unfortunate his intuitions are often very basic
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  4. 6.7 |   A.V. Club

    An intriguing mix of garbled white noise and amp interference interspersed with splashes of instrumentals and a smattering of A-list features
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  5. 6.4 |   Gig Soup

    ASAP Rocky takes to more experimentation in his music to match up with his style of fashion
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  6. 6.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Testing is what it says it is, though this far into his career, he should be doing better than merely a passing grade
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  7. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    The rapper’s aversion to the mainstream takes his third album to some glorious heights, with the help of Skepta and Frank Ocean. But is his swaggering decadence wearing thin?
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  8. 6.0 |   NOW

    Testing’s title might suggest experimentation, but it delivers more on tentativeness, with a smattering of solid songs mixed into aesthetically interesting but unresolved experiments
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