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Vince Staples


Third full-length album from the Long Beach, California rapper with guest appearances from Kamaiyah, E-40, Jay Rock, Kehlani, Earl Sweatshirt, Buddy and Tyga

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  1. 8.3 |   Consequence Of Sound

    FM! is a sunny day that not even being stuck in LA traffic can ruin
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  2. 8.2 |   Pitchfork

    Vince has made an album that’s true to himself, one that represents his image of Long Beach, his love for the music of the West Coast, and that unleashes the complete personality of Vince Staples
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  3. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Laced with self-doubt, social justice and most importantly, phenomenal songs that serve as much as vehicles demonstrating the rapper's overwhelming skill and talent as his ideas on gang culture, blackness and the abundant racism in the world today
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  4. 8.0 |   NME

    The Cali rapper is here for a good time, not a long time, his accomplished third album a compelling reminder that life isn’t always sunny
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  5. 8.0 |   DIY

    A drawing board of the rapper’s influences, collaborators and lifestyle, played out on drive time radio
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  6. 8.0 |   NOW

    Vince Staples continues his reign as a unique, highly skilled and energized artist
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  7. 8.0 |   The 405

    FM! further cements Vince Staples’ status as an artist who isn’t afraid to challenge societal norms - with the slickest production. Giving you the feeling of tuning into the radio in your car, Vince takes us on a drive through his hometown
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  8. 8.0 |   Q

    His edge has never been sharper. Print edition only

  9. 6.0 |   Mojo

    The breeziness is deceptive. Print edition only

  10. 6.0 |   Clash

    Little more than a placeholder - an interesting but self-indulgent sketch from an artist who could be creating masterpieces
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  11. 4.6 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    There's simply not enough quality on display to justify its own brief and largely annoying existence. Next
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