- Gorillaz – Humanz
3/5 – While Plastic Beach had a compelling concept and Demon Days had classic singles, Humanz struggles to attain either.
- Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
4.5/5 – Much like Kanye’s TLOP, DAMN. is a flawed masterpiece that can only be considered disappointing based on the high bar set by its predecessors (GKMC & TPAB).
Highlights: “HUMBLE.” & “DNA.”
- Father John Misty – Pure Comedy
3.5/5 – For all the hype, meta-branding, and lofty lyrics, Pure Comedy is truly frustrating due to its lack of instrumental ambition.
Highlights: “Ballad of the Dying Man” & “Pure Comedy”
- Drake – More Life
4/5 – What should feel like an odds-and-ends collection ends up being one of Drake’s best-sequenced projects.
Highlights: “Passionfruit” & “Fake Love”