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3.15.20

Childish Gambino

3.15.20

Fourth full-length album from actor, comedian, scriptwriter and rapper Donald Glover

ADM rating[?]

7.9

Label
Wolf+Rothstein/RCA Records
UK Release date
22/03/2020
US Release date
22/03/2020
  1. 10.0 |   Northern Transmission

    This is a dense but not confounding piece of work that speaks to it’s creators motivation and aspiration. Even at the best of times, this record would be just as widely embraced but now, in a world that is basically shutting its doors and people everywhere alone with the only comfort available found online, 3.15.20 may have arrived at the perfect moment
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  2. 10.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    3.15.20 is as spell-binding, illuminating and honest as any of the great albums in recent history
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  3. 10.0 |   The Guardian

    The actor, comedian and musician Donald Glover has made the first truly outstanding album of the decade, offsetting cultural examinations with moments of sweet levity
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  4. 10.0 |   PopMatters

    As society contends with sickness, anger, and fear, Donald Glover remedies the malignancy while fueling the anguish. 3.15.20 signals an important shift for Childish Gambino and secures the album's spot as one of the best of the year
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  5. 9.0 |   All Music

    So many people in his place have gone for the safe landing, but Glover is fearless and definitely not afraid to fall flat in the quest for something new or real. 3.15.20 is both of those things and is the second classic, timeless and timely Childish Gambino record in a row
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  6. 9.0 |   The Quietus

    3.15.20 is visionary, funny, confounding, complex and simple, super easy on the ears, full of bangers, without once seeming brattish or self-obsessed or, ever, stupid. It weaves a hyper-potent magic spell, as Glover lazes around like a goon, then casually unwraps proverbial, sensual and social truth-bombs for the age
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  7. 8.3 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Themes of self-love, insecurity, and fear of the unknown make this album incredibly punctual
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  8. 8.0 |   NME

    Rap’s Renaissance man lets guard down with most personal record to date
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  9. 8.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    As frustrating and divisive as anything its creator has made in the past 10 years
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  10. 8.0 |   Under The Radar

    Nothing on 3.15.20 grabs the ear quite as handily as “This Is America” or “Redbone.” It’s more of a vibe record, akin to Marvin Gaye’s undersung In Our Lifetime; it rises and blossoms with attentive repeat listening
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  11. 8.0 |   Q

    Glover shelves stark societal commentary, but continues to offset sweetness with sour notes. Print edition only

  12. 8.0 |   Albumism

    Though there may be a lull at the midway point of the album, the rest is an endlessly interesting, shape-shifting beast where nothing stays still for too long. It is restless and searching like all good art and it’s the best Childish Gambino album to date
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  13. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    Though Gambino takes himself a bit too seriously at times, 3.15.20's pleasant moments make up for his missteps
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  14. 6.0 |   Pitchfork

    Donald Glover’s got big hooks and big ideas, but his spiritual largesse is weighed down by impulses carried halfway to their endpoints and moments of frustrating pretense
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  15. 5.0 |   Clash

    Lacking the strong narrative thrust so apparent on his past albums, the project is incredibly disappointing
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  16. 4.0 |   The FT

    The multitalented actor-musician’s latest album doesn’t quite find its groove
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