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Nightmare Vacation

Rico Nasty

Nightmare Vacation

Debut solo album from the Maryland-born rapper with guest appearances from rappers Trippie Redd, Aminé, Gucci Mane and Don Toliver

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  1. 9.0 |   DIY

    It will chew you up and spit you out, and you’ll love every minute of it
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  2. 8.5 |   A.V. Club

    Unfiltered, demented and cut-throat: Nightmare Vacation is Rico at her nastiest
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  3. 8.4 |   Paste Magazine

    The punk-rap breakout juggles ferocity and fun on her studio debut
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  4. 8.0 |   Clash

    It’s hard not to imagine Maryland’s punk-pop princess now presiding over a post-apocalyptic Thunderdome for the updated version, nodding in satisfaction as this brash new generation of rappers devour Kenny Beat’s riff-heavy production. It embodies the project; combative, empowering and unashamedly fun
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  5. 8.0 |   NME

    The frenetic Maryland artist will not be restrained by any boundaries – genre, social or otherwise – as this thrilling, wildly charged, star-stuffed debut proves
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  6. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The album is the product of an artist who knows who she is and wants nothing more than to rage and revel in it
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  7. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    Even with the shifting styles under Nasty’s verses, this is the sort of explosive debut that is downright unforgettable
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  8. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The "Smack a Bitch" rapper remains unpredictable and exciting on her first full-length
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  9. 7.4 |   Pitchfork

    On her official debut, the electric rapper-singer is by turns deliriously chaotic, full of ambition, and unfocused as she tries a little of everything that’s made her a star
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  10. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    It’s short, aggressive and about as in-your-face as a Slipknot record, and it leaves you with the feeling that it could be the record that will finally cement Nasty as one of the most essential, vital voices in rap’s current pantheon
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  11. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    The high-volume delivery may be an acquired taste but there are gems to be found in this album of chaotic experimentalism
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  12. 6.0 |   The FT

    Booming beats and a brashly modern register dominate the Maryland rapper’s debut album
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  13. 6.0 |   The Observer

    The 23-year-old Marylander delivers the aggro punk-rap party of a lifetime
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  14. 6.0 |   Gigwise

    A halfway house between dream and nightmare
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  15. 6.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Despite how effortlessly Rico Nasty levitates between snarling and a recently discovered pop aptitude, much of it winds up as fluff
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