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Ramona Park Broke My Heart

Vince Staples

Ramona Park Broke My Heart

Fifth full-length album from the Long Beach, California rapper

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  1. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    This is easily his most ambitious, personal and hard-hitting work to date
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  2. 9.0 |   Clash

    A document of personal evolution and what its possible to bring along with you. An attempt to filter out the parts that truly matter, it’s a triumph, and perhaps the finest album yet in his storied career
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  3. 9.0 |   Gigwise

    His strongest and most ambitious work since Big Fish Theory
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  4. 8.0 |   NME

    The Long Beach rhymer delves even further into his past than before, teaming up with Atlanta's Lil Baby to reflect on the hardship he's overcome
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  5. 8.0 |   Crack

    Staples has always been an accomplished storyteller, but here he leans into his past experience to create something that feels personal, unromanticised
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  6. 8.0 |   Beats Per Minute

    His voice is consistently stroking it throughout the 16 tracks, ensuring it’s one of his most revealing bodies of work to date. A true and honest portrait of a complex human being
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  7. 8.0 |   Pitchfork

    The companion piece to his 2021 self-titled record diverges from the innovation and technical proficiency in favor of introspection and contemplation. It is a richly detailed, deadpan elegy for his stolen youth
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  8. 7.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Tragic accounts of violence surround a guarded Vince Staples, who raps not proudly but unapologetically about his dedication to the hustle, his anxiety, and ultimately his inability to love, all stemming from his tumultuous upbringing in Long Beach
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  9. 7.0 |   DIY

    It finds him at his most confident, if not most innovative, and maybe his most comfortable
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  10. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The Long Beach rapper’s fifth album is richly detailed, musically sharp, and vocally casual
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