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Danny Brown


The Detroit rapper's follow-up to 2011's well-received XXX, his 3rd full-length release

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  1. 10.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Old certainly is focused on production, showcasing disparate elements of electronic and rap music into one all-encompassing journey
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  2. 9.1 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    Not just the best hip-hop album of the year – but a major factor in every discussion of album of the year
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  3. 9.0 |   FasterLouder

    In short, it’s an entire universe in an album: Brown’s past and present in the lyrics, the past and present of hip-hop in the music
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  4. 9.0 |   No Ripcord

    There’s a discernible arc running throughout the album. It is addictively replayable. Growing ever more adventurous with its beats as it progresses
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  5. 9.0 |   Prefix

    Old is Brown’s best work
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  6. 9.0 |   All Music

    Crafted and paced, split down the middle like a great LP with a sure start and a freeing finish
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  7. 8.8 |   Paste Magazine

    An album that transcends much of the typical hype bullshit and seems destined to stand as a unifying record
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  8. 8.7 |   Pitchfork

    The best and most resonant album of Brown's career
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  9. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    The popular perception of Brown as a lewd-yet-talented harlequin fails to take into account his most important asset, the one Old makes abundantly clear; his acute understanding of the environment such bromides are born from. It is there, in that seminal muck, where Brown’s true artistry lies
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  10. 8.5 |   The 405

    Old, from its quirky beat selection to its more classic hip-hop moments, leaves the listener more than happy but steeped with a sense of jealousy
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  11. 8.5 |   Under The Radar

    Old doesn't sound like anything approaching a conventional hip-hop record—and in a year when the majority of rap's big hitters failed to deliver, it couldn't feel more indispensable
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  12. 8.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    You get the feeling that Brown’s knowledge of his medium is key to his ability to produce a well-rounded listen, as the 32-year-old has done with Old, his biggest release yet
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  13. 8.0 |   Fact

    An album that feels measured and well timed and yet avoids sounding over-polished or awkwardly stage-managed
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  14. 8.0 |   NME

    A perfect example of why 2013 is a very exciting time for hip-hop
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  15. 8.0 |   Spin

    It isn't traditionally enjoyable, and it isn't supposed to be. But for Danny Brown, the pill-popping, pussy-eating squawk-box, it's the most daring record he could've made
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  16. 8.0 |   Uncut

    An anomaly in the contemporary hip-hop landscape. Print edition only

  17. 8.0 |

    Ultimately, Old is a daring, exceptional album that outdoes XXX for it's focus, energy, honesty, bravery and direction
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  18. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    A rich, enticing, multi-layered record that truly takes Brown to the psychedelic higher ground
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  19. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    What’s most striking here is Brown’s deep, consistent sense of song structure and pop sensibility
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  20. 7.0 |   Clash

    A free-wheeling, Molly-popping collection of dizzying trap-rap set atop an equally unnerving soundtrack
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  21. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    This is Brown at war with himself, proud of success but tired of the persona it required
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