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Anderson .Paak


Second album under the Anderson .Paak name from Oxnard, Ca. rapper Brandon Paak Anderson, with guests including Schoolboy Q and The Game

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  1. 9.1 |   Consequence Of Sound

    It might be a challenge for him to make something as relatable and soulful as Malibu again, but fortunately, the album has the kind of substance that suggests he’s built to last
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  2. 9.1 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    Malibu will appeal to you, your mother, your son, your pastor, your record shop owner and your favorite local DJ’s, because you feel afraid to classify it as anything
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  3. 9.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Malibu is heavily indebted to the g-funk style that Dre innovated in the early ’90s
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  4. 9.0 |   Exclaim

    Offers a sense of wonder that's carefully rooted in funk and soul, and presents a complete vision from a blossoming new artist that's not only fearless, but leading something of a sonic revolution
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  5. 8.6 |   Pitchfork

    His most assured and most personal project yet
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  6. 8.5 |   The 405

    The year’s first R&B masterpiece
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  7. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    His ability to make uptempo soul without losing his ability to invoke a response more typical of downtempo sounds is particularly impressive...if Malibu is anything to go by, 2016 will be an even more notable year for Paak
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  8. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Bright, striking and compelling, as old-school sounds and notions are beautifully embedded in a new, experimental hinterland
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  9. 8.0 |   Beardfood

    His warm vocals and jazzy instrumentation make for an enjoyable and promising effort
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  10. 8.0 |   Gig Soup

    Maintaining the recent west coast resurgence up next is Anderson .Paak. Delivering a intense thought provoking jam session of the highest order
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  11. 8.0 |   Q

    This is more a soul album than a rap album. Print edition only

  12. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Even with Frank Ocean, Beyoncé, Rihanna and Solange stealing the headlines, this year felt like a breakout for the one-time Dre protege
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  13. 7.0 |   Spin

    A melody-driven rap release that moonlights as a funk opus, with a serious emphasis placed on soul
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  14. 7.0 |   FasterLouder

    He filters golden age soul through contemporary hip hop in an effortless fashion
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  15. 6.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The music isn't always as dynamic as his thoughts
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Anderson .Paak: Malibu

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  • 1. The Bird N/A
  • 2. Heart Don't Stand a Chance N/A
  • 3. The Waters N/A
  • 4. The Season/Carry Me N/A
  • 5. Put Me Thru N/A
  • 6. Am I Wrong N/A
  • 7. Without You N/A
  • 8. Parking Lot N/A
  • 9. Lite Weight N/A
  • 10. Room in Here N/A
  • 11. Water Fall (Interluuube) N/A
  • 12. Your Prime N/A
  • 13. Come Down N/A
  • 14. Silicon Valley N/A
  • 15. Celebrate N/A
  • 16. The Dreamer N/A
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