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Black Panther: The Album OST

Kendrick Lamar

Black Panther: The Album OST

Soundtrack to Black Panther, curated by and featuring Kendrick Lamar with contributions from 2 Chainz, Ab-Soul, Anderson .Paak, James Blake, Future, Vince Staples, the Weeknd and more

ADM rating[?]

7.4

Label
Polydor
UK Release date
09/02/2018
US Release date
09/02/2018
  1. 8.3 |   A.V. Club

    With Black Panther, Kendrick Lamar adds a great soundtrack to his résumé
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  2. 8.3 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Though informed by the blaxploitation soundtracks of the ‘70s and the label-driven hip-hop soundtracks of the ‘90s, Black Panther: The Album is very much of its time: a well-produced and incredibly cohesive album with the loose swagger of a curated playlist
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  3. 8.3 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    This might usher in a wave of modern soundtracks like Shaft and Superfly
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  4. 8.0 |   The Independent

    The Super Fly of its era, an attempt to bring a broader measure of cultural resonance to an indulgent action fantasy
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  5. 8.0 |   All Music

    Given the level of the performances, the majority of the guests evidently approached this as a Kendrick Lamar album, not as a soundtrack. Black Panther: The Album serves both purposes well
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  6. 8.0 |   NME

    Marvel soundtracks have a new gold standard, and it's this
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  7. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    It's an affirmation of Kendrick Lamar's powers, a fascinating entry in a discography that is inarguably the decade's deepest
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  8. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    The rapper’s knotty nihilism shines through as he curates an all-star album featuring the Weeknd and James Blake
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  9. 7.5 |   Pitchfork

    Despite all its moving parts, and its by-the-numbers singles, Black Panther The Album is finely-tuned, aware of its audience, its objectives, and the stakes
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  10. 6.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    NEW Part of the problem is Kendrick himself
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  11. 5.4 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    This is an album of songs for a big idea before it was shrunken down and packed into the blockbuster money machine
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