DAMN ALBUM REVIEW SUMMARY: What's more to say about KUNG-FU KENNY, Kendrick Lamar? He's a multi platinum artist, has a few Grammys in his belt, has AMAZING albums and is arguably one of the best rappers out today if not the best. With Section.80 as a great debut album, and he stepped everything up with his follow up, Good Kid Maad City. Then Kendrick made arguably the best album of this decade with To Pimp a Butterfly (my favorite). With DAMN. being Kendrick Lamar's fourth studio album, he again goes with the unexpected and gives us something different than his last. This is his darkest album yet as he wonders why he has to suffer, feeling the world on his shoulders and there being no absolute solution for himself or anyone. Kendrick also makes a smart and unique choice of having the reader interprets the story for themselves while also making the concept loose enough to enjoy the songs just by itself without worrying over a story.
It took me many listens but I really enjoyed this album. I don't think it's his best and it's not my favorite. GKMC and definitely TPAB stands above DAMN. While I do think Kendrick could have waited a little more before releasing this, this is one of the more unique albums to come out this year. This album and the rest are each sonically different than each other, and that's what I love about Kendrick. I love how this time he showed us how even if he is a multi-platinum selling, Grammy award winning artist, he's down to earth just like the rest of us.
FAVORITE SONGS: DNA. FEEL. PRIDE. HUMBLE. XXX. GOD. DUCKWORTH.