11 Songs, 48 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

It’s Donald Glover’s eye-popping soul riot. And like everything he's touched in 2016, his third Childish Gambino album is a slow-burning triumph. The robust hip-hop of previous records is parked and in its place arrives sweltering soul and mussed-up funk. Opener “Me and Your Mama” is a deep, exultant opus that makes plain Glover’s ambition, the exquisite “Redbone” sees him access a register (and vibe) that Prince would approve, while “California”—a sort of breezy calypso jam with a judicious use of wood whistle—captures the effervescent and completely intoxicating spirit of a very special record.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

It’s Donald Glover’s eye-popping soul riot. And like everything he's touched in 2016, his third Childish Gambino album is a slow-burning triumph. The robust hip-hop of previous records is parked and in its place arrives sweltering soul and mussed-up funk. Opener “Me and Your Mama” is a deep, exultant opus that makes plain Glover’s ambition, the exquisite “Redbone” sees him access a register (and vibe) that Prince would approve, while “California”—a sort of breezy calypso jam with a judicious use of wood whistle—captures the effervescent and completely intoxicating spirit of a very special record.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
2K Ratings
2K Ratings
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DONALD IS A GENIUS

Donald Glover is truly a mastermind and way ahead of his time. Everything he creates is pure classic and out of this world, literally from a different time. "Awaken, My Love!" Is going to be a game changer for music in general. I had the opportunity to listen to it at his Pharos event and it changed my life. This man has God-like talent. It's time the whole world realizes this.

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Funkadelic

As someone who went to the Pharos concert, I can confirm that the single "Me and Your Mama", as well as the entire album, is funky as hell. A really radical change for Gambino, but a really fantastic one too. I can promise this album will be excellent, and if you're a fan of R&B, or funk/jazz, you will absolutely love this album.

stankygator ,

Donald the GOAT

Childish can do anything: acting, stand-up, rapping, signing, and writing (Atlanta is🔥). Makes Drake's singing look like "child's play"

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