3.15.20 - Childish Gambino

7.9

Pitchfork

6.0/10

The Guardian

10.0/10

NME

8.0/10

HipHopDX

6.8/10

Under the Radar

8.0/10

AllMusic

9.0/10

Clash Music

5.0/10

The Line of Best Fit

10.0/10

Consequence of Sound

8.7/10

Donald Glover’s got big hooks and big ideas, but his spiritual largesse is weighed down by impulses carried halfway to their endpoints and moments of frustrating pretense. –Paul A. Thompson (Pitchfork)

 

The actor, comedian and musician Donald Glover has made the first truly outstanding album of the decade, offsetting cultural examinations with moments of sweet levity –Dean Van Nguyen (The Guardian)

 

Rap’s Renaissance man lets guard down with most personal record to date –Sam Moore (NME)

It’s just a shame his vision was marred by musical risk-taking that falls flat almost as much as it soars. –Aaron McKrell (HipHopDX)

 

Admittedly, nothing on 3.15.20 grabs the ear quite as handily as ‘This Is America’ or ‘Redbone.’ It’s more of a vibe record, akin to Marvin Gaye’s undersung In Our Lifetime; it rises and blossoms with attentive repeat listening. –Dustin Krcatovich (Under the Radar)

 

So many people in his place have gone for the safe landing, but Glover is fearless and definitely not afraid to fall flat in the quest for something new or real. 3.15.20 is both of those things and is the second classic, timeless, and timely Childish Gambino record in a row. –Tim Sendra (AllMusic)

 

Lacking the strong narrative thrust so apparent on his past albums, the project is incredibly disappointing. –Debbie Ijaduola (Clash Music)

 

Thus out of nowhere Glover brings us 3.15.20, an unsurprisingly genuinely sensational work of art from an artist who just won’t quit. –Ross Horton (The Line of Best Fit)

 

Themes of self-love, insecurity, and fear of the unknown make this album incredibly punctual –Okla Jones (Consequence of Sound)

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