Coloring Book - Chance the Rapper

8.9

HipHopDX

9.2/10

Pitchfork

9.1/10

AllMusic

10.0/10

Exclaim!

9.0/10

Consequence of Sound

9.5/10

NME

8.0/10

The Line of Best Fit

8.0/10

Rolling Stone

8.0/10

AV Club

9.2/10

As a mix of the secular and spiritual worlds, Coloring Book is sure to perplex Chance The Rapper’s fickle fans and satisfy the more adventurous open to being thrown for a loop. –Jesse Fairfax (HipHopDX)

Coloring Book is one of the strongest rap albums released this year, and is destined to be on year-end lists aplenty. It’s a more rewarding listen than Drake’s recently released VIEWS; it’s nearly as adventurous as The Life of Pablo. –Kris Ex (Pitchfork)

Chance’s combination of skill, charisma, and quality control is rare. –Andy Kellman (AllMusic)

Chance’s fellow MCs will covet its perfect union of gospel and rap. Those other rappers had better speak now, or forever hold their peace. – Kyle Mullin (Exclaim!)

While Coloring Book successfully channels the musical conventions of African-American church tradition without sounding dated or pastiche, the album also subtly chronicles black history and uses it as inspiration for artistic freedom. –Alejandra Ramirez (Consequence of Sound)

Fizzingly fun, this third mixtape sees Chance finessing but certainly not hampering, his freewheeling nature. –Leonie Cooper (NME)

Two recent developments of Chance’s do loom large over Coloring Book and keep it from reaching the same heights as Acid Rap: his penchant for singing and his status as a sort of hip-hop community organizer. –Grant Rindner (The Line of Best Fit)

Pulling from gospel tradition and his Chicago roots, Chance the Rapper delivers a hip-hop watershed. –Christopher R. Weingarten (Rolling Stone)

Like its predecessors, Coloring Book is so spirited, so affirming, and so generous it makes you seriously consider donating whatever you might have spent on it to your favorite charity. –Evan Rytlewski (AV Club)

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