DAYTONA Image
Metascore
86

Universal acclaim - based on 21 Critics What's this?

User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 367 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: The third full-length studio release for the rapper features guest appearances from Rick Ross and Kanye West.
Buy On
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. 100
    Another rare instance of an artist coming up with a classic a decade after what seemed like the peak of his career (Clipse’s Hell Hath No Fury), and the only thing that could’ve made it better was if he pre-released “Infrared” so that Drake could’ve responded and we could’ve had an album with “The Story of Adidon” on it.
  2. 91
    While DAYTONA could easily have been Pusha-T’s victory lap, it only builds on the heft of his weighty legacy.
  3. May 25, 2018
    90
    While ‘My Name Is My Name’ was a great album, this is a masterclass in design: in contrast to the 20+ track albums of this streaming era, Kanye’s ruthless editing ensures every song, every bar and every sample have purpose.
  4. May 29, 2018
    80
    The album is claustrophobic and unrelenting, but also intensely exhilarating in its brevity.
  5. Jun 21, 2018
    80
    Any flaws feel minor, and they only lightly chip at this monolithic piece of work, where commonplace rap stories breathe in ways they haven’t before. The mystery is this record’s greatest strength, and it lives in every crevice, spicing up what could otherwise just be a collection of especially hard bars.
  6. Jun 12, 2018
    80
    Kanye West grants taut, grimace-inducing beats, assisted infrequently by Mike Dean and Andrew Dawson, enabling Pusha to pack each one of the seven tracks with characteristically trenchant and terse rhymes. The lyrical focus is similarly laser-sharp.
  7. May 29, 2018
    60
    Brevity sharpens the ex-Clipse rapper’s focus, though: rarely has he sounded as urgent, even with his signature laconic tempo, as he does on bravura opener If You Know You Know; or as authoritative as on Santeria, which packs three different movements into under three minutes.

See all 21 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 48
  2. Negative: 1 out of 48
  1. May 25, 2018
    10
    The perfect example for ‘QUALITY OVER QUANTITY ALBUM’.
    This is pure poetry on extra fire beats.
    Perfect raps, perfect beats, perfect
    The perfect example for ‘QUALITY OVER QUANTITY ALBUM’.
    This is pure poetry on extra fire beats.
    Perfect raps, perfect beats, perfect samples, perfect mixing. Just PERFECT.
    Expand
  2. Jun 3, 2018
    10
    DAYTONA is an album inspired by the streets dedicated to the streets. Pusha delivers a present-day ode to drugs, money and personal identity.DAYTONA is an album inspired by the streets dedicated to the streets. Pusha delivers a present-day ode to drugs, money and personal identity. Produced by West, who with arguably the best ear in the industry, has made good on his investment into self-imposed seclusion with some of the best samplings in his discography. Expand
  3. Jun 12, 2018
    10
    When all the controversy trailing DAYTONA is pruned, you're still treated to one of the best albums of the year. This is the magnum opus ofWhen all the controversy trailing DAYTONA is pruned, you're still treated to one of the best albums of the year. This is the magnum opus of King Push's long and storied career. And to achieve that with only 7 songs is very impressive. Expand
  4. May 29, 2018
    9
    Easily the best rap album of the year so far. The production is amazing and the lyrics are on point.
  5. May 27, 2018
    9
    Spectacular, Simple and Surreal. The production is amazing, the quality as a body of work is consistent. Tracks like Santeria sum up how goodSpectacular, Simple and Surreal. The production is amazing, the quality as a body of work is consistent. Tracks like Santeria sum up how good this album is, although 7 tracks for an album is short, it delivers and is straightforward. Amazing Album, instant Classic, Its replay value is there. Expand
  6. Jun 2, 2018
    9
    87 Which rounds up to a 9. Daytona by Pusha T, is probably the greatest project from Pusha, alongside with his album as a Clipse, Hell Hath No87 Which rounds up to a 9. Daytona by Pusha T, is probably the greatest project from Pusha, alongside with his album as a Clipse, Hell Hath No Fury. In this album the production by Kanye West was one of his finest yet, which is covered by bars from the ex-Clipse rapper. With a short 21 minutes, Pusha and Kanye made the most out of the album and delivered a fine album. A lot of message was able to be extracted from this album, such as Pusha T's drug dealing as a teenager, disses to Drake on Infrared and also Kanye West addressing his political views on what would meek do. The beats from the music seem like something from MBDTF, since they are on the borderline of trap beats and old school hip hop beats. The greatest tracks on this album for me was Santeria, The Games We Play and If You Know you Know. So far, upon releasing this album, this album is currently the best of 2018 since the only flaw is that the songs were not able to reach that upper level quality and none of the songs are catchy enough to be remembered in 2030 as songs. Expand
  7. May 25, 2018
    0
    Terrible album. Worst one he ever put out! My ears hurt! The songs have no life and sound like fillers.

See all 48 User Reviews

Related Articles

  1. The 25 Best Albums of 2018 So Far

    The 25 Best Albums of 2018 So Far Image
    Published: July 3, 2018
    We rank the 25 highest-scoring albums released during the first half of 2018.
  2. Best of May 2018: Top Albums, Games, Movies & TV

    Best of May 2018: Top Albums, Games, Movies & TV Image
    Published: May 31, 2018
    Did you miss anything? These were the best new releases of the past month in music, film, TV, and videogames.