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  • Summary: The third full-length studio album from the New York rapper was a surprise release and features guest appearances from FKA twigs, French Montana, Juicy J, Kid Cudi, Kodak Black, Moby, Frank Ocean, Skepta, and T.I.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. 83
    It’s a welcome addition to a genre that has become so occupied with spacey, bare-bones operations and overly simplistic results.
  2. May 25, 2018
    70
    Throughout the 15-track album, he weaves from hip-hop and psych-rock to R&B and soul, proving that artistically, he will never be confined to a single box.
  3. Jun 1, 2018
    67
    Though the finished project is as loose and incohesive as its title might suggest, there’s a lot to like about Testing.
  4. May 25, 2018
    60
    Rocky similarly hopped between styles on his two previous albums, Long.Live.A$AP and At.Long.Last.A$AP, but Testing is a spottier affair. Too many tracks minimise his strengths. ... There are moments, though, when the dimension Rocky created for himself comes back to life.
  5. Jun 12, 2018
    60
    While in some ways Testing is more musical than anything we've heard from A$AP Rocky before, it's also more confused, with ideas and musical shifts colliding at times to the point of randomness.
  6. May 30, 2018
    60
    There’s something bewitching about this free-form section of Testing, but there’s still that feeling Rocky's stylistic adventurousness--however appealing--is overwhelming lyrics and flows that aren't as ambitious as the production.
  7. May 29, 2018
    58
    Instead of creating a new wave, A$AP Rocky has drowned himself in his own ambitions and lost his identity along the way.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 34
  2. Negative: 3 out of 34
  1. May 25, 2018
    10
    At first i hated this album but the more i listened the more it feels like a natural evolution of rocky's sound some very unique uses ofAt first i hated this album but the more i listened the more it feels like a natural evolution of rocky's sound some very unique uses of vocals, features and and production.Songs like" Distorted Records " Kids Turned Out Fine" is not what one would expect the typical rocky sounds but in my opinion works every well . He also brings that classic rocky sound with tracks like "Hun43rd" and "Gunz N Butter" . The project could be trimmed down a couple tracks and maybe some different flow may have benefited the album better but it's not to the point where it bothers me .For sure not for everyone but with enough listens it's something i truly believe will be looked back at fondly Expand
  2. May 26, 2018
    10
    Album is an amazing piece of work done by Rocky and the whole crew who worked on it. Super different, wavy and just simply beautiful. Thank you, Rocky
  3. May 26, 2018
    10
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  4. Jun 8, 2018
    8
    It's ridiculous that music critics will fawn all over anything Kendrick or Drake put out. Even when its quanity over quality. A$AP has bangersIt's ridiculous that music critics will fawn all over anything Kendrick or Drake put out. Even when its quanity over quality. A$AP has bangers on this album and cross genre beats that seamlessly intertwine. It's creative and its fresh, the critics are just to busy juggling Kendrick's nuts in their mouth. Expand
  5. May 28, 2018
    7
    This album is OK.

    A$AP Rocky's "TESTING" feels a bit rough, however, most of these songs are good. None of these songs, except "A$AP
    This album is OK.

    A$AP Rocky's "TESTING" feels a bit rough, however, most of these songs are good. None of these songs, except "A$AP Forever" feels smooth. "Buck Shots" is a great song, but it feels OK. And "Distorted Records" feels like a amazing way to open this album. With song having buzzing sounds in the intro, it feels like if you put a cassette tape and it was completely broken. It's a very creative way to open a album.

    Besides that, A$AP Rocky's "TESTING" is a album that feels like it falls short (it sorta does) but if you get pass that, some of the songs off here are good.
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  6. May 25, 2018
    5
    The album is an interesting listen but that's about all I can say. His lyrics are not very witty or creative and the album is unorganized atThe album is an interesting listen but that's about all I can say. His lyrics are not very witty or creative and the album is unorganized at times. The Pierre Bourneish trap beats DID NOT WORK IN THIS ALBUM. The first half is insanely forgettable. The second half is better but the entire album could've been like that. I'm honestly disappointed by this album. ASAP knew the stakes were high for him musically and did not really deliver enough. Like I said before, it is an interesting listen but Rocky misses SOOO many chances to make this album more. Expand
  7. Aug 20, 2018
    3
    As much as I love Rocky and what he has done for Hip-Hop in recent years, wow, this is one really bad album. Rocky was obviously going for aAs much as I love Rocky and what he has done for Hip-Hop in recent years, wow, this is one really bad album. Rocky was obviously going for a different type of sound, hence the name, and he was clearly inspired by Kanye West's Yeezus. The only difference between the two albums is that Yeezus is actually good, this isn't. Also the remix for ASAP forever which he decided to put on the album is significantly worse than the original one. Anyways, this is terrible. Fav Tracks: Praise The Lord (Da Shine), Buck Shots. Expand

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