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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: 23 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
  1. May 26, 2018
    10
    super bobma al'bom super klass stavlu 10 radi romo4ki. al'bom goda prosto luchshiy
  2. May 25, 2018
    10
    This Album is never a mess. I heard it about 10 hours and I am really impressed. This Album is named TE$TING because Rocky is TE$TINGThis Album is never a mess. I heard it about 10 hours and I am really impressed. This Album is named TE$TING because Rocky is TE$TING something new and I like it, I like every Single Song. Its finally something new to hear with unique beats. Expand
  3. 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
  4. May 26, 2018
    8
    Quality content, which we have long been lacking since the release of the ''DAMN.''. Album of the month is for sure.
  5. Jun 14, 2018
    8
    This album is pretty nice. A half of tracks are magnificent. Song featuring Moby, probably, is album’s crown
  6. 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$AP Rocky's "TESTING" is a album that feels like it falls short (it sorta does) but if you get pass that, some of the songs off here are good.
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  7. May 29, 2018
    3
    15 tracks and no stand-outs; the whole thing sounds muddled and lazy. Some big talent featured but ultimately wasted. The beats are pretty15 tracks and no stand-outs; the whole thing sounds muddled and lazy. Some big talent featured but ultimately wasted. The beats are pretty lacklustre overall; sounds like A$AP doesn't really have a lot to say nor does he seem to have confidence in any particular sound as he meanders through an aimless hour of senseless genre patchworks and uninspired lyricism. An exercise in hollow posturing, with the only thing tested being my patience. Expand

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