It has been a while since the rapper Future released a new full length album, and many people were anxiously waiting for more of the heavy trap beats that Future brought on previous projects. Although his newest album, which is simply titled Future, is good, it is not the great return of the rapper that we know from his previous albums.
Our review of this album is not very positive. Though this album is very long, with 17 tracks and an hour run time, there is not much to say about it. Stand-out songs include “Rent Money” and “Mask Off”, but it is hard to call them stand-out songs because almost every song on this album sounds the same. In “Rent Money”, the rapper treats us to his infamous sound of heavy base and hard hitting sounds, with the same old raspy voice we are used to hearing from him. In “Mask Off”, we are immediately greeted by a soothing flute which quickly becomes the background sound to an intense trap beat that hits hard. Even with these two songs the album still doesn’t impress the way it should. While this album is by no means bad, it is just forgettable. At best this album will be listened to for a couple of weeks and then audiences will move on back to older future songs, or even his next album which is set to drop on February 24, 2017. The most we can say about this album is that it is decent, but it is less than what people have come to expect from Future.
Overall, this album was not terrible, but just disappointing. Although this album can still be played at parties and in crowds, it still won’t make you feel the same way that his previous albums will. Hopefully Future can redeem himself with his next release. We give this album a 2.5 out of 5. This album is available on iTunes and Spotify.