Nice new album from Kendrick. Still virtuosic in crafting head-boppable songs out of social commentary, but the production is not nearly as ambitious as To Pimp A Butterfly. The neo-soul is more neo than soul and the bangers are not anywhere near the level of the ones on Good Kid Mad City either.
DNA, Humble and that one with U2 are my highlights.
Lately I've been feeling MikeWillMadeIt is one of the best producers of this era and 'DNA' backs that up, especially after the beat switch. I want MikeWill to produce everything these days. A Swae Lee solo album first, then a reunion with Future, and so on...
I like the album a lot. Leaving aside the hype, leaving aside even the content, I just find his music enjoyable to listen to. (Don't really like 'Humble' though.) This new album is mixed down to perfection. And I appreciate how you never know exactly what he's going to come up with. He definitely has a 'sound' but he's experimental almost to a fault.
I started doing a playlist last night of just Future stuff. I intended to listen to his whole post-Pluto run. Obviously didn't get that far but considering I only just got up to 'Monster' there are a lot of bangers. (Note: some of the tracks I've included aren't my favourite tracks but help show his evolution , e.g. the first track off 'Honest', which show how poppy he was trying to go in those days.)