Written by: IG’s @RatingAlbums
Project: SATURATION II
Length: 16 Tracks (48 minutes)
Release Date: August 25th, 2017
Featured Artists: Kevin Abstract, Ameer Vann, Don McLennon, Merlyn Wood, JOBA.
Notable Producers: Romil Hemnani, Kevin Abstract, Q3, bearface.
Top tracks: TOKYO, QUEER, GAMBA
Replay Value: 8.5/10
Critical Score – 8/10
Final thoughts: 2 months after the collectives debut album BROCKHAMPTON continue to bring their creative fresh sound on Saturation 2 and elevate it to the next level.
This album comes 2 months after a really good, highly hyped debut project. Normally we wouldn’t expect another hiphop album from an artist until a year or 2 later. Especially albums to this standard. But, BROCKHAMPTON have bucked the trend here and have also promised that Saturation 3 will drop before Christmas.
Whereas, the first album introduced many people to the individuals of the collective, Saturation II really showcased the members skill and ability. In particular Kevin Abstract and Ameer Vann. The later brings some next level rapping placing him as the groups strongest rapper. The former, Abstract really ties the album together. His unique style, content and creativity really shines on this album.
However, even though this album is really good it’s not without its minor downfalls. Tracks like TEETH show the content can get deep and thought provoking at times but the production on this is minimal. To oppose that, tracks where we get amazing production the content and subject matter lacks. Also for me Merlyn Wood is easily the weakest member of the group. I can see why his voice and abrupt rapping will appeal to some people although I think it hinders the overall sound of the tracks he’s featured in.
In summary, I really shouldn’t nitpick too much at this because from beginning to end BROCKHAMPTON show off their amazing talents and continuous growth over a short period of time. At this rate the 3rd album in the trilogy might just be a classic. But this right here, this is FIRE 🔥