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Album Review Big Sean “Dark Sky Paradise” by Blade Brown

Artist: Big Sean
Album: “Dark Sky Paradise

Following the success of the monster hit single “IDFWU” and signing to ROC Nation Management, Big Sean releases his third studio album “Dark Sky Paradise“.

The pressure was on Big Sean to deliver the goods time around. After his solid debut album and the stellar “Detroit” mixtape, his “Hall Of Fame” album was very much a let down in my eyes. Admittedly, my expectations were low for this project. Thankfully, he proved me wrong and has put together his best body of work to date.

The album gets off to a running start with the Boi-1da produced “Dark Sky“, then jumps into the blazing hot “Blessings” which features Drake and serves as the albums second single. Right after that, is in my opinion the album’s best track, “All Your Fault” which features Yeezus himself. If this song doesn’t become a single, I will honestly DM Big Sean some harsh words. This song has Sean spitting some of the best bars I’ve heard him spit since Meek Mill’s banger “Burn“. After the universal break up song “IDFWU“, Chris Brown & go to guy of the moment Ty Dolla$, assist on the sure fire urban radio hit “Play No Games“.

Paradise(Extended)” is a energetic punchline filled romp, while “Win Some, Lose Some” finds Sean dealing with repercussions of the price of fame. “One Man Can Change The World” finds an appreciative Sean reflecting on how far he’s come and how good he has it. The album’s closer, the appropriately titled “Outro” finishes strong with a soulful and bouncy sample that Sean rides like a stallion. At the end of the track, he gives out his phone number as a response to those who say he’s changed and is hard to get ahold of.

Big Sean is back on his A game. This is a great album that will undoubtedly be mentioned when those “Best Of The Year” conversations pop up. Personally, I’d be shocked if this didn’t end up in my top five at the end of the year. Finally Famous indeed.

Rating: 9/10

Top 5 Songs
All Your Fault
Win Some, Lose Some
I Know

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10.00 avg. rating (97% score) - 1 vote
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brandonw • February 20, 2015

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