Verdict: A decent rap album with a lot of great wordplay, but just as much inconsistency.
Overview: Childish Gambino’s first studio album is a very unbalanced one. The lyricism is brilliant, and Glover’s got a great flow, but sometimes the subject matter (and how he deals with it) is a bit offputting. Also, the production doesn’t help unify the album– in fact, it’s not very consistent at all. Still a pretty good album overall, but we feel like Glover needs to focus a bit before he makes something terrific.