11 Songs, 51 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Dormant for seven years since 2010’s Nothing, N.E.R.D have been jolted into action by the social and political turbulence around them. Sounding as vital as they’ve ever done, the trio address racism, corporate governance and border control with revolutionary spirit and boundless creativity. The taut electro of Rihanna-featuring opener “Lemon” provides a short, sharp introduction, while seven-minute opus “Lightning Fire Magic Prayer” exemplifies their daring as it twists artfully through psych-pop, hip-hop and lounge jazz. Focusing on police brutality, “Don’t Don’t Do It!” welcomes in a spine-tingling verse from Kendrick Lamar—the pick of some stellar cameos, including features from André 3000, Future and Ed Sheeran.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Apple Digital Master

EDITORS’ NOTES

Dormant for seven years since 2010’s Nothing, N.E.R.D have been jolted into action by the social and political turbulence around them. Sounding as vital as they’ve ever done, the trio address racism, corporate governance and border control with revolutionary spirit and boundless creativity. The taut electro of Rihanna-featuring opener “Lemon” provides a short, sharp introduction, while seven-minute opus “Lightning Fire Magic Prayer” exemplifies their daring as it twists artfully through psych-pop, hip-hop and lounge jazz. Focusing on police brutality, “Don’t Don’t Do It!” welcomes in a spine-tingling verse from Kendrick Lamar—the pick of some stellar cameos, including features from André 3000, Future and Ed Sheeran.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
307 Ratings

307 Ratings

Jonah Varc ,

ew

stop

HmmZach ,

What happened!?

Considering where N.E.R.D came from and what they were know for doing. It saddens me to see the direction the band is going.

Nothing here seems creative, unique, or noteworthy. Just a good ole Fashion cash grab.

Ill keep listening to Fly or Die and in search of if I want to hear good N.E.R.D music.

“I You feel just how I feel, everything plastic nothing real.” - Breakout

ceemac1986 ,

Dumpster

STRAIGHT DUMPSTER TRASH homey.

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