Kendrick Lamar – “Damn” [ALBUM REVIEW]

It’s always unfortunate when an artist has to follow an epochal album.ย Consideringย Kid Aย in the wake ofย OK Computerย was never fair. Pink Floyd‘s awfulย Final Cutย was doomedย afterย The Wall. Placing Kendrick Lamar‘s previous album,ย To Pimp a Butterfly,ย in such a legendary ballpark is obvious to anyone who’s heard the record without blinkers. As a result, Lamar’s fresh follow-up was always going to find itself trapped under expectations and heft. Released five days ago,ย Damnย has more written about it in comparison to its predecessor than its own merits.

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