Album Review: Melt My Eyez See Your Future by Denzel Curry
Excellent, Based on 2 Critics
The Line of Best Fit - 80 Based on rating 8/10
He's mastered the conceptual (TA1300), focused punching-upwards (Imperial) and even been explicitly driven (ZUU) - not to mention a wealth of collaborations including the truly excellent UNLOCKED EP with Kenny Beats - and now it's time for Curry to take the lead from himself. An exploration of his wildest ideas and most focused inner thoughts, MELT MY EYEZ SEE YOUR FUTURE comes together like a cataclysmic showing of everything he's learned, and most importantly, he's embracing himself. It feels coherent, but also as if it's still just a part of the journey.
Denzel Curry hits hard. The rapper makes tunes for mosh-pits, tracks for fans to lose their minds to; yet he's also capable of cutting deeper, an artist whose ear for production marks him out from the pack. Building a catalogue that is illuminating on a neon-drenched level and absorbing on an emotional plane, Denzel has a habit of switching between those poles, but rarely finding the correct balance.