Denzel Curry – ZUU
Released: 2019 31 May
Zuu feels like a tribute album to Carol City and Dade County in Miami, FL. From the heavy Miami Bass on tracks like the 2 Live Crew influenced “Shake 88 ft Ice Billion Berg” to full, direct tributes to the city such as on “CAROLMART ft Sam Sneak“, Zuu delivers a unique Miami experience through the eyes of Denzel Curry.
At just 12 tracks and 29 minutes, Zuu is thick enough to give listeners various looks, with amazing production by FNZ, yet short enough to leave you yearning for more. It’s Denzel’s best project thus far. Very well executed!
★★★★★: Best in show; pinnacle release from an all-time great artist.
★★★★1/2: Stellar example of genre; peak potential.
★★★★: Excellent; recommended to all fans of artist or genre.
★★★1/2: Very good; a few bland songs or minor flaws throughout.
★★★: Good; fans of the artist will find value here.
★★1/2: Average; does little to establish the artist or maintain quality.
★★: Unexceptional; a few highlights but otherwise bland.
★1/2: Weak; unrecommended for anyone but major fans of the style and/or artist.
★: Seriously flawed; very poor work but relatively listenable.
1/2: Terrible; a true embarrassment and akin to audio masochism.