"We have people living in this city, making music that’s almost otherworldly. They’re breaking from convention to write songs about the things that matter to them – and their concerns include things beyond The Weeknd’s template of sex, drugs and stunting." - Anupa Mistry
"He’s given an enthusiastic introduction from a pastor more befitting a civil rights leader, and what follows is Lamar throwing open his arms in pledge of both humankind’s unity and his own messianic status."
"The first five Beastie LPs are all very fine, very different works, but any Greatest Albums list that omits Paul’s Boutique isn’t worth reading…As a whole, the album feels like the image made by the pieces of a hundred different puzzles cast into the air, landing to form an image more beautiful than any single one.”