My Rating: 85% (B++)
Pitchfork Rating: N/A
Rolling Stone Rating: N/A
Metacritic Rating: 82%
Average Rating: 84%
Tracklist (Standout songs underlined):
- Lemon Juice (feat. Curtiss King)
- Shakespeare on the Low (feat. Rexx Life Raj)
- GBKW (God Bless Kanye West)
- Another Round (feat. Krizz Kaliko)
- Xmas and Thanksgiving
- 1000 Suns
- One Uh Those Days (feat. Reverie)
- G Is for Gentrify
- Animals Damnit (feat. Beleaf)
- Ay Caramba
- Wanna Be High (feat. Big Too Big)
Favourite Song on Album:
Listen to This Album When You’re:
On the hunt for some Good Life sounding rap, although not one of the Good Life emcees, Murs definitely would be at home with the vibe.
Thoughts on Album Cover:
I actually really like this album cover, it’s one of those that I can stare at for awhile and just enjoy the pure art behind it.
Want to Own on Vinyl?:
Murs went weird there for a bit, his rhymes got really gangster and not as fun and clever as what I grew up with. Honestly he fell off my radar once he tried to reinvent himself, although I don’t fault him for trying to reach a wider audience, it wasn’t for me. Captain California is the compromise between his new fans and his old fans. I love hearing songs like God Bless Kanye West and Lemon Juice because I get my classic Murs fill, while songs like Colossus may not necessarily be my favourite tracks, they are in no way bad. Murs has found his sweet spot, a little more tweaking here and there and he may have found something to write home about.