The Forever Story (studio album) by J.I.D

The Forever Story by J.I.D
Year: 2022
Release date: 2022-08-26
Overall rank: 2,072nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 148 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 2022 (13th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 2020s (48th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,072nd)
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81/100 (from 148 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.6/100, a mean average of 80.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.6.

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95/100
From 03/25/2023 15:16
One of the best rap-albums i've ever heard. The rapping is fantastic, his flow is tremendous, the lyrics have good foundation in them, with good points and the beats (especially Dance now and Stars) are fantastic as well. Hope he can keep this quality up throughout his career. If he van, he will ascend into the goat conversation. If not, this is still the second best rap album of the decade so far. Hope this album gets the recognition it deserves on this website as well, but as so many other rap albums, i fear it will not get it.
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75/100
From 02/22/2023 19:50
“The Forever Story” explores its central theme of family fantastically. “Crack Sandwich” vividly describes JID and all of his siblings unifying in a street fight. “Sistanem” investigates the complex relationship of loving someone with different values without a common enemy. JID’s flow is versatile and fluid. He jumps across the many beat changes without issue. The latter quarter of the album is a bit weaker. “Money” has an instrumental that feels flat with its looping horns. Both technically and conceptually sound.
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80/100
From 12/27/2022 03:47
Top notch production and consistently sharp lyricism. After a few listens, though, I just wish more of it jumped out at me.
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85/100
From 12/11/2022 00:38
The backing is quality but the way he switches up styles and flows, not over the album, but in the space of the same songs is quite a thing.
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65/100
From 11/17/2022 02:27
Quite a refreshing listen. Has enough old-school energy that the fast-paced rapping from JID and kid-choral backing on many tracks pays off. Some of the trap influences are bad, but they are always bad so it's to be expected. "Money" is the peak highlight despite being one of the more low-key tracks, but – with the 60 minute run time – getting there is a slog.
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75/100
From 11/15/2022 11:25
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95/100
From 10/12/2022 00:55
By far my AOTY. And that's not a dig at other albums dropped this year — that's just how good this is
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70/100
From 09/16/2022 14:05
Great album by JID, àI was surprised by the instrumentals being this good and his flow and rhymes were great as expected
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75/100
From 09/05/2022 21:52
This bombastic new album from JID shows just what a virtuosic rapper, artist and musical auteur he really is with hard hitting and genre hopping beats, Kendrick level storytelling and dynamic features.
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From 08/28/2022 07:22
This is truly fantastic. Possible aoty contender. Kody Blu 31 is one of the best songs I've heard all year.
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