good kid/m.A.A.d. reactions: The 20 Best Reactions To Kendrick Lamar's Debut Album
"Given that Dre or Jimmy Iovine or whoever else could've gotten their mitts into this project and bogged it down with a bunch of melodramatic hits from the Alex Da Kid factory, everyone involved should be commended for having the good sense to let Kendrick be Kendrick: They let him make a record that's not just uncompromising to radio interests, but also to uninitiated listeners across the board. It's a completely exhausting listen, one that might prove easier to admire than enjoy. But at the very least, it's never anything less than fascinating. A master craftsman should be entitled to some degree of self-indulgence."